संत साहित्याच्यी कालाबाधितता

काल मला आणि दाक्षायणीला पुण्यातील वाडिया महाविद्यालयाच्या वाणिज्य शाखेच्या विद्यार्थ्यांनी ‘संत साहित्य – एक साठवण’ या विषयावर संवाद साधण्यासाठी बोलावले होते. थोडं बोलणं आणि थोडं गाणं असं कार्यक्रमाचं स्वरूप होतं. आजच्या काळातही संत साहित्य ताजं आणि उपयुक्त का आहे? या विषयावर तुम्ही नक्की बोला असं त्यांच्या प्राध्यापकांनी सुचविलं. संत साहित्य कालातीत का आहे? याला अनेक […]

अतुल पेठेंची ‘किमया’

आपण स्वतःहूनच ओढवून घेतलेली पण आपल्याला अजिबात न सोसवणारी आयुष्याची गती; आयुष्यात सतत अजून काहीतरी मिळवायचे आहे हे वेड, आयुष्याच्या परिपूर्णतेबद्दल असलेल्या किंबहुना लादलेल्या किंवा उसन्या घेतलेल्या मृत संकल्पना; या व अशा अनेक कारणांनी आपण आपले आयुष्य गचाळ आणि गलिच्छ करत चाललो आहोत. या सर्व गदारोळात ‘घर’ या संकल्पनेला किती महत्त्व उरणार? काचेच्या निर्जीव खिडक्यांनी […]

Kabir and Krishnamurti : Drawing Some Parallels

Kabir and the simplicity of his words have always stunned me. So has the intensity of the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti. While reading and singing Kabir with one’s totality, one can experience the truth, suddenly flashing like a thunder in the dark sky filled with clouds. On the other hand, when one completely surrenders to […]

How (some)Startups are Creating a Whole Generation of Disloyal Customers

Startups are good for economy. Startups are good for buyers. Startups are good for everyone in the society. Startups have immense potential of creating local employment and absorbing local talent. Startups also give a lot of business to local small scale vendors. Because of startups, buyers get a wide variety and highly customized product, catering […]

The Current Crisis at Infosys and a Few Words From Kabir

Infosys. This word resonates with a loss of almost INR 22,000 crores for its share holders. A company, which was once talked about for its work culture and for being a great work place, is today being talked about for the turmoil, which reflected into a huge loss to the share holders. On the surface, […]

Why do writers write? Something to keep in mind while reading stuff online

Suddenly, writing and publishing have become so easy. Writing something and getting it published was so difficult a few decades ago; and look around now – there are writers, bloggers scattered all around us, all striving for getting eyeballs and attention. As I observe, if you use any social network, you are bound to stumble […]

Review: A Hindustani Vocal Concert in 2050

It’s June 2050. The last concert that I attended in June 2049 was so horrible that I stopped attending all the concerts; but hope hardly dies. Just one more, I thought. My self-driving car got me at the venue. Thanks to these self driving cars, parking is no more a problem. There were ten other […]