It isn’t All Over When You Lose a String

It isn’t All Over When You Lose a String

Itzhak Perlman, the reigning master of the violin, is loved across the world by violin aficionados. This Israeli-American violinist enjoys superstar status and is a recipient of 16 Grammys, four Emmys, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest honour in 2015. What makes him unusual, besides his immense talent, […]

Why Silence is not a Virtue

Why silence is not a virtue

The zealotry unleashed in the name of cow vigilantism that saw the brutal death of a Muslim man in UP a few weeks ago is still vivid in our memory. Only weeks before that we watched on television a group of African students being chased and beaten by a local mob in Noida. Around the […]

The Universal Conspiracy Theory

The Universal conspiracy theory

I am reminded of the oft-quoted words of Paulo Coelho: When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it. How else can I explain the outpouring of charity, love and support that I received from people from different walks of life ever since A BRIDGE Over Troubled Waters started its journey […]

When Giving Makes You Rich

When giving makes you rich

Stephen King, the popular American author of supernatural fiction and fantasy, had a very close brush with death some years ago. The bestselling author was out for a walk near his home, when a distracted minivan driver slammed into him with enough force to send King over the top of the vehicle and into a […]

My Journey to Freedom

My Journey to freedom

It happened over two decades ago. When my readings those days took me to the world of Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre and the awe-inspiring Fyodor Dostoevsky and their philosophy of existentialism, I knew I was hooked. But I wasn’t prepared for what followed.  Those ‘existential’ writers soon came to have a telling effect on my […]