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The Opposite of Kindness
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The Opposite of Kindness

What is the opposite of kindness according to you? Is it inflicting harm on someone? Not so in my view. What is it then, you ask? Two years ago, I was traveling with Suvi[...]

Reflection
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Reflection

Akbar and Birbal were once taking a stroll in disguise. Roaming around incognito to experience the ground reality of his people was something Akbar did routinely. At a distance, Akbar saw a woodcutter drinking[...]

Politeness Versus Humility
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Politeness Versus Humility

The king of Baluchistan approached Khwaja Naqruddin (also known as Shaal Pir Baba) and requested the saint to accept him as his disciple. The khwaja, however, was a bit skeptical to accept the king. “If[...]

Being Good
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Being Good

Come to think of it, it’s a philosophical question but as most such questions do, it does have a bearing on our lives. What is more rewarding: a relentless material pursuit or walking the[...]

A Thousand Marbles
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A Thousand Marbles

Let me begin with a story I read a few years back and made a mental note to use it someday. What better than a Saturday morning to share it with you. Here (almost[...]

Excess Baggage
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Excess Baggage

There was a little girl Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; And when she was good She was very, very good, And when she was bad she was[...]