Ramanujam, at the young age of 64, cycled from Manali to Leh in 10 days and then wrote his first blog, and I copy-pasted it on Vrikshamandir!

This is my first ever blog. I had always wanted to write about my first 50k cycling which I did at the age of 56 and half marathon at 57. However I never got around to it due to sheer inertia. This time I was determined that I should not allow any more excuses toContinue reading “Ramanujam, at the young age of 64, cycled from Manali to Leh in 10 days and then wrote his first blog, and I copy-pasted it on Vrikshamandir!”

Million stars under my feet

  There has been rather a long gap in posting blogs on Vrikshamandir. The monotony was broken as Nagar sent this blog. While forwarding this Nagar wrote, “Shailu, I guess this is, as of now the last write up that I have. I seem to have lost the rhythm to write more. It seems you too haveContinue reading Million stars under my feet

Why did the chicken cross the road?

I follow Rakesh Krishnan Simha (@ByRakeshSimha) on Twitter. I find his tweets informative, incisive and humorous. Rakesh Krishnan Simha (@ByRakeshSimha) posted a long satirical thread of seventeen tweets to highlight the “alleged” and “imagined” “thinking” of some contemporary leaders, thought leaders and influencers. I have attempted to translate his tweets into Hindi. I have alsoContinue reading “Why did the chicken cross the road?”

ते तणो खरखरो फोक करवो

This blog is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who left us on 5 May 2021 to the world she had come from. If she was with us would have loved listening to the embedded bhajan. Thanks to Tushaar, my Twitter friend from Vadodara on whose website Bharat Parikrama, I read his beautiful storyContinue reading “ते तणो खरखरो फोक करवो”

Poverty and Public Distribution System – Part – II

This is second part of the article by Nagar. In order to access the first part of the two part article on poverty and public distribution system please click here. So, How poor are the poor that need PDS support? Two important points to be noted here are: A ration card entitles the card holderContinue reading “Poverty and Public Distribution System – Part – II”

दिव्य कृपा

यह कहानी जिसे मैं अपनी मां से बचपन मे सुना करता था आज भी याद है! मैंने ये कहानी उनसे पहली बार उस समय सुनी थी, जब मैं कोई पाँच साल का था। उसके बाद ये सिलसिला कोई चार-पाँच वर्ष और चला होगा। पर इस कहानी के बारे में विशेषता ये है, की मैंने ये कहानी हर बार गहरीContinue reading “दिव्य कृपा”

हमारी जीजी

मेरी माँ को हमने बचपन से इसी नाम से जाना। १९११ में जन्म और २००८ में देवलोक के बीच की भूलोक की उनकी यात्रा ने संघर्ष ही अधिक देखे। ईश्वर में असीमित आस्था और अपने गुरु- जिन्हें उसने ८-९ वर्ष की उम्र के बाद कभी नहीं देखा, की कृपा में अटूट विश्वास ने उन्हें आध्यात्मिकताContinue reading “हमारी जीजी”

विकसवा है कहां ? यहां है पर है भी नहीं !

मानव सभ्यता के कुछ बुद्धिजीवी विशेषज्ञों का मानना है कि ”विकास” का पृथ्वी पर अवतरण सर्वप्रथम जंबूद्वीप के भारत खंड मे हुआ था। चूँकि बुद्विजीवी विशेषज्ञों का एक मत होना लगभग असंभव सा है, स्वाभाविक है कि बहुत से बुद्विजीवी विशेषज्ञ ऐसा नहीं मानते। उनके अनुसार, विकास सबसे पहले अफ़्रीकी-भू भाग में अवतरित हुआ औरContinue reading “विकसवा है कहां ? यहां है पर है भी नहीं !”