Showing posts from January, 2013

Cultural Emergency- An Impending Crisis In India

"India facing a Cultural Emergency", stated by Salman Rushdie recently in the Jaipur Literary Festival has a high probability of becoming a BIG problem in a multicultural society like India. In a country which amasses people brought up in different cultural ecosystems, the acceptance of a culture takes time. People are separated  by walls built upon religion, culture, traditions, lifestyle apart from differences in their characters. This issue is very fragile and sensitive in nature as reactions to this can hurt people's sentiments. I'm not talking in favor of anyone, I'm just trying to express my views and hence please don't misunderstand what I'm  registering. What caused the spark inside me to write this article is the commotion raised against the release of Viswaroopam movie stating that it hurts Muslim sentiments. I'm not a patron for Kamal Hassan or promoting his film, but it's absolutely ridiculous in targeting a movie even before it's

Message Delivery > Message Itself!!

The way in which the message is delivered is definitely more important than the message itself.A good message wrongly communicated will gather poor appeal from the masses thus making a good message less worthy. On the other hand, even an ordinary message told with necessary oratory ingredients will be of more value. Though, the content of the message is important, the confidence with which it is said is more important. Content without confidence will not prove to be a successful message rendition. Mark Twain quotes, "What differentiates a speaker from a orator is the intent in his words and the confidence with which it is delivered." A message which is delivered without intent will be like a house built on poor foundation. Human mind is always susceptible to emotions. People with great oratory skills are well aware of this factor and hence they sway people to their side by adding an emotional element along with the messages they convey. They are adept in sticking an e

Professionalism bereft Spirituality and Reverence is Incomplete!!

                                     Professional is a term that is often misunderstood by growing adults and teenagers. They consider that being smart, discrete with a high proficiency in language are the attributes of a thorough professional. The mistake which most upcoming professionals do is that they apply their occupational strategies even beyond the office atmosphere.There is a bizarre change in the mindsets of the present Indian generation.Recently, I found a guy who works as an engineer is a Multinational company hesitating to get blessings from his own grandfather.Then, after his father's persistence he made an halfhearted attempt and showed his obeisance(in India we show obeisance by touching the feet of elders).The reason stated by him was that he's earning thousands of rupees each month and touching one's feet affects his professionalism.I was taken aback when I saw his response but understood the immaturity of his mind though he's successful in his job an