Passion, unplugged!

What happens when you have to stop doing, either voluntarily or owing to circumstances, what you very passionately love doing? And what if that thing is not just a hobby or a pastime but a lifetime or rather, a lifeline, profession or a higher calling? Of course, not everyone gets this unique gift of combining profit and passion and in most cases, work or vocation is a drudgery that fetches the daily bread while the soul seeks out other sources of self-fulfilment. Still, one tends to take this prize of providence for granted and plunges headlong, only to feel a profound personal pang when the time comes for parting. Continue Reading

Spare the ‘sinners’!

As a columnist I have a marked distaste for back to back sequels. But with bouquets and brickbats flying thick and fast over last week’s article on religious conversions, the Pandora’s box will perforce have to remain open this week too. Continue Reading