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Essays and Reflections

In this, my older prose, you will see the passion with which I write and the articles that formed the basis of Imagine and my Poetry

essays

2 Tripping →

India in 2005

3 Reminders to Advance the Soul →

When I first started to expand my thoughts

4 Dear Brother →

Fictionalized Furure (The YM Mandate)

5 Reconciling Quality →

Thoughts on Quality in Religion - rtying to integrate the static (dogman) from the dynamic (individual)

6 Charter →

Fictionalized Furure (The YM Charter)

7 Harmony →

The author appeals to God to give man the understanding that all paths lead to him. Let man embrace his brethren, accepting his limitations as he has his, and walk together towards a world filled with love and peace with the understanding that all paths lead to the one same God.

9 A New Age →

Random jottings on a New Age and the thoughts it inspires

13 Our Values →

Truth Alone Triumphs

21 God Again →

Who is God? He is the all loving all-pervading spirit who watches over us and is there in our sad and happy moments. At times we feel abandoned by Him when we really do not understand and accept life with all its ups and downs. In this transient world let's accept and embrace change, let's evolve bearing in mind that his Divine Spark is within each of us in body, mind and spirit.

23 Jump with Faith →

Religion is the one area where we clash rather aggressively and furiously with our fellow beings. We are taught to believe that only our faith is right and that all others are wrong or flawed. We are all but swimmers in this vast ocean of spirituality, learning to dive, standing on the diving board, yet reluctant to take the plunge lest our faith and beliefs be ridiculed and condemned. The author implores us to take the plunge and face the future - one which stands for Liberty Brotherhood and Harmony - so let's help create an orchestra out of this battlefield is his plea to mankind.

24 Wall of Love →

Here the author ruefully examines the causes for man's failure to be happy viz. bad examples, past hurts, our complexes, our fixation on wealth and power and of course stress. All these trivial pursuits rob us of a rich and contented life. There is still hope for mankind to recover from these maladies of division and dissimilarities and establish a "religion of love" where we can love and live as brothers and sisters.

Implore

25 Implore →

All religions have from time to time produced great men, prophets, saints, seers and mystics whom we have venerated and worshipped. All of them have come with messages for us and these messages all have commonalities and whatever path we choose to take, in the end all paths are not dissimilar and lead us to the same Truth.

1 Love Letter →

REG - Written for a woman I wanted to marry and couldnt because too many notions got in the way.

2 Gratitude →

Written for John's wedding in 2011, this remains my standard wish for any couple and forms a part of other writings like Valima and Fray

3 Brittle →

Why do we have to be so brittle with our religions and ideologies? Lets be more tolerant and loving esp towards ourselves.

4 Love Thy Self →

Imploring the reader to love him/herself as I beg myself the same

5 Musings →

Musings Interrupted (thoughts on the way to Pondicherry in 2013 - spiritual pilgrimage)

6 Love Again →

On the rebound from love and questioning everything.

7 Islam →

Short essay on Islam (not Atheism) as inspired by my own teacher.

8 Writer Tick →

"What makes a writer tick" - All my sources of Inspiration over the years

9 Church →

Notes for HCLC in Bellevue and read over 2 Sundays - this includes Cliff Rihcard's Sing a Song and Kansas' Wall

10 Copyfight →

Written in America, a CURATOR imploring Authors to make their more profound works free

11 Valima →

Naazesh - At a cousins wedding - a reading out of Gratitude mixed with a few other thoughts and quotes.

12 Let There Be Love →

Random trip on love and caring for our fellow human.

13 Sleep Eros →

Fictionalized Romance where it takes a couple a whole year of bonding before igniting the sexual spark.

14 Quality →

A plea not to judge other on religious grounds, but to let a true spirit of harmony reign

15 Divine →

128 atributes of the Divine - Mahakala and Mahashakti (Lords of Time)

16 Unspoken →

Planned selection of prayers and my own "Harmony" prayer - unspoken at Hussain Day, Bangalore

17 Partners →

Puja - Few thoughts on romance and partners, ends with a note to my cousin on her wedding day.

18 Linger Near →

Thoughts on death - for the Jim Reeves song

19 Letters Jun2017 →

3 separate essays for 3 people (at the hospital)

20 Grace →

Another random trip on a day at the hospital

21 Affirmation →

Imran's personal affirmation in 2017

22 Expectation →

The 3 types of expectation (essay written at Veena's request)

23 Good Enough →

A plea to everyone strive to be deemed good enough

24 Inspired Teaching →

Written for Edlusion, my former employer, this underscores the need for inpired teaching - seeing it as a calling rather than yet another profession.

25 Particle Physics →

Kinda cryptic love note, this one inspired by "Will and Lyra" in Philip Pullman's Dark Materials

26 Intangibles →

Written for Edlusion, my former employer, this talks of the Intangibles in Teaching Frameworks.

27 Join Us →

The YM Join Us Video of 2018

28 Feeling For Others →

Short appeal to people not to be indifferent to each other's pain.

29 Keep Smiling →

Long message to students about "never losing that fire" and making life spectacular.

30 Devalaya →

Some random trip on "Devalaya" - the Abode of the Gods

31 ID 2018 →

Imran's message / video of Independance Day 2018

32 The Fray →

For a friend when her cousin got married - a mix of various essays and prayers for partners.

33 Bless Us Father →

A short prayer as we "undertake to manifest our very Heaven on Earth".

34 Taminders Legacy →

A barrage of questions based on characters of the book of Richard Bach ie: Curious Lives

35 Messages 2020 →

Messages on Independance day and 2020 Eid