Thursday, 17 July 2014

Following Dharma

Following dharma, both in religious and righteousness sense could be contradictory. Any person may be living life individually or in company of other beings thus it is conflicting how to put different theories of living to the best in practical with every individual extending further into complex situations or branches.

We follow a principle of wrongdoing and justice. Unless these behaviors lend into a criminal or civil trot, they are taken as harmless dispositions. As our world is becoming highly expressive, with numerous updates within the matter of seconds on social media, websites, whatever overall behavior is in exhibition is actually in contradiction of what we normally would have assumed to convey, prefer, and support.

In fact, as we are brought up in multicultural societies whatever we would have assumed right is right far from dharma (giving always a contradiction and a reason to raise a finger), however answers might be deep-rooted. Otherwise, these are camouflaged and subsequently other behaviors can become primary due to active participation of false and superficial personalities that we create online.

To add to this privacy infringement misjudge a person to another extent, while those with power and connections get spared, most suffer.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

"An Obligation" on Reflection W & R July Issue

Reflection W & R mag July 2014 issue publishes my poem "An Obligation" on page 23.

An Obligation

Nectar of life flows through the plains,
pure, sweet, in curls the sound of a santoor,
the peaks shine straight and the sky
glances at its shape with an occasional cloud
and must be eager for a journey
as the stream gets lost in turns of a terrain.

To Read further go to the link.

This poem deals with the theme of environment. How ecstatic it is to find each joy that nature provides us. We discover that we have minimal responsibilities to keep on cherishing these fruits. Wherever we are, we feel full of life, happy and contended once we are in the nature, open ourselves to it.

The magazine features work of many other poets on the same theme. Hope you will enjoy reading the work.


Neelam Dadhwal

Friday, 27 June 2014

On a Path

Travelling on the roads
we will learn with times to be steady
and both with mind and thoughts
will wander out of the world,
have dreams that I still keep
to myself.

Alone on this path
I will be for long time
and they will know how to
trap what is a crime, the freedom.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Compensating for Lives?

Five bodies have been fished out of the Beas river in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. The incident occurred on June 08, 2015 when 24 engg students from VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering, Hyderabad got swept away due to sudden water being released from the gates of Lajri power project.

According to a lone survivor who witnessed his friends forming a chain to handle the gushing waters being drowned before his eyes, they were here on an educational excursion trip and were taking photos near the reservoir when the water swelled up.

Human resource minister, Mrs. Smriti Irani rushed to the site and was monitoring the rescue efforts while I was writing this post. Here it becomes important next to align with the fact that there would be compensation awarded to the families whose kin got missing or dead in this incident.

It brings smirk to my face. Many years back and even today, I hear about private organizations now and then under the scrutiny of education ministry got derecognition notification from various universities. Many government organizations too face press ire when lack of laboratory equipments or inability to face latest educational challenges are in place.

I heard many people complaining that they are not confident enough to send their wards to educational institutions because they never know whether the earned degrees will hold any value in the future. Many repent losing their fortune because of rampant rate at which the careers are not counseled for aptitude and resulting shifts to other streams.

Mrs. Smriti Irani can respect the deceased and sympathize with those parents who lost but can she value those who are living. How much compensation does this government think they can provide to the candidates and their parents who rely on the system? Basically, normal jobs gets filled up due to basic orientation like of doctors, army, engineers, ITians and other basic jobs get mouth-to-mouth advertising.

The families consider it is their personal tragedy when their wards are unable to find a proper job but basically every stream unfolding into hundreds of opportunity, it is not their fault but of maladministration. This incident also points out of emerging trend of education but at same time inefficient planning and lack of right measures.

Can compensation fill in for this loss?