transience

Transience

Dazzling colors and brilliant lights fade away To silence, the clamour of fireworks gives way Only shreds of paper remain on the ground, Smell of gunpowder in the air hangs around. Of pleasures relished for as long as they last, Vague memories remain, like dreams of the past Of a life well lived, after a year or […]

How Feminism follows from Capitalism and Consumerism

What is generally seen as an expression of freedom and empowerment might, in reality, be a case of clever manipulation. One example that I want to bring up today is of women who are driven to seek a job and focus on their career, thereby “empowering” themselves,  “breaking barriers” and “being free”.  I think that this […]

When to Quit Martial Arts?

I have heard (and read) many give advice on when to start practicing martial arts. Most of the time, the recommendation will be either now, or earlier than that! But I have not come across anyone throwing light on when to quit martial arts.  I think this is an equally important question to consider, and not […]

Fallacy of Helping Others

People want to make themselves “useful”, and some are even addicted to finding purpose in helping others (as we have seen in an earlier post). The question that is generally overlooked, however, is to what extent it is possible for anyone to help another!  I believe that there is little one can do, and here we […]