The Emperor’s New Clothes, a classic adaption from a 13th-century Indian fable was immortalized by Hans Christian Andersen first published in the early 19th century. The story is about an emperor who cares more about his appearance and posturing, hires two weavers, who to satisfy his vanity promise to make him the most elegant clothes worthy of an emperor that can only be seen by worthy men.
June of 1970 was one of the worst months for my father’s business in Mumbai, India. The market was turning very fast. My father had a strong reputation in the industry, and as a result, although far from being an ideal situation, it was still a blessing to have a small but crawling flow of work to keep the ship from sinking.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside us all. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked: “Which wolf wins?”
Continue reading “1.5 Back to Basics | Final Summary”
I had accepted a new job in Toronto, the big TO, in 2006, and despite the excitement, leaving Florenceville, New Brunswick was unusually harder than we expected. This was not the first time we were uprooting ourselves in search of the proverbial new pastures. We had travelled thousands of miles before, but this time it seemed different.
Pit stops help keep the journey exciting and also prevent falling asleep on the wheel. Continue reading “★ Detour | Off Topic”
Gollum teaches us some very essential lessons.
If Smeagol had strong walls within him, he wouldn’t have become obsessed with evil, killing his best friend, living an unnaturally long life in despair and become Gollum, finally melting away with the One Ring. Now, that probably wouldn’t have given us the epic story ‘The Lord of the Rings’ either. Continue reading “1.3 Back to Basics | “My Precious””
Forts and castles can be traced back to the time humans first started defining their territories and power over one another. It was a symbol of strength and superiority over other ruling powers. It took years to build and took sweat and blood from hundreds and thousands who toiled on making them. Continue reading “1.2 Back to Basics | Build some walls”