Ever since being impressed by watching the Academy award-winning movie by the same title a decade back, I was earning to read the book To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. My eagerness culminated in me thieving the book from the personal library of my dear friend Hemlal. There… Continue Reading To Kill a Mockingbird

A King went to the forest for hunting with his troops. On the way, the chariot overturned and the king fell down, breaking his arm. Everyone lamented the ill fate. But the scholarly minister said, “there is no need to be sad, everything happens for good.” Enraged at this unsympathetic… Continue Reading Everything for Good

A Buddhist monk was traveling with his collection of books through a river, in a small boat. Without warning, a sudden storm came and the boat was overturned. The Boatman tried to rescue the monk, but he pleaded, “Don’t try to rescue me. Please save the books. They are much… Continue Reading Philosophy of Reading

A Jewish anatomy professor, condemned to live in Auschwitz concentration camp, couldn’t take any more torture and decided to end his life. The anatomy professor very well knew which vein to severe for a painless and quick death. But the room had poor lighting. To let more light in, he climbed up… Continue Reading Seasons of Life

A zen master proclaimed his intention to visit the palace of the king, who happened to be his disciple. Hearing about his master’s arrival, the King made colorful arrangements to welcome the wise sage. On the day, a huge crowd including wise men gathered. The King himself waited at the… Continue Reading Laughing at Oneself

Around 8th century CE, a saintly philosopher lived in Kerala, the southern part of India. Due to his notoriously strange behavior and lifestyle, he was called as ‘Naranathu Bhrandan‘ or ‘the mad man of Naranath‘. But through his odd actions, he strived to convey great messages to laymen. Waking up… Continue Reading Oblivious to the Obvious

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It is said that hobbies define a person. What an individual prefers to do at the spare time portrays his outlooks towards life. I cannot hide my pleasure in admitting… Continue Reading A Bookaholic’s Chronicles