Diwali, a Festival of Lights or Pollution?

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the celebration of Lord Rama's return to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, and the defeat of Ravana. It is the season of pujas and festivities, diyas and lights, Rangoli and colour; celebrated with new clothes and gifts, sweets and food and, of course, family. Diwali is a festival … Continue reading Diwali, a Festival of Lights or Pollution?

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On Self-control & Satisfaction

Do you think you have self-control? Or are you impulsive, and give in to every need? More importantly, how much do you think you should have self-control? I consider myself a reasonably self-controlled individual, when it matters. And by that, I mean that I can stop myself from indulging in something if I know I really … Continue reading On Self-control & Satisfaction

The Coming of the Christ-Child: Detailed Analysis

About the author: Bessie Head was born to a mentally unstable white woman, Bessie Amelia Emery, and a black father who she never knew. Due to the racial taboo, and her mother's unstable state, she was adopted and grew up with different "coloured parents". Head faced a lot of problems in society due to her heritage, … Continue reading The Coming of the Christ-Child: Detailed Analysis