"High Spirits Of The Tall Tree"

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


You know, why I selected this particular topic for writing a blog?

A series of deaths that occurred  in my family and friends' family made me so analytical that I started collecting every cause and kind of deaths.

We are given freedom to lead a life of our own choice in this World.  

As far as the 'DEATH' is concerned, nobody can escape.  No one knows as to how he/she is going to die.  Leave alone the deaths because of accidents, premature/death in very young age, because of chronic ailments.  I want to share here death  above '80'.  

Living up to '80' years itself is a great achievement in life.  After '80', everyday is a BONUS for those lucky ones.  That too, not depending on anyone, a serene, healthy, calm life is a 'highly gifted' thing in this World.   

In the mruthyunjay manthra in Sanskrit, 

'how a death should be is described with prayer to the Lord Shiva. A Cucumber fruit after getting ripe is left behind by the creeper and moves on.  Similarly, we too should lead a life, become aged and as casually as we can, die peacefully.  

But, many aged people suffer various illness, improper vision, mental disharmony, depending on the family members for their daily routines.  Vomiting, diarrhea, using bedpan, and all kinds of problems which make the person as well as those who takes care of them "feel sie" .  

Be it so, to lead a life of comfort, riches, hard work, luxurious living in bungalows,  in huts, in old age homes, or wherever for that matter.  

It is 'DEATH' that too matters more.

A casual death[अनायास  मरणं   in Sanskrit] is the ultimate.  Sleep in the night, fly away without waking up the next day,  talking casually with the family members, have a lunch or dinner, come  sit aside and "take off" , lying on the lap of  their own beloved ones and die, ..........

Wish and pray for a death to be as beautiful as it can.......



The "New Born"

     Children are the richest asset of every family.  Every new born brings messages from the abodes of the Almighty.

The emotions of the family members cannot be described.  

Parents and caretakers voluntarily takes additional "charges" .

But still, the child keeps each and every one of the family members engaged round the clock.  Who knows, when the child will sleep and give a small piece of "rest" to them.

The nursing mother should be given proper diet so that the baby 'well fed'.

Special care is taken by the person who cooks for the 'mother'.

Added cleanliness required.

Cleaning the clothing of the child and drying the same with extra care.

Vaccination and other medical care is inevitable.

Visitors time 

Everyone of us is fond of touching the "new born" and feel the softy silky child with lots of admiration
and fascination.  Needless to say the excitement of children.  There comes the question of cleanliness.  One cannot even request the guests and their children to clean their hands before touching the child.  They have to have their own "the so called common sense".

Have to handle those sensitive visitors as smoothly as possible.  But in my experience, one cannot escape from this comment"They behave as if they only has given birth to a child".

Also the child must be protected from "evil eye"

Monday, January 6, 2020


The year 2020 has begun with very great expectations.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India dreamt, "A developed India".

Economic slowdown is being criticized by many including IMF, opposition party, some economists....

U.S, China trade dispute influences the other Nations' trading economy.

Iran-US tension prevails.

Earning season begins, quarterly results of the public limited companies as well as public sector, public/private sector banks....... awaited.

Budget 2020 is expected anxiously,

Citizenship Amendment Act is the burning topic,

pollution in the Nation, Delhi in particular, carbon emission, global warming....

Unemployment problem:  outstanding/meritorious students come out with placement, those who opt for self-employment flourish, but what about the average students ?

Women safety is one another matter of concern.  Taking care of oneself  is becoming tough now-a-days.

In addition to all these, each and every day one or other problem crop up.

Leave alone all those problems and issues, 
                                            HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

Let us all have new hopes, a healthy Nation, a healthy life, a harmonious life, .....

Also, a sense of belonging-ness for the Nation where we live-in.