The Fettered Mastiff

A journey through undying passion and vivacious expeditions, to what bosh posers and newsmongers are upto- A potpourri of independence and thought.

Location: India

Keen observer and a dreamer...Inspired by life, nature and the butterfly.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Like someone said- "It's all in the mind...What you hear is not a fact and what you see is not always what you get".

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Bilvashtakam Stotram

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Indian Classical Music, Health and Significance of Silence in Spirituality

Nice one on indian classical music, health and significance of silence in path of spirituality:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Close your eyes to open your mind. Appearances can be deceptive.

Do NOT judge by appearances, rumors or gossip. In our current days of universal deceit, the quiet ones tend to suffer the most. Do not come to conclusions about a person when you know nothing about them or their past.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ubuntu - I am, because of you

"Ubuntu" - A philosophy that embraces understanding, respect and peaceful co-existence. A beautiful talk on the life and principles of Nelson Mandela.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Learn the word - Buccaneering

There is a difference between "effective" communication and "mindless" gabble...similar to the difference between "effective" communication and "Buccaneering". Buccaneering-A word is highly apt for those present day swashbuckling folk we come across- defined as:
" Showing boldness and enterprise, as in business, manifested as reckless or unscrupulousness demeanor"

Be an "effective" communicator ;).

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Book Recommendation- Krishnavatara by Dr.K.M.Munshi

Anybody interested in ancient Indian history, I recommend the 7 volume series of K.M Munshi's Krishnavatara - the story of Lord Krishna as we know him - a Master statesman, a perfectionist in all the dimensions of intelligence and loved by the young and old alike. Beautifully interwoven in a 7 volume series the books capture every essence of His days here on earth. Highly recommended!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Human behaviour and our psyche

We talk about peace...We hail peace...But why hasn't peace manifested in its entirety in the world or between ourselves? Rather than human beings being tolerant, I think, living with "mutual respect" between societies or countries has a far deeper meaning.

Diversity is beautiful and must be celebrated. There should be unity in diversity. But what use is variety when it is misunderstood, misinterpreted and misused many a time? Anthropology has been one of my fields of interest, although one thing that irks me most is talking about negative discrimination between human beings, any sort of discrimination. And yet, i'm here, writing about human behaviour. Nonetheless, i would definitely like to put forth my views on this subject. Now that we are a planet of 7 billion, I think there should be more emphasis in this field of study so that we turn out to be a species bubbling with peace and mutual respect and not otherwise. That said, what does it take to develop those invisible rings of kinship amongst us? Will imposing strict laws be a solution? I don't think so. I don't think so because there's no permanence in it. Left wild, the footloose may revert back to the "devil-may-care" attitude. Although, i think, imposing behavioural code of conduct may be a good temporary solution to tame minds that are prone to constantly gnawing into someone else life. But to bring in permanence, there should be another way out. What is one of the root causes that could trigger unrest? Discrimination? I think so. How do we find a permanent solution to tackle discrimination? We will not find peace outside ourselves as long as we are not at peace within ourselves. Finding peace within ourselves is accessible to every individual irrespective of our backgrounds. What is the key to finding peace within ourselves? Meditation? I think so. ;). Meditation acts in its subtlest form to promote collective consciousness. Such is its beauty and one amongst its many benefits.

So our world of 7 billion will never see peace in its entirety as long as people cling on to negative discriminations..Since diversity is so beautiful, we got to learn to live with mutual respect. Harmony would be ubiquitous, if we appreciate each other as unique beings (which we are, since no two people in our world of 7 billion are exactly alike) and let's make meditation our means finding peace within and outside ourselves.

[This is an unedited manuscript and will be continued ]

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Birthdays and what they mean to me

I'm trying to recollect when did I last have a loud and noisy birthday - as a kid perhaps? Birthdays in the recent years have always been nice, quiet and low profile... and I've always liked it like that. Why are we born on a certain day and how does that influence our lives? I'm certainly more keen in knowing the WHYs of it rather than attaching any significance to a yearly celebration... I wonder if i'll ever find out, but the thought of it is certainly inspiring! That said, I do not believe in fate or destiny for what would be the point of ones free will? Like a great soul once said - "A birthday is when one realizes they are neither born nor dead". For some reason that saying does resonate with my invisible life energy. Do not underestimate the power of the invisible ;).

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Nice perspective on virtual social networking! (And, so true ;) ...Happy to see a news network come up with this at last)