Category: See with your Heart

  • Come to the Okavango

    Come to the Okavango

    It is like my arm – our guide and boatman, Happy – told us, talking about its shape. Rain falls on the shoulder, the mountains in Angola and water flows down the arm and into the fingers only to be swallowed up by the sands of the Kalahari, home, among other species, to the magnificent…

  • In the meanwhile

    In the meanwhile

    I wrote this to cheer up a very dear friend, then realized that maybe more people need cheering up. So, people everywhere, cheer up please. Call your friends, mail them, message them, don’t send them junk – talk to them. Share your goodness, knowing that it will return to you manyfold. And NEVER EVER reach…

  • My tribute to trust – Dennis Goodman

    My tribute to trust – Dennis Goodman

    To Allahﷻ we belong and to Him is all our return. We accept His Decree. I dearly wish I could have met Dennis Goodman, one more time. But that was not to be. I am writing this to appreciate and thank a man who trusted me and who did this at risk to himself. I…

  • Suresh Menon, my brother, my friend

    Suresh Menon, my brother, my friend

    Suresh and I almost never called each other unless we had something to discuss, but when we did talk to each other, even if that was after several years, it was always as if we had spoken the previous evening.

  • Afzal – Indeed he was

    Afzal – Indeed he was

    If there is one thing that can be said about Afzal as his primary quality, it was his willingness to go out of his way to help others. As he used to say himself, “As long as it is not illegal or immoral, I will help anyone without fail.” There are, I don’t know how…

  • Wedding Evils – How to stop scripting failure

    Wedding Evils – How to stop scripting failure

    Finally, please remember that if we, especially the wealthy among us, don’t change our ways, then we will invite the Adhaab of Allahﷻ. It is in this connection that Allahﷻ warned us and told us that we are the architects of our own destruction.

  • 20 – 10 – 2020 – 65

    20 – 10 – 2020 – 65

    Today, October 20, 2020, I am sixty-five years old. Ten years ago, on October 20, 2010 when I was fifty-five years old, a friend suggested that I should write about the lessons I had learned in life. So, I wrote a book called, “20-10-2010-55, Fifty-five life lessons.” Today, I decided to tell you one lesson…

  • Wildlife Conservation in India

    Wildlife Conservation in India

    I firmly believe that the key to wildlife and forest conservation is the wholehearted support of local people. That can’t happen when they don’t know the forest, don’t know how to conduct themselves respectfully and safely in it and so live in fear of forests and wildlife instead of loving and enjoying them. That is…

  • Zoo in Corbett

    Zoo in Corbett

    Let me introduce you to the tiger. He is not an object. He is not a spectacle. He does not exist for your pleasure or like all politicians, for photo ops. He is not living in your land; you are encroaching on his. The tiger (gender neutral term as it refers to the species, and…

  • Corbett Park Tourism

    Corbett Park Tourism

    It takes roughly three hours to get to Haldupudao but since most of that journey is through the forest, crossing rivers on wooden bridges and driving over gravel riverbeds with a foot or more of water, it was thoroughly enjoyable. The Maruti Gypsy is the vehicle of choice for Indian jungle roads. It has front…