What’s in a (sur)name

I feel amused when I come across people with multiple parts to their name, comprising of their own name, name of their father or mother, a family name and often even a name of their city or town. In practice, what they really end up using or telling others to use is just their given…

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What will make you happy

Almost twenty years ago, we were attending the famous Art of Living course. On the last day of the course, the guru asked the audience – “What will make you happy?” Even as attendees began to rattle their wish list spanning across new jobs, relationships, businesses, marriage, children, bank balances etc. we felt the discourse was heading towards a…

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