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How to outlive relationship disasters?

Every beginning has an end. It’s same with relationships too. In our life, relationships especially love relationships may always face a painful end. It blossoms with excitement, joy and delight but withers lifelessly and painfully. The days after a breakup seem like dark ages. We may get chucked hopeless and lost to the darkest corner of life. Everything seems like the end of the world.
Some gossip about their ex. Some cry out on their pillows. Some go aggressive on friends. But, only a few realize that it’s just a learning experience and life has to move on. Standing on one’s own feet not always been a child’s game. It requires great courage and determination.

There are lots of ways to wipe out break up blues. Take it positively and think of the ways for reconciliation. It’s always better if an open and candid talk can solve the issue. If the relationship breakup is mutually agreed upon, altering the environments should be your first step. Take out all the tangible possessions like ph…

When My Love Bids Adieu...

When my love bids adieu,
My world turns topsy-turvy.
As a joyful excitement it crept in,
As a painful experience it ends up.

Tectonic plates of my heart shake,
Covering crumbles all over me.
My dreamy castles doomed,
Chucked me hopeless and lost.

It was hard to smile at world,
With tearful eyes.
It was hard to go an extra mile,
With crushed heart.

The poison was not strong enough,
To take my life then.
Your love is not sweet enough,

To take my heart now.

I opened up my heart,
To make you fathom.
But you jabbed through its slit,
To make it bleed incessantly.

I’m not a rat anymore,
To fall in the love trap.
I’m not a moron anymore,
To leave my heart ajar.

I’m braver and stronger now,
As a learning experience it ends up!
I’m filled with new hopes and dreams now,
As a joyful excitement they creep in!

Dakshina Chitra: A Place Where Diverse Cultures Meet.

“Great culture is often betokened by great simplicity” – Dorothee Deluzy.

It’s raining heavily in Chennai. Used only with cruel sun and crippling heat, it’s the time of the year when Chennai always comes to a standstill. Rains always have a special place in Chennai as well as in my heart. They are emotive reminders. The reminders of my joyful childhood days. The days during which I carelessly played ‘mud-football’, sailed paper boats, caught cold and happily slept under the blanket.
Those days were gone. I’m not a child anymore but at heart I’m still a kid eagerly wanting to do all the naughty things and create nuisance all around me.  I might not be able to do all things tangibly. Anyway, in mind, I can do everything and anything I want and that’s what I’m doing right now: reliving in those fabulous memories in the rain. Our mind is such a beautiful machine, isn’t it?      

Today, as the exams were postponed due to incessant rain, we didn’t have any other place to spend some free time o…

Linux Love!

I was introduced to the world of Open Source Softwares by the Chip Magazine’s June 2009 edition. It provided along with other complimentary DVDs, a Live DVD of Linux Ubuntu Operating System (OS). I was amazed and thrilled to use the new OS on my laptop. Installation of Ubuntu was effortless and I made my laptop a dual boot one with both Ubuntu and Windows Vista. 

Not only I converted my laptop but also informed all my close geeky friends about Ubuntu. They all knew about it but never tried or used it. After seeing my enthusiasm, most of my neighborhood friends and also hostel mates set up their computers as dual boot. Surprisingly, some of them even dared to uninstall Windows from their computer! Now, I’m the brand ambassador of Linux here in my class, home and hostel.
After reading a lot about Linux Ubuntu, I really fell in love with their philosophy. The philosophy of sharing, helping and modifying. To know more about their philosophy log on to A person …

Molding Tomorrow’s Global Citizens

This article is written for the School of the Week column of Times of India which awaits publishing.

Since its inception in 2005, PSBB Millennium School has been on the mission of creating global citizens rooted in Indian values, traditions and culture.

Driven by technology and efficient management, PSBB Millennium School, GST road has come a long way. Today, this institution consists of 120 teachers who diligently educate above 2400 children. “Every child is unique and it’s our duty to cater to their needs. Creating citizens with a global outlook with a respect for our rich culture and heritage is our aim”, says Rukmani Mothilal, academic adviser of the school.

Cycle tests are conducted on a regular basis and this helps eliminate the examination pressure on children by enabling them to focus on one subject at a time. The school also has unique programs such as the biannual ‘Parent observation week’ during which parents are allowed to sit with their children during class hours. “We beli…

Gurukula of Modern Times.