The Bold and The Brave

The bold once asked the brave this question:-
“We are but one, my mate.
Then why do they name us so differently?
Aren’t we twins by fate?”

The brave looked at the bold and replied thus:-
“That’s because we are not one, my dear.
We may seem alike but we are not
For unlike me you lack fear.”

The bold contemplated this and asked the brave:-
“And what of fear does thou know?”
The brave smiled at the bold and said this back:-
“To rule it is to be unruled.”

The bold fell silent for a while and then asked:-
“So I am not free, you surmise?”
The brave shook its head and answered thus:-
“Yours simply come at no price.”

Severely confused, the bold hedged again:-
“Do clarify, Brave, this point of yours.
If I am priceless and you come at a price,
Then why is your worth always more?”

Brave grew sad at this and said:-
“You always champion the ones who are free
But you know not the ones that I house
For they fear deep but they can still see.”

-R.M.

Relational Psychology — The Doors Game

Hi everyone! Today I have a very interesting thing in store for you. Want to know what it is? The heading has all the clues. But before I reveal the surprise, it’s important to understand what relational psychology is:-

Relational psychology is a branch of psychoanalysis wherein the subject is asked to imagine a situation and then led through it with the help of a series of questions pertinent to the scene being described. The questions directly stimulate the subject’s subconscious mind thus revealing aspects of their personality through their responses. Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Paper Books

A week back I wrote a post about how times are a-changing once again and how paper books may not be a part of the distant future (think 2050). Today I shall be tackling the first part of the equation – books made of bound paper and ink and their worth.

So to start things off, let’s look at all the brilliant things books do for us:- Continue reading

A Leopard Loose in Manipal

I was on my way back from General Medicine clinics. The roads were dug up like nobody’s business and drills were drilling away merrily (or rather annoyingly) as the “Manipal Renovation” drive continued in full force. In essence everything was routine.

BORING!

But as I neared my hostel a very different sight unfurled before my eyes. The main road was barricaded and a crowd was standing still behind it looking intently at something beyond the barrier that I couldn’t fathom from the distance.

So obviously I had to join the crowd to figure out what the whole hoo-haa was about. And that’s how I learnt (from a friend) that a tiger was loose in Manipal. Continue reading

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Before I begin let me make a few things straight. I have not watched the first part of Captain America, and I had no idea who the guy was before I watched Avengers (where I found him totally useless because Iron Man, HawkEye, Black Widow and the Hulk had all my attention).

Then why did I even bother going for Captain America Part 2?

The answer is simple. I love superhero movies and I am a sucker for massive machines and gadgets and all-hell-has-broken-lose kinda fight scenes. So when half of my batch bunked class to go for the movie and returned with good reviews, I decided to give it a whirl.

I am so glad I did. Continue reading