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तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय

     Most of us who are graduated from India must have seen or heard this line somewhere on the front pages of our text books. A line which is picked up originally from “Bruhdaranyak Upnishaad” is a prayer to Maa Saraswati – Goddess of Knowledge. The original mantra is: असतो मा सद्गमय तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय मृत्योर् मा अमृतं गमय “From the unreal, lead us to the Real; from darkness, lead us to Light; from death, lead us to Immortality.”     Being part of Saraswati Pujan last week on the auspicious day of “Gyan Pancham” was certainly a wonderful experience. As such it is recommended to students and I was never part of it while studying in school or college. But I have no regrets, because I think today there is a vast difference in education and knowledge. There are hardly few who wants knowledge from education or there are hardly few who wants to give knowledge through education. Prime motive of education today is to stand out in a competition of getting good marks and finding a good


     I have discovered one of my latent talents which seems to be developed somewhere in the recent past. I’m sure roots of this was implanted much earlier from my college days & in my unawareness gradually with time it went on growing and today it has become an integrated part of professional “me”. This art is nothing creative but it is an art of being indifferent.        Behaving with filtered emotions with people and situations is unwanted gift of corporate life. Taking advantage of someone and then behaving indifferently is common here. Interfering into someone’s personal matter through somebody else and then behaving completely indifferently against that someone is nothing new. (I don’t know what pleasure it gives.)       Even worse is a case when you yourself are a victim of such a scenario and there is nothing to protest. Even though this hurts you more than a physical pain or a monetary loss, there is no law to stand by your side. No judiciary where you can claim for you