April Fools’ Day 2018. On that day, I had taken one of the boldest decisions ever in my life – quit alcohol forever. I got back home after a three-day counselling program. The counselling program was helpful, but experience is always the best teacher. I was battling with my addictive behavior for more than a … Continue reading This Is How A Blog-post Turned into A Book
Failures happen in everybody’s life. We have heard, read, or watch great people reminding us that failures are the stepping stone to success. Yes, the statement is true but failures can act as stepping stones to success only if we know how to deal with them. Otherwise, failures remain as failures and success remain as … Continue reading How to handle failures with scientific temper
“I’ m really happy that you became sober learning through a hard way that alcohol is bad for you. I would be happier if tomorrow you will realize that your atheism is wrong and accept God” my cousin told me while we were arguing over the historicity of Jesus Christ last week. Being an atheist … Continue reading Religion & Alcohol- An analogy
We don’t know the exact period when humans started consuming an addictive substance like alcohol. It is being estimated that humans started drinking alcohol 12000 years ago, when we begun settling down as civilizations. Man figured out the recreational element in alcohol from drinking accidentally fermented sugary fruits. Gradually, he learnt to do fermentation and … Continue reading Addiction & Brain, Treatment & Myths
While taking rest after the surgery done on my left hand, broken from the road accident on February 2018 and moreover, recovering from my addictive behavior, my mom had not only restricted me from using any vehicle for a year but also from touching anything that move! When it comes to automobiles, motorbike and aeroplane … Continue reading Publicly, with love…
At times, a disastrous calamity materialize as a wondrous boon. Kerala witnessed a catastrophic flood in August 2018 and it is the worst flood in nearly a century of my home state’s history. On August 16th 2018, while Kerala was reeling under flood, a place named Ambadimukku (അമ്പാടിമുക്ക്), a few kilometers away from my house … Continue reading The story of Orma’18
This blog-post consists of my notes on a one day seminar titled Know More’18 conducted by esSENSE Global at PWD rest house, Ernakulam on 25th November 2018. Know more’18 started with Sajeevan Anthikad’s talk titled അറിയപ്പെടാത്ത സഹോദരൻ ഭാഗം രണ്ടു (Unknown Brother Part II) It was about the life and message of K. Ayyappan, a 20th … Continue reading Notes on Know More’18
This write up is based on the notes I have taken while I was attending a seminar called dot issue by Essense Global at Government Model Engineering College, Cochin on 3rd November 2018. The seminar moderated by Shahina Nafeesa, journalist and recipient of Chameli Devi Award was based on Indian constitution’s section 377 that deals … Continue reading 377 & beyond
I always consider myself as a humanist. 10 years ago, I have mentioned in the bio for my blog that I'm an atheist and my religion is humanism. The paradox is that while I wrote that bio, I didn’t even know the true meaning of humanity or humanism. On August 16th 2018, while my home … Continue reading Humanity is what matters most
EsSENSE, Freethinkers’ dairy is an Indian rationalist platform based in Kerala. It brings together rationalist speakers, writers, thinkers, activists, supporters, and well-wishers, with the goal of promoting rationalism and freethinking in Kerala and in the larger global environment. Through EsSENSE’s publications, e-magazines, seminars, online media, and other collaborative platforms, they endeavor to develop rationalist thought, … Continue reading Impetus ‘18 – A Seminar on Rationalism, Atheism and Free Thinking by EsSENSE
This is the story of Thimakka…. She was born in Hoolikkal village in the district of Ram Nagar which is near to Bangalore city in the state of Karnataka. This mother gained international attention when she won National Citizenship Award in 1996 for her environmental conservation initiatives. Her fellow villagers fondly call her Salumarada Thimakka. … Continue reading The Story of Salumarada Thimakka
“You failed the degree?” my uncle asked me during the inauguration ceremony of my first office at my home town. “Why did you asked like that?” I enquired. “ If you have passed your degree, you could have got a good job! I'm wondering, why you have started a business?” he replied with a smile. … Continue reading Business Class – An Uneducated Class?
Late twenties is the most difficult stage for an ambitious adult, who doesn't want to get tied down, follow his passions, and live a life on his own. It is the time one struggles more in his career. Things get worse if he is an entrepreneur and trying to create a career on his own. … Continue reading My Take on Marriage & Why I’m not Taking it!