This blog may not offer you anything great, nor anything for your intellectual and academic pursuit. However, this blog is keenly focusing on the current happenings and some existential crises in and around us. It is just the reflections of the ‘reasoning I’ within me. Please make your sincere comments on the articles that are posted and let it be a platform to make our views and comments.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Promotional preparations far ahead than religious preparations for Christmas

While I was walking through the Broadway in Ernakulam on December 01, 2017, seeing the Christmas sales promotions, I whispered in my mind, “Oh Christmas is around the corner.” No Church could trigger that thought as well as emotion in my mind. While passing St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Ernakulam, and St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica on my way to Broadway there was no Christmas star seen in front of both the churches to indicate that Christmas is around the corner, whereas shop fronts are filled with stars and Christmas decorations.

Of course, officially the religious preparations for Christmas start on December 1st with the commencement of the 25 days Lenten period.

Thanks to FMCG companies, big hotels and textile shops in India for Christmas promotional activities which gave a secularist mind to everyone. That a religious festival is not confined within the fabric of that particular religion, therefore, makes Christmas no more just a religious or a Christian festival.

Of course, promotional preparations are to boost the sales and to cash in on the season. But how are the preparations of Christians towards the spiritual and religious element centered on Christmas, which should be indeed far beyond promotional preparations. Religious element of Christmas which has been there for the last 2000 years is surpassed by promotional elements that started a few decades back, that too very rigorously.

How many of the Christians really adhere to the 25 days of Lenten period to have spiritual and religious preparations for the birth of Christ. Christmas celebrations of Christians are confined to setting up the crib and having sumptuous dishes with all possible non vegetarian items.

Christmas being a celebration of faith, the Church needs to get into deep and rigorous preparations so that the message of Christmas shall go deep into the hearts of Christians as well as the message shall be spread to their surroundings. There could be non Christians, who celebrate Christmas in its true sense than the so-called Christians.

“Though Christ is born in thousand mangers, if He is not born in our hearts”, what is the point of Christmas celebrations for Christians.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rev. Dr. Geo Thadikkatt, the outgoing vicar of St. Thomas Catholic Church leaves Cheppukulam nothing to desire


People, as outsiders, who had been to Cheppukualam 6 years ago and have been recently to Cheppukulam, will be astonished by the kind of facelift and makeover that Cheppukulam had been being undergone for the last 6 years.  What a makeover and what a facelift!! People will speak out loud that the outgoing vicar of St. Thomas Church Cheppukulam, Rev. Dr. Geo Thadikkattu, leaves Cheppukulam with nothing to desire.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Data war among telecom companies leaving Indian youth loggerhead?

The advent of Jio has literally disrupted the telecom sector in India. In order to woo the mobile users Jio entered into the Indian telecom market with unlimited data offers as ‘Welcome Offer’ for 3 months until then the data was a costly affair. For the data hungry Indian youth, it was a flabbergasting offer. Of course, the entry of Jio with unlimited data offers toppled down the monopoly of the trinity; Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, which mainly constitute Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

Thursday, August 18, 2016

“Great preachers are not great doers”

Absolutely, there is no skepticism that the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is one of the greatest preachers that the Independent India has ever seen. Bharathiya Janatha Party has been greatly indebted to Narendra Modi’s rhetoric skills for its great victory in 2014 general election. After Indira Gandhi, Narendra Modi was the only prime minister who gave a marathon speech, which lasted for 65 minutes, without the aid of a paper or teleprompter, on Independence Day at the Red Fort in 2014, which was his first independence speech as the Prime Minister of India. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Get him married to a girl to be responsible

When a man, in his youth, becomes prodigal and irresponsible, living a life totally against the wish of his parents and societal commitments, as a last remedy, the parents from Indian conservative society will decide to get him married to a girl. The parents believe that once a girl comes to his life, he will become moral, modest and responsible. The girl is believed to play vital and inspiring roles in his life, giving an option either to perish completely or to come back to life as a responsible person, learning his lessons in the hard ways.

Monday, May 16, 2016

It’s not 7, but only 6 sacraments for women in Catholic Church; Ordination being insinuated only for men

Catholic Church has always been criticized for being patriarchal in nature, where women (nuns) hardly get any role to play in its administrative positions. Catholic Church can satirically be defined as; Church of the men, for the men and by the men, where men (priests) enjoy all the powers and privileges. Church expects the women to play the role of ‘Pious Women’ as narrated in the Holy Bible, remaining in prayers, contemplation, obedience, and performing the designated domestic and social roles. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Multi Super Specialty Hospitals mushrooming in Kochi, is a sign of healthy society?

Kerala not being an industrial state and primarily being an agrarian society, whenever we have a discussion about visible development, the first thing, perhaps, we point out is the number of multi super specialty hospitals that we have in Kochi, which is better known as the business capital of Kerala.  The multi super specialty hospitals are mushrooming in Kochi like never before. To name the major ones in Kochi are Lakeshore Hospital, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Aster Medcity, Lisie Hospital, Lourdes Hospital, Medical Trust Hospital, Ernakulam Medical Centre, Apollo hospital and the last one added to the long list of multi super specialty hospitals in Kochi is Rajagiri Hospital.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Junk food and health problems


We live in a fast moving world, as the end result of industrialization, modernization and globalization. There is so much of buzz happening around, which keeps us puzzled, flabbergasted, shocked, surprised with a ‘wow’ feeling, pushing us into a world of fantasies. In order to cope with the fast moving world, we automatically, rather willfully got adapted to the new, lifestyle, trends, fashion, culture, innovation, shopping styles, gadgets, technology and food culture that the modern world offers. We follow them that we shall not be left behind in this race; we shall not be looked down and be termed as ‘aboriginals’. We always love to be perceived modern and fully updated with what modern world can offer us. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Family: - Truly a Heaven on earth

Family is the supreme abode of all the virtues, perhaps love and mercy are the two virtues that decorate all other virtues and make the house the best place to live in. Love and mercy can be said as the two sides of one coin, which is complimenting each other and without the other one can’t exist. At home, mother is the epitome of love and mercy, out of her fragrance of love and mercy; the virtues are getting spread in the family. The inculcation of all these virtues and values are happening from the family in the early childhood of a person, and make a person, human being with sympathy and empathy. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Solar - Saritha episodes – a chronicle believed to be have a plot and written in a context

It is said that nothing happens in a vacuum, in order to occur something there should be clear framework in a given time and space. Though my political inclination has been for the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDF), in the wake of series of Solar – Saritha episodes, I, being a common man of the state, am forced to believe that the whole solar scam centered on Saritha S. Nair is a chronicle that is believed to be have a clear plot and written in the political context of the state.