Insightful Stories

Insightful thought-provoking stories of perception & observation, perceptivity & insight. Mind is a garden, thoughts are seeds. Grow flowers, or you'll get weeds

  • $5 Note Seal Check

    From my fridge's POV :)

    "You want a Crash Course on Fridges", Isha laughed, "Sure. As with my tips on using stoves, hot water, laptops and energy saver bulbs, watch your power bill."

    "It tells you a lot if you are listening."

  • 2016 Tech Trends

    Moore evermore in Computer History — Happy 50th Birthday to the Law!Insightful story with Rosh’s reflections on 2016 Tech Trends.

    Technological progress was revolutionizing his world but Rosh was excited most by virtual reality.

  • A Cup Too Full

    KyotoHe poured in his visitor’s cup. The cup was soon full, but Nan-in kept pouring.

    The tea rose to the rim and began to spill over on the table.

    Nan-in continued pouring.

  • Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun

    Malika PukhrajMalika Pukhraj's iconic rendition of Hafeez Jalandhari's urdu nazm ‘Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun’ made them both legends in Indian sub-continent.

    Lyrics explained.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 01

    IMG_3047Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 01.

    Will Alibaba’s fearful mind risk danger?

    Fear clouds opportunities, time & reflection reveal them.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 02

    Old Man and the Donkey...Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 02.

    Alibaba stole from thieves. Is stealing from thieves wrong?

    Beliefs are dangerous, yet useful. Why?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 10

    A farmer's pride

    Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 10

    Another bandit marks Alibaba’s house but Marjina is vigilant.

    Rosh discusses Dozakh, Jannat, Life, death...

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    BarrelRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    What could Marjina do to save Alibaba's household?

    Throw boiling water on hidden bandits? Burn barrels?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 14

    Advanced third degree burnsRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 14

    Hosh explains degrees of burns to prove why pouring boiling water on all robbers together won’t kill them?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 15

    first night's camp fireRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 15

    Super-heated oil, water or sand were deadly thermal weapons in ancient warfare.

    Could Marjina use these?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 16

    Datura stramonium, early evening NNI

    Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 16

    Marjina brews a deadly cocktail for her guests using oil & weeds.

    Hosh reveals why she chose to use these...

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 17

    Jolly Roger Pirate Grunge FlagRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba and 40 Thieves 17

    Marjina executes her daring plan.

    Hosh explains how burns can kill or affect health and how to treat them.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 20

    Spooky MoonHis senses had been fogged by shock and confusion, and he had lain in his lair hungry and mentally shattered.

    As the day progressed, the fog surrounding his brain slowly cleared. It was replaced by pain.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 21

    LaredoThe Captain rose early the next morning.

    Disguised differently again, he rode back into the city.

    Dismounting outside a karvaan serai (caravan inn), he went straight to the Inn keeper, and struck up a casual conversation.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 22

    Antique"So!" Josh exclaimed with a sudden understanding. "He doesn't want to eat their salt, because if he does, he'll feel bad about killing them."

    "Yea," she nodded, pleased that he had quickly picked up the connection.

    "But," he countered, "if salt was only a symbol of food, then salted or unsalted, he is actually eating their food. Now if he kills them after that, isn't it betrayal anyway?"

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 25

    SudanRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 25. Alibaba goes to the secret cave when thieves make no more moves.

    What he finds, changes his life forever.

  • All Roads Lead To Rome

    Spider web"Abraham bought the lucky ticket at the Mecca Shop. And people have been buying tickets from it ever since. In growing numbers."

    "The same goes for any other holy place. The Vaticans, Varanasis and the like. In fact, bathing in the Ganges now is more likely to give you water borne diseases than to help you attain God."

  • Am I Rich Soil?

    lostDronacharya (Teacher Dron) taught archery equally to all his students, yet Arjun excelled the others in mastering it.

    The seed which falls in a rich and ready soil bears the greatest fruits.

  • Animal Pets! Or Animal Pests?

    DSC_0344"Animals also have some special dietary needs," Josh agreed, "You can't feed your goldfish chicken bones."

    "The bone is probably bigger than the fish anyway!" Rosh joked, "And you can't get your dog to eat grass clippings".

  • Any Asshole Will Do

    Day 170/365 - God Loves Assholes"Senior Management is happy as it believes the workforce has become efficient, customers are happy because they believe the company is delivering value for money, and workers won't squeal because they need jobs. Whoever bells the cat, won't be making any friends. So, I guess for the moment, we have a stalemate."

    "As long as he pretends that you are getting a fair wage", she responded, "you can pretend you're working hard. Outlast him."