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

  • Cutting Your Coat

    Man's Coat and Waistcoat LACMA M.57.35a-b (1 of 3)“Have a budget. It helps you determine and set your limits. Stay within your limits. तेते पाँव पसारिये जेती लंबी सौर (tete paon pasaariye jeti lambi saur - meaning stretch your feet only so far as your quilt goes).”

    “Isn’t it better to stretch the chadar (expand the capacity, income etc.),” asked Isha, “than to restrict our paanv (our dreams, plans, or expenses)?”

  • Devayani And Kach

    Jan. 23 - Love

    In the Hindu mythology story of Devayani and Kach, should Kacha have married Devyani?

    Genetic engineering is a great Sanjivani Vidya, but whether in vivo or in vitro, human cloning or resurrection using borrowed genetic materials can alter existing familial relationships

  • Diderot’s Old Dressing Gown

    Statue de Diderot“Master the Diderot Effect”, Rosh said simply, “Diderot’s story had a lesson. That poverty has its freedoms; opulence has its obstacles.”

    “Hundreds of years before Diderot, Kabir preached the same message. That less is more. Be happy as you are. मन लागो मेरो यार फकीरी में (mann laago mero yaar fakiri mein).”

  • Dig Your Own Wells

    Credit Crunch"Can't she just email the bank," Hosh asked, "and just cut-up and throw your card away?"

    "Some banks allow that," said Rosh, "but cards and card numbers are the property of the bank."

  • Dishonesty – The Better Policy

    owMaskedLying works, and is good for us. When we do it well, we get what we want. If we don't get what we want, we know that we need to improve on our lying skills. More lying practice is needed. That's why we lie all the time.

    Tests conducted in 2002 by Feldman, showed that students told three lies on average per ten minutes of conversation.

  • Don’t Forget To Smile

    Massive Lightning Storm Striking Longs Peak Foothills 4C“I won’t forget to smile”, he said, nuzzling her lovingly “as I face my fears. But do you know how to protect yourself against lightning strikes?”

    His face was serious again. She didn’t know what she would do when the crash came, but it didn’t matter.

  • Don’t Upset Your Insurer

    See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil“They can act as judge, jury and executioner. Their heavy handed actions can ruin the lives of the very people that pay their premiums.”

    “Ruined because of a slip. Ruined because an allegation was made. Or ruined because someone dared demand that their contract be respected.”

  • Drive To The Conditions

    Road BlockInformative story on how to drive to the conditions.

    Conditions of the road, of your car & yourself, and of traffic & hazards around you.

    Good driving habits...

  • Dumbest Kid?

    Behind Her Back"When people live as intimately together as couples do, there aren't many secrets left."

    "Distance creates mystique, familiarity breeds contempt."

    "Love loses its glamour when you are under the same sheets, smelling each other's farts."

  • Dwelling On Insurance

    Insurance“Unlike many other countries, insurers in New Zealand are almost free to insure or refuse to insure anyone they choose.”

    “No Kiwi has a right to insurance, and the insurance industry is free to refuse your application or cancel your policy at its whim. It does not have to provide reasons or justification.”

  • Encounter In The Alley

    Assassin's Creed (91)Thrilling Story: Encounter in the alley

    A father returns to his estranged son after six years. But the son has learnt to survive without him.

    Can they reunite?

  • Euthanasia

    Last aid"Pa," Hosh suddenly asked. "Do we have a right to Euthanasia?"

    "That is an interesting question," Rosh answered between bites. "Why do you ask?"

  • Executive Decisions

    Metropolitan Police Dog training centre "Where Others Fear to Tread!"Executive decisions screw the minions regardless of who is at fault.

    A dictator’s minister avoids being mauled by dogs, but Rosh is dubious of the story message...

  • Eye Of The Beholder

    magic eye // I have been tagged

    Nothing changes in the world around you, yet your world changes completely.

    The eye sees. The eye of the beholder is the key.

  • Fair Share Of Tax Cuts

    Throwing Money Away"I oppose tax cuts," Isha was saying, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get a lot more money back than the ordinary taxpayers like me. That's not fair."

    “You’re not the only one who feels that way," Rosh replied, "what you forget is that they’ve paid a lot more in the first place, so it is only fair that they get more of it back."

  • Female Logic

    Tiger Style (C&N_166ra)“But it only cost $24,” Isha was explaining, “much better value than your beer would have been.”

    “Beer would have made you look better at night than your cold cream,” Rosh was furious.

  • Follow The Money

    George is Keeping an Eye On You!Rosh tries to follow the money to gauge where growing worldwide debt & money printing might lead us.

    Was the wealth effect in NZ just a game of musical chairs?

  • Found The Bottle-Lovers

    Drinks

    A new boy is glad he’s found the bottle-lovers, when he overhears Rosh condoning intoxication.

    Funny story with translation of song lyrics: Nasha sharab me hota

  • From The Water's Womb

    Sunrise at KanyakumariThis was Cape of Comorin - the Cape Reinga of India – almost at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. We were in a town called Kanyakumari in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

    Contrary to the sensational popular belief that Kanyakumari lies at the meeting point of three bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, it is surrounded by only one: the Laccadive Sea.

  • Fruits Of My Labor

    man-on-long-office-chair illustrationShouldn’t I benefit from fruits of my labor?

    Employee engagement is driven by purpose, recognition & monetary incentives.

    Insightful tale on worker demotivation...