Over the years students across the nation have played their role in nation building. They have graduated into leaders, impact-makers and have attempted to excel in their respective fields. It may seem like fantasy but it’s true, our nation wouldn’t have grown so fast if the students didn’t grow into impact-makers. Along the way, we have also impacted the environment, sometimes we did so for good while other times we weren’t so good. We cleaned up city streets and installed dustbins at college campuses yet at the same time we have wasted electricity and paper in countless magnitude. Haven’t we? Continue reading “Students, Bible and the Environment!”
Traffic, those infinitely long rows of aluminium boxes called cars. It is amazing how a car can transform a human by just producing a sense of belonging to the machine, with its power under his grips the human is in control of his machine. One movement of his muscles and the whole car will follow systematically.
The problems appear when the strange white markings on the road come up along with those metal posts. Not to mention the coloured lights hanging from them signalling when to stop and when to go. Total spoilsport! Continue reading “Traffic Superstars”
Mosquito Tales (excerpt from the book)
Have you ever observed mosquitoes, it’s not such hard a thing to do, you should try it once in a while. There was this time while I was travelling in this cab and out of some nook or cranny out came this buzzing mosquito. I couldn’t help but wonder then that here I am sitting in this cab moving from one part of the city to another and here comes this uninvited blood sucker riding on my fare, sucking my own blood and may be fixing me with a doctor’s appointment. Continue reading “Unreasonably Yours – a sample”
A Grain of Wheat – The Life of Joseph Abhisheka Rao
Author – P.T. Chandapilla
Published by Gospel Literature Service 1972
Number of Pages – 55
Review by Shashank S. Rawat.
It seems hard to believe that someone who had been a fraud, a thief and a menace to his locality would go on to become an UESI staff worker. You have to believe, because it’s a fact. This little book tells the true story of a giant of faith who possessed that mustard seed faith and moved mountains.
It’s amazing to read how God transformed Joseph Abhisheka Rao. His mother once remarked that she was “ashamed to go to church on Sundays, because everyone would know that she was the mother of Joseph.” That is how we are introduced to Joseph – quite a menace, but the beautiful part is how the Lord picks up the same Joseph in a camp he should not have been part of, yes a Leadership Training Camp in Kotagiri and confronts him with His Reality. Joseph is transformed! Continue reading “Book Review: A Grain of Wheat”
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. What do you think, is it true for you? We want to study hard, get up early but we end up doing the opposite, think of your own habits and tendencies – we try to change but end up doing the same things that we hate. The Bible describes this condition as sin and Easter makes sense when we begin to understand it’s effect upon us. Continue reading “What’s so special about Easter?”
Here’s what you all are saying, thanks for the encouragement!
Amazing book i must say….book full of truth and facts to ponder upon…looking forward for the next book in line to read…Good job – Dombewarisa
Each of us has appeared in some or the other examination, some of us dread those while others excel in those. No matter where we stand we cannot escape exams. So here I have compiled a list of 10 Laws that will take you on a journey down memory lane and who knows might prepare you for the next exam that comes your way.
- Questions are always easy, the answers are tough!
Well I guess you would have heard this earlier as well but now let me break it down to you. Teachers for some reason after exams always crib about how easy the questions were, it seems they have forgotten how it was for them. May be it’s their form of Continue reading “10 Laws of Examinations that You should know.”
Ah! Well lets try and get a glimpse of some treasure, shall we?
“Gold is most excellent, gold is treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world… “ – Christopher Columbus, Four Voyages
Wow, quite a statement that one, isn’t it? There is this almost mythical kind of an interest in “treasures”, so much so that many of our childhood memories involve treasures – they range from games to books and now even movies and cartoons. Let’s try and refresh your memory a bit.
“That was Flint’s treasure that we had come so far to seek, and that had cost already the lives of seventeen men from the Hispaniola. How many it had cost in the ammassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
In the first quote we could understand the desire and the adventurous feelings an explorer may have had yet in the 2nd quote we see a different picture, it seems to be a reflection towards the end of the journey and it’s utter futility. Continue reading “Treasures in Jars of Clay”
Another student suicide, peer pressure blamed.
A headline like the one above is quite a common sight in today’s newspapers. A life lost is reason enough to take this subject seriously but then again this is not about just one life, peer pressure is something that everyone has faced. Yet so often we allow it to overcome us to such an extent that we can no longer contain it and precious lives are lost. How can a student face peer pressure? Is peer pressure a villain or can it be a blessing also? These are some of the questions that this article deals with.
If you have ever been asked by any of your friends to join them for Church or a bible-study or even a cup of coffee and if you agreed to it, then you know peer pressure first hand as you gave in to it. Well like so many things in the world peer pressure by itself is not bad, but it is also a fact that peer pressure is the deadly reason behind thousands of lives turning upside down through out the world.
Journey, it’s a strange state to be in. You start more often than not with an end in mind yet there is no guarantee of an end. On the other hand what is guaranteed is a dynamic confluence of time and space with memories and emotions. This confluence of vast entities is what makes a journey beautiful. How else can one explain the joy of staring out of the window as your train passes through the great mass of land that is the Earth.