About P P Wangchuk

The writer, a senior editor, has seen life at the Hindustan Times for almost three decades, and  is obsessed with writing on issues that make or break life. Having joined the newspaper as an idealist at 23, he has come a long way, and is today a realist and down-to-earth person. In between, he has handled Page 1 and the Edit Page for several years.

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Illusion is not always a debilitating factor in life. At times, when you are at a breaking point, it acts as an angelic savior. The Oxford dictionary defines illusion as “false impression or belief”. [Read more]

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We talk of freedom all the time, but walk away from it, knowingly or unknowingly. Freedom’s real meaning is fulfillment. It means freedom to fulfil one’s cherished dreams; and not merely freedom from physical slavery. Freedom is being able to live with the poor and the minorities as members of the same family. We can’t miss a hard look within as we celebrate yet another year of political and physical freedom. [Read more]

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As school children, we were taught to understand and keep in mind that the noblest vengeance is to forgive. And that ‘tit-for-tat’ brings nothing but more destruction and hatred. Do we see these noblest thoughts being practised today? The grim situation of bloodshed in many parts of the world today make us feel we have failed miserably as human beings and the beast in us has taken over. The race for supremacy over religious and communal grounds has picked up maddeningly. [Read more]

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Confidence building is not an easy job; and yet one must have it to lead a meaningful and purposeful life. One who is confident stands a greater chance of doing better in life’s journey and success will come his way the easier way. [Read more]

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