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.

The other day, having run out of new books, I revisited an old one, The Law of Delay, that I had read first in 2002. Written by C Northcote Parkinson, it is an attempt to let us realise how it is in our mind and total-body set-up to delay things consciously or unconsciously, and mostly unconsciously, as our mind is too lazy to take up new challenges now. [Read more]

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When we say, of life, it is all routine with the daily grind, it means all normal and fine but nothing to suggest that life is getting better in terms of progress in areas that make you healthy, wealthy and happy. The word ‘routine’, in fact, refers to a sort of a ‘laid-back’ attitude with no desire to get going and do something that can be called success or achievement. [Read more]

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What is good if it is not bad? Taken aback? Wait, it is taken in the context of the argument that good is bad and bad is good. Still not clear? Don’t we say, in routine, and admit as a principle of truth, that what is good for you maybe bad for me? And, what is good today, maybe bad tomorrow. And it is, indeed, the way most of the time. [Read more]

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One never ceases to wonder over millions of wonderful things of nature. Get into a forest, or climb a mountain top or visit a hill station in spring, and you will wonder whether not believing in the Almighty or a force behind all this, could be an act of great injustice to your reasoning and intellectual power to see beyond your power to see what is apparently non-existent. [Read more]

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Many of us would have read The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, that makes a gripping portrayal of a man’s search for eternal life. Any pilgrimage is essentially meant for food for the soul. The soul, the seat of reality, needs a breakthrough from the hurly-burly of life so that it succeeds in its way to guide you properly and in a manner that befits you the best.

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