thinking and feeling aloud on issues personal, universal
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Hazel:Don't use truth as a weapon.
I m no great fan of Coelho though I like him in patches, as in these lines:"Emotional rubbish consists of pain that has long since passed and is no longer useful.It consists of precautions that were important in the past but that serve no purpose in the present"...Change your feelings to keep pace with what you are today. (The last sentence is modified by me)
Harcharan BainsTelling the truth when you know you will have to pay for it is the only proof of your truthfulness. Telling it only so that it may hurt merely indicates a selfish pleasure in appearing truthful. Truth is not more valuable than the need to spread happiness all around you. A simple test for genuine truthfulness: tell the truth when it will spread more happiness than unhappiness. Don't use truth as a weapon.
I am from Mahilpur, a village in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab in India and famous as the country’s soccer nursery. I graduated from there and did my Masters in English from the Govt. College, Hoshiarpur . Later, I taught English as lecturer at several colleges, including famous Baring Union Christian College, Batala, which was then run by American academicians . I later taught English and journalism at the Punjab Agricultural University, which had an amazingly popular and successful Department of Languages and Journalism. The Department had cradled the literary genius of Professor Mohan Singh and Surjit Patar. While in the University, I wrote extensively in newspapers and magazines on art, literature and social, educational and political issues. Also, some humour of the romantic variety.
In 1985, I was picked as Advisor (the post was then designated as Press Secretary) to the Chief Minister of Punjab. I am curently working with Mr Parkash Singh Badal as Advisor on National Affairs and Media to the Chief Minister, Punjab. This is my fourth tenure to the post, which has been upgraded to the present status.