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Monday, March 7, 2011
Immortality; the living shall never know their own death
Infinity is one millimeter beyond my reach. Eternity is one nano-second after now. Immortality is the knowledge that the living shall never know their death, that the living is born to know life only --that the man I am will never know the man I will never be. Life is nothing but a part of this universe made aware of itself. Godliness is nothing but the knowledge by this part that the parts which seem unaware have awareness sown in their bosom, waiting to sprout. Things take turns with Godliness.Life is awareness sprouting in the dead. That which is dead awaits life; that which is life awaits death- and particles play musical chairs with life, alternating between sleep and awareness in an interminable and humanly incomprehensible exchange of positions ... the twinkle and dazzle of countless decorative electric bulbs in an apparently hurried chain on an endless motion --rapid-fire alternating current.
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.