Free Press Journal
  • friends

    Changing Times, Crumbling Lifestyle: Hope my friend returns to better surroundings and better us

    Last year when he left, he had promised to return back soon. He kept his promise. He came sooner than normally he does. Since I knew his arrival date well in advance, I ensured that I did not keep any work pending so that I could be with him almost all the time during his stay. After all, he is the only one with whom I can share my happiness as well

  • Kumbh Mela 2019: Preparations underway for the great Indian melting pot in Prayag

    A coming together. Of the earth, moon and Jupiter in the sky. Of millions of people, ascetics and civilians, from all parts of India on the banks of a river. Of a 5,000-year-old tradition and modernity. Of musicians and artists of different hues. Of a galaxy of ideas on creation, the universe, lifestyles, society and the individual soul.

  • Decoding desires

    How does a desire arise? A desire arises with the memory of a pleasant experience or with past impressions. A desire might also arise through listening. A desire can be triggered through association with certain people or certain places. Someone else’s need or desire may manifest in you as your own desire. When someone is hungry, you might have a desire to feed them, or if someone wants to talk with you,

  • Peace of Mind, death, depression, life lesson, challenge, life challenge

    100 Deaths

    He was 27 years old. He had a full life ahead of him. But he had a challenge, he had a bag full of fears in his mind. Often, his fears paralysed him, he would stop acting. He would go into a shell. He would suffer. He would scratch his head in mental agony. With every fear that he lived with, it actually killed him. In his single life, he did not

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj

    Stop Treating Self as Body

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that “all human beings are endowed with reason and conscience” and it asks all “to act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”. This forms the very basis of the Declaration and has been numbered as Article 1. The Preamble to the Declaration says that “the people of the United Nations have, in the Charter, re-affirmed their faith in the dignity and the worth

  • Life lessons from plants that humans must learn

    Anybody who would walk into my house couple of decades ago would first be welcomed by the plants. My mother always introduced to them as a part of our family and ensured that the plants knew whom they were being introduced to. She spoke to them, she nursed them when they were hurt in any manner and she made sure they got everything they required to be strong and healthy.

  • Why you should forget and forgive

    All of us at some point in time are given a choice to either forgive and move on with a spring in your step or hold on to grudges close to your heart and move ahead with a heavy inner self, which gets unbearable sooner or later. The grudge may be against a particular person, but the effect it has is on our entire being and it plays a major role in

  • Twisted Love: An ode to Zora

    I am currently obsessed with women authors of colour. The stories they tell are unique to their reality, stories that no one can tell but them. In Toni Morrison, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Adichie, Jacqueline Woodson, Arundhati Roy, Maya Angelou, Sandra Cisneros, and Roxane Gay I discover a sisterhood that transcends time and space. My most recent love is Zora Neale Hurston.

  • ganesh chaturthi wishes

    Happy homecoming!

    This Ganesh Chaturthi know a little more about the festival and celebrate it wisely, writes SHIKHA JAIN

  • Philophonetics – Counselling 1

    The name Philophonetics was coined in 1986. The literal meaning of the word is the ‘love of sounds’. Its broad meaning, however, is the ‘conscious relationship to one’s experience through Sensing, Movement, Visualizations and Sounds of human speech’.

  • The Diversity of Languages

    Diversity of language serves two important ends of the human spirit, a use of unification and a use of variation. A language helps to bring those who speak it into a certain large unity of growing thought, formed temperament, ripening spirit. It is an intellectual, aesthetic and expressive bond which tempers division where division exists and strengthens unity where unity has been achieved.