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Buddham Saranam Gachhami


This scene of a little white flower leaning against a hard stem reminded me of the wonderful Buddhist chant, a Sanskrit phrase, “Buddham Saranam Gachhami,” meaning, ‘In Buddha, I seek refuge.”

Sleeping, Suffering Humanity

Last month, while walking through the AIIMS Hospital Metro Station, I saw lots of people in a sleep mode. They looked so helpless and utterly exhausted. At one place, a dog had also joined them. Each one of them probably had a seriously sick relative or two admittedĀ  in either AIIMS or the nearby Safdarjung Hospital and must have stayed awake all through the night. It was such a pathetic sight…

Once again, the Delhi Metro was found playing the role of a saviour by giving shelter to the downtrodden…