This is Water

……There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”………

……Here’s another didactic little story. There are these two guys sitting together in a bar in the remote Alaskan wilderness. One of the guys is religious, the other is an atheist, and the two are arguing about the existence of God with that special intensity that comes after about the fourth beer. And the atheist says: “Look, it’s not like I don’t have actual reasons for not believing in God. It’s not like I haven’t ever experimented with the whole God and prayer thing. Just last month I got caught away from the camp in that terrible blizzard, and I was totally lost and I couldn’t see a thing, and it was 50 below, and so I tried it: I fell to my knees in the snow and cried out ‘Oh, God, if there is a God, I’m lost in this blizzard, and I’m gonna die if you don’t help me.’” And now, in the bar, the religious guy looks at the atheist all puzzled. “Well then you must believe now,” he says, “After all, here you are, alive.” The atheist just rolls his eyes. “No, man, all that was was a couple Eskimos happened to come wandering by and showed me the way back to camp.”…..

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“Love till it Hurts”

Going to office and concentrating on an ordinary job itself becomes tough for most of us when a near and dear one is sick at home. Living with the knowledge that the new born son will never grow up to be a normal human being, continuing to take care of the boy for over four decades can be crushing enough. In addition, attending to wife hit by Parkinson’s disease over two decades ago. Still, achieving eminence in journalism, running a newspaper as an editor, serving as central minister of the country, continuing to produce book after book and deliver public lectures – are by no means ordinary achievements for anybody.
Arun Shourie👇

( Contributed by Mr. Balasundar)