Thursday, December 5, 2013


Pic.: Neerja Panchal

From a distance, mountains, always, fascinate us;

but, when we come closer to them, often, we realize,

that they are another mass of soil…

and, we feel disappointed.

It happens in the case of human beings, too…

Often, I had been swayed by the sheer charm and words – the ‘exterior’ –

of many so called ‘personalities’.

But, the closer I had come to them, the more disappointed I had felt

to see their true colors… their hollowness!

Now, to me, a ‘personality’ is much more than that external packaging.

Yes, the ‘packaging’ is necessary…

but the ‘product’ inside has to be good.



In 1990, THE DAWN CLUB had published a small book by the title – ‘The Zest’. It had carried some eighteen short and medium-sized passages written by me. The book instantly became one of our very popular books; and, eventually, it was reprinted several times.

We guess, one of the main reasons for its popularity was that it spoke to the reader in ‘first person’… He felt as though he was talking to himself… a soliloquy. Yes, the reader could instantly connect to the voice in the book… and, the message simply seeped into his heart!

The above passage – ‘PERSONALITY’ – is a popular passage from the book.


Beena Dharmani said...

So true!!
- Beena Dharmani

John P. said...

Lovely post, keep writing sir. John