……….The compassion that you see in the kindhearted is God’s compassion: he has given it to them to protect the helpless………

                                                                              …… Sri Ramakrishna.

                      As I hear about the deaths due to bombings in Ukraine my heart goes out to the suffering families and yet I know there is more to compassion than it just being an armchair discussion and I will try to bring this out with a few little stories below:

D. Ayyappan

The CPI (M) was formed at the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of India held in Calcutta from October 31 to November 7, 1964.  The CPI (M) has emerged as the leading Left force in India ever since its formation.   The party has been growing rapidly since 1964.  The membership of the Party, which was 118,683 at the time of its formation, has grown to more than a million now. The Party has sought to apply Marxism-Leninism to Indian conditions and to work out the strategy and tactics for a people's democratic revolution, which can change the lives of the people of India.

How do you handle a reunion, either school or college? Where one finds friends one hasn’t met in years, many who were very close, some unfortunately haven’t done as well as the others, and an awkward period of readjustments follow.

But should there be these new adjustments? Can’t a relationship remain the same however and whichever way life has treated friends?

Was listening with tears in my eyes to a powerful talk by Monica Lewinsky!

 (Snigger! Chuckle! Giggle! Laugh aloud!)

I know what images it conjures to your mind; a fallen woman, a slut, whore, home breaker!

Will Smith whose resounding crack echoed into all our living rooms, as it nearly broke Chris Rock’s jaw, finally repented. He said, he had betrayed the trust of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and that his conduct was shocking, painful and inexcusable!

 “I am heartbroken!” he cried.