Means ‘way of life' and in Marathi it means ‘darshan shastra'.


Philosophy means ‘way of life’ and in Marathi it means ‘darshan shastra’. My life’s philosophy is based on three basic pillars- liberty, equality and fearlessness. A person who follows these thoughts, has the ability to change the course of his life, in favorable direction.

For me in brief, liberty means expanding my horizons, without stepping on anyone’s toe. Specifically speaking, to enhance one self and to expand my capabilities to its fullest, explore the available opportunities and widen my orbit of thoughts, egalitarianism is desired.

The reason being, if you are not given an opportunity, you cannot amplify freedom. For example, if you compare me and Rahul Gandhi, I could be more talented than him but the opportunities coming his way, will be denied to me, as I do not belong to the Gandhi family but to Parulekar family and was born in Maharashtra instead of Delhi. This one factor maximizes my prospects. Here equality and similarity ends. The ambiguous principles, I believe in, has no value in this country.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar struggled for equality throughout his life but the feudal and hierarchy ruling this country prevented him from doing so. Today, the common man, possessing exceptional brilliance and aptitude are sidelined, their hesitance has taken precedence. Hence, it is fair to raise your voice against family lineage and feudal state of affairs. Such revolutions, have taken place before in history in other countries and now, I feel it’s the need of hour, for one such revolt to happen in India.

Here, we need fearlessness. This is the abstract of my philosophy of life. Bhagatsingh was fearless, he did not think about the repercussions of his actions or weighed the gains and Sukhdev, Rajguru nor Netaji Subhashchandra Bose, felt the same. Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj too was above all and we should also not feel the fear or else will lose out to equal opportunity.

If this happens, I shall be deprived of the opportunity to become the future Prime Minister of this country, in spite of being more capable than Rahul Gandhi. I, believe, I can do more good for my country than him and thus in process, India will lose out on many things. This is the political philosophy, which I have structured and will elaborate on in future on larger scale.

Emotions and Relationships

Emotions and Relationships, play a very crucial role in person’s life. We cannot survive without emotions. Gandhiji said, “If ever there is a conflict between intellect and heart, listen to your heart”. I always listen to my heart. Emotions, have a special place in my life but with limitations. I, do not display my emotions freely or express myself liberally. There are very few people with whom I am attached emotionally.

The most important reason being, my entire childhood and my adolescence, I went through a kind of emotional insecurity for which the surrounding conditions were responsible or was it my DNA or my gene scope whatever the reason.

From this, I learned to explore deep in to human psychosis and within. It has a strength of itself, which is true. When a person is emotionally closer to you or he is in some way emotionally related or a set of people follow you emotionally or you are tied to a country or a community, it really makes a difference in your life.

A particular example, can be cited here are the emotional ups and downs you go through when you read Hitler’s biography. One moment, you lean on Hitler’s side and when you read, about the torture the Jews went through, you get emotionally vulnerable and feel sorry for them and your opinion about Hitler changes.

If, you think you are Hitler, than you identify yourself with Nazi beliefs and emotions for Jews changes. You get a feeling that society is regimenting your beliefs emotionally. It is true in case of Buddha. His disciple Anand asked him, “Does god exist?” He replied, “I do not have an answer to your question, for I do not know, if god exists. So the question is in itself irrelevant. Emotion subsists and this question does not. God’s existence is taught you from outside. If you were kept in a closed room, from your birth till date, you will have no inkling about god, religion when you come out. The question that exists is, who am I? All sentiments, revolve around this one question.

Every human being, is in quest of this question directly or indirectly’. This is my belief and when we embark on this journey of within, it gives rise to feelings and emotions which are very much in to existence and it gives rise to feeling of securities and insecurities. While doing so, humans fall prey to conditioning and regimentation. He says, he is a Hindu or a Muslim or a Marathi or a Shivsainik or a Jew. All these questions arise, because our choice of decision is wrong. In reality, the question ‘who am I?’ is as chaste as water. It has no place for any group or community or a party or for that matter, herd mentality but has a place for freedom. When we do Pranayam or Vipassana yoga or meditation and probe in to the darkness within, we realize what course our feelings have taken, we understand the true nature of it all. We are then able to grasp the futility or the depth of the relationships we share. Relationship, is unique in itself. I, believe it is a congregation of two different people. It is an organization and it is short lived. Every relationship, has an expiry date same as you find on a bottle of medicine. Some associations die early, followed by people’s death.

In some cases, first people die and then eventually, the relationships die. So we feel, they are ideal. But the question of ideology does not exist, as it is co-incidental that one person dies. In reality, union of two distinctive people, cannot last forever. For naturally, their uniqueness sets them apart. The reason they come close, has a practical or a material aspect to it and not spiritual. Two people falling in love or getting married principally have no co-relation to feelings, as it could be two people or two lakh people. The difference is, that of number.

We must rate it as an organization. Hence feeling or emotion is a virtue, naturally available to humans to find themselves. Emotion is not related to relationships. Only exception is, our children as they are our extension. They are our natural heirs. It is not so in animals. Animals give up their children, after a certain age. But humans believe, children will carry forward their lineage hence they feel the emotions in their relationship will last forever. This is human tendency and is entirely conditioned and regimented or based on understanding or teachings. It is not at all tainted.

On purely spiritual level, if we give it a thought, human at birth is lonely and when he dies he is lonely. If it is so, then he should accept the fact, whether he is on earth or some other planet. This, he does not ascertain and hence he tries to be associated with some institution or other like marriage, church, religion, group, community and organization as the feeling of fear is deep rooted. For in fear, lies responsibility and liberty.

I, believe the fear of existentialism, instigates humans, to deny the fact that they are alone. To erase this fear, from human mind, religion was born. These religious convictions, created confusion among humans, giving rise to emotional questions. Many wars took place and people died. But, the question remains unresolved. Even I, haven’t been able to find an answer to this question. I will try to find a way, to gain as much answers as I can and that is final.

Importance of Material and Financial Backup in human life

Human evolution took an important turn, when money entered the picture, till then barter system was very much in practice. In exchange of wheat, Jowar or rice was bartered or anything else. Money first came, in the form of gold then rupee, copper followed by paper note. In reality, a paper note is just like any other paper. It holds no meaning beyond paper. Unless, it has water mark of that particular country or recognized as its currency.

‘Money means what money does’ is economics first and last principle. Hence, money has significance. ‘Significance’ is a synonym for money and it’s beautiful. In Marathi, we call money, ‘arth’, ‘finance’ and it is apt. Money is imbibed with ‘arth’. What money does is ‘significant’; money is not significant in itself. Nowadays, it has wreaked havoc, is a different matter altogether. Money, has the power to either create or destroy.

This power is explained in Sanskrit as ‘Purosho dasan.’ Man is slave of money but to a certain limit. The main reason behind this, your limitless power to spend money, can last as long as the commodity you are going to buy, on the basis of the money is available before you. Take this for example, if a person is dying of brain hemorrhage and you have the money but no means to save him, what is the use of that money to you! It’s just a plain, simple paper.

Here, I would like to remind you, of a saying by Red Indians in context to American people. “Unto the death of last tree, unto the withering of last tree and unto the death of last fish people will never understand the futility of money which you can’t eat to stay alive”. There is a profound philosophy behind this proverb. The realm, of wealth is restricted within itself and those who recognize it become the king and the saint at the same time. They are called king of the saints or ascetic. Such Kings of deep understanding are Kings like Janak and Shivaji Maharaj. Or there are those rich and affluent, who are aware of the value of money and its worth in social context.

The picture coming across is very clear abroad as Warren Buffet, Ralph Felder or Bill and Melinda Gates after certain limit, form a foundation and help the needy and downtrodden worldwide. In India, the picture is different. Once our leaders and businessmen, come across lots of money, they hoard it up thinking only about themselves and their children’s future and worry, about means of creating more wealth for their grandchildren and their children. Slowly, it gives rise to unrest, taking the social system to dumps.

India went back to dependency, because of unequal distribution of wealth and efficient leadership. In foreign countries, we see rich people giving selflessly for social cause, assuming a role of trustee. Mahatma Gandhi always said, “The rich should be trustee of their country”. Gandhiji’s idea of trusteeship never took roots here but it was accepted and flourished in other countries.

Hence, I can mention names like Bill and Melinda foundation. The actors visit a developing country like Africa and adopt the children. We have seen Steve Waugh adopting a child from Kolkatta while Sachin Tendulkar worries about saving tax on his brand new imported car. Till today, we are not able to put a stop to this greedy attitude of our society.

This is the reason, behind India’s downfall in past and it will remain so in future. It is increasing day by day, as the affluent class is hoarding land and generating money. The day you die, understand one thing, the bank balance and the hard work that you put behind is futile and the stress uncalled for. The one who comprehends this, is wise while the other is foolish and this is my personal opinion. As far as trusteeship in India goes, I would like to mention here a commendable job by Parsi community in establishing trusts in India on large scale

Tata’s have built hospitals, education institutions, Tata Fundamental Research Institute in Mumbai, for they realized wealth has to be used for the betterment of the society and not just accumulate it. The money, belongs to the society as after a certain limit, I cannot wear more clothes then necessary, overeat, oversleep or indulge in copulation. This wealth, belongs to people and has to be utilized for the people. Tata’s understood this basic principle but Birla’s instead contented themselves by constructing temples, where nothing can be done except ring bells.

This is India’s misfortune. It is a simple example, of our economic principle. We can draw a line between India and western countries. What Gandhiji said or our religious texts tried to tell us about the material world, those people do not belong here. They were from some distant country. We think western world is addicted to drugs and promiscuity which is an utter sham. In fact, it is we who are constantly running after money, grabbing it from others, hoarding it up, in selfish way and exploiting the materialistic world.

To mask our guilt, we go to so called saints, listen to their preaching’s and try to detox ourselves. But they do not detox us but mislead us by talking half-baked things. It helps to lessen the guilt in our minds, letting us have the impression, that we are free. This leads to wrong interpretation of creation of wealth. Now, this is my opinion. It is high time India starts rethinking on the lines of wealth management and social obligations.

India, is slowly inching towards synthetic values. If India does not change its stand regarding financial policies, feudalism, fearlessness and independence, I don’t see anything positive happening in the next 30 years and soon India will disintegrate in to pieces. This, I am very much confident and would like to mention it here. Time and again, I will clearly put down my views and add to it but for now this is true. India, ranks 23 from bottom up, in comparison with contemporary countries. Instead of creating a welfare state, we are busy finding ways to accumulate more wealth, more land which we will take with us after we die and spend it on so called celestial beauties. This is a new herd mentality we are giving birth to, who in next 30 years, disintegrate India to pieces.