Editorial


Tis the month of love. Of fluttering hearts and tingling senses. Of happy giggles and blushes. Of Valentine’s Day. The day to express love…

Love. An emotion, a sensation, a chemical reaction. It has been the subject for many a songs and works of art and literature as well as caused a few wars (whether it be in history or Greek and Roman mythology)

Love. The definition and scope is much beyond the romantic love oft spoken about. And it was aptly described in the opening monologue by Hugh Grant’s character, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom in the movie Love Actually that “love actually is all around”. Never were truer words uttered in any movie.

There is so much more to this four letter word that we, human beings perhaps can’t fathom the extent of it in one lifetime. It extends to all aspects of our lives, drives our actions, and arguably could also be called the driving force for our existence. The significance of love can be summed up in the words of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, “‘do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”

On this note, we bring to you the February edition of Enlightenment. Our new section Face Off brings a new subject to debate. Come and share your views, discuss and debate! More the views and opinions, merrier it is! Continuing with the theme of love (which is absolutely intentional!), two articles describe their passion for travelling, A Trek to Dalhousie and running, Striking Balance – The Running Way respectively.

On the other end of the spectrum of love, there is Khamosh Dil which explores the relationship between words and emotions and The Other Birthday, a story of about love not meant to be.

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with proposals. In line with this, Creative Marriage Proposals That Take Romance To The Next Level lists some “brave hearts” who went all in to make it an extra special day. Read about two strangers who are brought together by technology in the form of OLX and WhatsApp in Love by Deal.

Continuing in our series on Spiritual Health is Freedom – Science and Spirituality.

For the bookworms, we have a first-hand experience of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Those who are yet to make plans for V-Day can think check out Rose Café which boasts of a warm and cozy ambience as well as an eclectic choice of cuisines.

This month we bring you something different in InFocus. The artistic talents of our employees are in the spotlight! Our popular sections @Home and Picture of the Month showcase the highlights in the lives of our contributors as well as their experiences and adventures in the last month.

Before you proceed to the various works we have put together in this edition, I would like to leave you with these words by Bob Marley,

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

Reach us with your valuable feedback, creative writing, travel stories, reviews and photos at enlightenment@lntenc.com