In Pursuit of Happiness

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This appears in the December issue of The Man

Happiness is the ultimate luxury you can have. Choose it.
I STARTED OFF SIX MONTHS AGO by exploring the concept of luxury through these columns. It is a journey that I enjoyed immensely. I realised how shallow some ideas of luxury were, how they changed from time to time and from place to place. I realised luxury isn’t always about opulence. Sometimes the things we take for granted at a particular place and time, for instance water, become a luxury at another. Imagine being stranded in a desert. Given a choice between a┬áPatek Philippe and drinking water, most of us would choose the latter.

3 Comments on “In Pursuit of Happiness”

  1. Shashi

    Good one, Gul. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    I remember Aamir Khan in a TV program mentioning that every Indian should travel to every nook and corner of the country. It gives one a whole lot of perspective on so many aspects of life. Be it on suffering, marriage and a whole lot.

    Your article does seem to second that.

  2. Tintu KM

    Hello Gul Panang!

    Thats just a wonderful piece of article.

    I haven’t been to most of the places mentioned or the exclusive piece of brand works mentioned in it, but the point made here is pretty strong i must confess.

    Looking forward to smaller and simple things in life can give us a different point of view not just to live but to all sorts of emotions in many ways possible.

    Thank you for the sharing..


  3. Feroj

    Really It’s been great piece of writing!!! I never realized such things in my life exclusively. To think smaller and for small things teach you everything what is unsaid. I am glad that you shared it to us. For us to do such things in life would drive us crazy how far anf off the track we were moving.

    Thank you!

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