Sunday, March 14, 2010


The importance of communication must be understood by everyone, irrespective of the age. We need to communicate effectively at work place, at home, to our distant friends or relatives. Internet has made the world smaller and opened new channels of communication. Some people believe that internet friendship or relationship is meaningless, as it can be ‘deleted’ just by pressing a ‘button’. I don’t believe. Cheaters don’t require internet to cheat on the relationship. Remember the story of Raja Harishchandra? He kept the promise made in the dream. So it all depends on how much we remain ‘committed’ to our relationship, whether internet or otherwise. I find commitment is a personality trait.

I am not an expert but experience tells me that for any meaningful communication or dialogue between two individuals, two essential conditions must be fulfilled.

Firstly, a good healthy relationship based on understanding and mutual trust. That will create a climate and desire to communicate with each other.

Secondly, once the communication begins, for its sustenance, a minimum level of response must be maintained by both sides.

If any one of these conditions is not met, the communication is likely to diminish, vitiate or terminate.


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