Why do we often make the wrong decisions? I came across an incredible insight from contemplating on a few messages in the Gita recently - it talks about the two powerful approaches we all have for connecting/ making decisions. The first is using discriminatory intelligence … Continue reading Better Decision making – The Gita and Proust to our rescue!
The week saw a dear colleague suffer a loss - a sibling passed away suddenly. Disbelief, grief, anger - all the reactions that death triggers were on display. As always, when you meet Death, you have to pause. This is true every single time. And … Continue reading Death and the lessons it teaches us..
Musing on a recent tragedy - and what we can - and cannot do.
It's a Hindu death anniversary today - so shortly after a very popular festival. We sit to honour our grandmother - and other ancestors - with some fire worship. There's quite some involved rituals involved - offering various prayers, a homa (fire yagna) and a … Continue reading Life’s cycles
A good collegue, a friend passed away this morning. A gentle man devoured by a ravaging cancer. Over time, the disease took away his appetite, his mobility, his stamina. It could of course do little about his smile, which continued to shine through - amidst … Continue reading Eulogy time..
A few tragedies - the passing away of an infant, a few theives gunned down and the death of a superstar - get me meditating on death, why we feel as we do about it and lessons we can learn from such tragedies.
A look at two lives that passed beyond the veil in the recent past - sathya sai baba and bin laden - and a meditation on their lives and deaths...