The last few weeks have brought on smiles, chuckles, frowns - a rainbow of emotions - an invariable event when the World Cup is on. This blog too tended to stay away from brooding for a few weeks, however a question from a friend got … Continue reading Musings on Life’s purpose
Today is dusshera, the 10th day of what is surely India’s longest festival and arguably the most fun of them all. As with all Indian festivals, there are many legends underpinning the “why” for the festival – the most popular being the slaying of Ravana, … Continue reading Navarathi – Celebration unlimited and some uncommon reasoning!
Ever so often, I get into a kind of "satisfied inertia" state when I could go for days, weeks - indeed months together without doing a thing and yet looking very comfortably smug. As I look at my wordpress post dates, I realise this exactly … Continue reading A new begining!
Tomorrow is a beloved grandmother’s death anniversary. Hindu customs require one to undertake certain rituals, prominent among them being to symbolically feed three generations of ancestors who are with us no more - as a means of gratitude for what they have done for us … Continue reading Which economy do you prefer? Should we make a choice?
Imagine you are a soldier, returning home after a long and hard battle. As you near home, your heart swells with anticipation, your strides get longer and bells go off in your head. You instinctively touch the gifts you bear for your loved ones and … Continue reading A hero returns
Let’s start with an exercise, close your eyes and imagine (don’t ask me how you can read this sentence if your eyes are closed though!) a plumb largish figure seated on a small mouse (yes, you got that right!). Sweets of numerous kinds are placed … Continue reading Now its an ode to a very affable God…
Information is passe, transforming the information into wisdom is the need of the hour. Unlearning plays an important part in this transformation - and a few strategies are presented to help us in the new year...