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.
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
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
Just as I predicted, the week zoomed past. Meetings, travels, emails, the odd television show - and I am a week older. The question I thought I'd ask this week - am I wiser though? Thinking about it, it appears to me that wisdom comes … Continue reading Is wisdom a function of doing?
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 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...
On Friday, life dealt me a stinging blow. It took my mom away from me with no warning and no apologies. She was there rosy cheeked and happy one moment - and a part of the celestial kingdom just a few moments later. It is … Continue reading Hoping hope will deliver me from pain…