Life’s cycles

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 ritualistic banquet to round things off. A set of priests…

Musings – book or ebook?

A rainy evening finds me browsing in the local bookshop. Walking through sections, reading the back covers, randomly scanning the pages - just another day amidst the books. You never know who you'd be introduced to - a swashbuckling adventurer, a philosopher or a business man - and as long as they have a good…

Christmas time

So we are alive and well! The Mayans' it turns out were predicting quite something else ( loss of india's cricketing dominance even on turning pitches home maybe?) and not the end of the world. We get therefore to celebrate Christmas 2012 - and celebrations and sparkling conversations are holding center stageĀ  around the world.…