Category: Life

Celebrate Spiritual Diwali

Celebrating Spiritual Diwali

One of the festivals of autumn is Diwali, which is celebrated as ‘the festival of lights’. There is a beautiful verse by Kabir Sahib referring to the diya, or the lamps lit on Diwali, which says:  Like the blind uselessly lighting a diya when they cannot even see, the secret...

Understanding Yoga

Understanding Yoga

These days the ancient science of yoga is revived again and is becoming very popular. Yoga is now famous not only in India but elsewhere in the world too. Last year in Uttarkashi, I met a lady from Czech, who had learned Yoga in India, many years ago. She had...

The Alchemy of Love

The Alchemy of Love

  I once heard spiritual teacher Thich nhat hanh said that the greatest gifts our parents can give us as inheritance is their own joy and happiness. That is so beautiful if we get that from our parents. But most of us usually also inherit the complete mess, the imperfections,...

And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer

Book Review: ‘And Thereby Hangs a Tale’ by Jeffrey Archer

A book compiled with many short stories, is often a good read when one doesn’t wish to go through a painstakingly long novel. For those who feel they can’t possibly develop the habit or patience for reading a book just yet, Jeffrey Archer’s ‘And thereby hangs a Tale’ proves to be the right choice. It not only has colourfully woven fifteen short stories, but since some

Different Aspects of Yoga

Different Aspects of Yoga

After much research, science has come to conclusion that stress is the major cause for all problems. Yoga has become part of treatment along with convention

Coaching or No Coaching

Coaching or no Coaching!

The IIT JEE coaching scenario in India today has transformed by leaps and bounds. I was party to a coaching institute hunt a few days ago, when my co-sister flew down from Mumbai to Bangalore to search for coaching institutes. She was very sure of the process being followed to...

How Shall We Live

The Meaning of Life: How Shall We Live?

How shall we live? What shall we live for, if anything? How we can decide right from wrong? Is there any reasonable way to answer these questions that doesn’t require us to fall back on blind faith? Let’s Ask the Old Greeks People have been striving to answer these questions...

Health Benefits of a Boiled Egg Diet

Health Benefits of a Boiled Egg Diet

Many people all over the world are focusing on living a healthy lifestyle. This is mainly due to a rapid increase in lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes, cardiac arrest and obesity. Nutritionists often advise patients to take boiled eggs instead of fried or scrambled eggs. This is because boiled...

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Ganpati Aarti

  (Jaidev Jaidev jai mangal murti ho shrimangal murti Darshanmaatre mann kaamana purti jaidev jaidev) – 2 Sindur laal chadhaayo apane hi mann ka Sundar laal viraaje sut gauri-shiv ka Haath mein hai gudh laddu prabhu gajaanan ke Mahima kahu to kaise, jhukaau sir pad mein, jaidev jadev Ganesha tera...

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Ganesha – Lord of Wisdom and Success

Ganesha is the Ever-Blissful, elephant-headed deva (god) who is lovingly worshipped and revered by millions of people worldwide. The son of Shiva and Parvati, Shree Ganesha, is the God of Good Luck and Auspiciousness and is the Dispeller of problems and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the God of...

Krishna Janamashtami

Krishna Janamashtami

Krishna Janamashtami is a festival which reminds you that the birth of Lord Krishna was to pave peace and harmony in the lives of people who were enslaved and tortured, and for the destruction of Evil and the Emergence of truth, honesty, love and forgiveness! It is to inculcate the...

Independence and Freedom

Independence and Freedom

There is a difference between Independence and Freedom. What we have been celebrating is the independence of India from a colonial foreign rule whereas all this while it has been under the slavery of our own people. Yes, politicians are Indians, MPs are Indians, our PM is an Indian, but do...

From Bondage to Freedom

From Bondage to Freedom

A scientist has written to me. He works in a scientific lab where artificial human organs are made – hands, legs, liver, heart – all human parts. His confusion is “whether I am going against nature, because the factory-produced heart is not as good as the natural heart. Am I...

Benefits of being a vegetarian

Benefits of Being A Vegetarian

In the last decade, we have witnessed an explosion of scientific knowledge that has made more information available to humanity than in all previously recorded history. Due to the dedicated research of scientists and doctors, we now understand more than ever before about our physical body and what measures promote...

How can we be truly happy?

How Can We Be Truly Happy?

If we look at the words “worldly life,” what does that entail? Most people are all leading their lives to achieve the same goal that is happiness. To reach there, people engage in similar activities. They begin their life as children needing food, clothing, shelter, love, education, health, and safety...

Heart and Soul

Call of the Heart and Soul

Trapped in a world of obligations and expectations, he was suffocated. Every time he went to the work place, he felt like taking a U-turn. But, something stopped him every time. His own voice, in his head, echoing, ‘There’s no other way. Where will you go? You’re not financially independent....

Finding Way Back Home

Finding the Way Back Home

It was night time. Being a mother of newly born twins, she slept earlier than her husband. All her life, Priya craved for more and more. She wished to have a big house, more like a mansion with several servants working under her command. She dreamt of having a rich...

Girl with the Golden Hair

Girl with the Golden Hair

She kept running till it was dark. Finding her way out of this dark forest, she dint know how she got trapped in the first place. Life seemed so simple at first. It was a series of happenings, she recalled. Being scared wasn’t her thing but she just had to...

My Interpretation of Religion

My Interpretation of Religion

The more I closed my eyes before God The more I realised my ignorance towards the social evils   The more I climbed the stairs of the temple The more I realised that my life is a journey not a destination   The more I rang the bells before the...

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How To Deal With A Loss Of A Loved One- A Tribute To CHELSEA

Pets give us the most unconditional form of love on earth! ​ I love animals, especially dogs. Being an empath I share a deeper connection with them. I always love spending time with animals whether they are domesticated or strayed. Even the pets of my relatives and friends just disown...

Gift of Random Act of Kindness

6 of Earth – The Gift of Random Act of Kindness

I was travelling back home after meeting my cousin. She had given me some accessories some for myself and others if I can find someone eligible to use them. While I was walking towards Andrews Ganj, I was thinking about how emotionally dry have I become. When I was taking...