Category: Life

Truths_I_Learnt

Truths I Learnt

Serve with service not servility Ask with humility, grateful when you receive Share your joy but do not appease Believe your truths sans what others perceive It is what it is, good or bad Dream your wishes but plan for few Your time will come, till then take help Bow...

Republic Day

Be Open to Possibilities – A Message for this Republic Day

As Einstein has pointed out that ‘we cannot expect a different result if we keep on doing the same thing over and over again’ Listening to patriotic songs and watching movies of great inspiration, blaming our leaders, political parties and the drama attached is one way to feel better about...

breakfreefromnegative

Break Free from the Negative Past

Freedom is not only related to a country, but also from the limited belief system, bad habits, illness, poverty, and so on. For children, freedom to play more is a big thing. For a teenager, freedom is space and non interference of elders in their lifestyle. Women belonging to orthodox family want freedom to work outsi

Basant panchmi

The Day He came to Know

‘Life. What is it, Dada?’ ‘Umm… Take a guess dear.’ ‘I don’t know. May be its living here in Durgapur.’ ‘Oh really?’ (laughs) ‘I don’t know. Ma keeps saying we’ll go to Delhi soon. But I don’t see it happening. I know this place in and out. But I want...

Makar Sakranti

Makar Sakranti

Makar Sankranti, for most of the northern regions in India, or Thai Pongal for Tamil Nadu, or Magh Bihu for Assam, or Uttarayan for Gujarat, is the festival referring to a Solar day as per the Hindu calendar, occurring in January every year. For the farmers, it is considered one of the main festivals and as India has b

Resolutions to Bring Healthy Change

Resolutions to Bring Healthy Change This New Year

As we prepare for another beginning of new year, many of us are getting ready to make resolutions to change something about our lives in the new year. Some aim to achieve weight loss, some high growth in business or career. Some promise to quit smoking and some aim to...

Love is all

The Spirit of Christmas

  She heard a sound The dawn of another day ‘At last, it’s Christmas!’ ‘Let’s go kids, Go out and play!’ White all around, above and beneath. Ground covered like marinated cheese. Snowman winked, Larry got a glimpse Kayla giggled as the dog jumped on Sam, All seeming pleased. Bright...

A Christmas Close to Heart

He didn’t say..but I knew it. Something in his voice told me he’s excited. ‘I told Maii that these bunk rooms would be ready within no time. But I couldn’t do it. It’s been three years. She still has to get a visa. She’ll come soon.’ He pointed towards the...

A Week Before Christmas

A Week Before Christmas

  Wiping off the coffee marks on her table, she looked up at those rising flames. Fireplace in the front reminded her of his family. Aunt Jenna, Sarah, and Mike, Joanna, Jeremy, and Kaira. There wasn’t a single holiday that went by without their presence, in the past four years....

holiday depression

Holiday Depression

  ‘I couldn’t think of anything back then and just had to have a drink when they all left for their respective homes. I mean, I didn’t feel like going to my Mom’s. It was all too depressing after Dad died.’ Karan, 25 recalls how holidays didn’t feel like a...

Why We Choose Misery Instead of Bliss

Why We Choose Misery Instead of Bliss

The only duty you have is to be happy. Make it a religion. If you are not happy, then whatsoever you are doing, something must be wrong and some drastic change is needed. Let happiness decide. I am a hedonist. And happiness is the only criterion man has. So always look at what happens when you do something: if you become peaceful or restful, it is right.

Art of Appreciation

The Art of Appreciating 

  As we enter the last month of this year and its time to say goodbye to this year and get ready to welcome new year. Most of us have habit of looking back at the important happenings and experiences gained in this year. Time is a great teacher as well...

The Festival of Christmas

  The festival of Christmas is a holy one. It is the day when Jesus Christ was born, on whose teachings Christianity is based. There are a lot of people in this world who follow his teachings and celebrate the merriment of this annual occasion with their friends and families...

New Age Woman

New Age Woman!!!

  I believe “Woman” has been the most debated topic of every century in every country. The woman of every era has kept the whole humanity curious and interested. Some awakened, but many oppressed to the extent that their cries and woes echo till this day of human life. There...

The lies they tell

The Lies They Tell, The Lies We Buy

  Buy this brush to straighten your hair Buy this cream to make your skin fair Eat this pill to grow in height Try this powder to increase in height One look in the mirror fills you with hate ? Try our diet lose some weight This tube will hide...

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...

Ganesha

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...