Category: Life

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...

lord-ganesha

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....