Makar Sankranti

Friends, 14th January is a very special day for Indians. While whole of India celebrate it as ‘makar sankranti, the harvest festival celebrated under many names across India.Punjabis celebrate it as Lohri, in the night of 13th January. They light bonfire and dance ‘gidda’ and ‘bhangra’ around it and savour sweets like rewari, laddus andContinue reading “Makar Sankranti”

The oars of hope and fortitude.

Hello friends, we are standing at the cusp of this year and about to step into a fresh one, really soon. The thrill and excitement associated with welcoming a new year is somewhat subdued this time too! The entire mankind is wary and fatigued by the continuous onslaught of the incessant waves, ravaging the humanityContinue reading “The oars of hope and fortitude.”

The Food for the Soul

Hello friends, I greet you all with photos of fresh and colourful flowers and the picture credit goes to Riya, my daughter! When one is reading a novel and the impression of few quotes in them, remains etched in the heart, what one should do? In my case I decided to share it with you.Continue reading “The Food for the Soul”

The Checkmate Stratagem.

Cover Pic ctsy: My daughter Riya Hello friends, I greet you all with the blissful glimpse of the serene and pristine monsoon sky. Through it, I just want to remind me and you that no matter how dark and ominous the clouds hovering around, they will eventually dissipate and bright blue sky will smile again.Continue reading “The Checkmate Stratagem.”

Criticism, the Boon or the Bane

Hello friends, when we do get criticized, what reaction is generally evoked in us? It would be a rarity, who doesn’t get offended by the act. It’s inherent to human nature to find fault in others but when the pistol is aimed at themselves, one tend to feel flustered and agitated. If we can learnContinue reading “Criticism, the Boon or the Bane”

Conquer through Love or …..!

The measure of a man is what he does with power – Plato Hello friends, the year end festivities of Christmas and welcoming a new year is getting closer. All are gearing up for the celebration of the yuletide season. Yet a sense of dread and apprehensions is lurking around the newer variants added toContinue reading “Conquer through Love or …..!”

The Malaise Called Arrogance

“Look at a flower. Irrespective of who comes by, the flower gives fragrance.” – A spiritual healer. Hello friends, have you ever come across arrogant people and what is your reaction towards those sorts of person? Generally they are looked at with derision and dislike. One prefers to avoid any interaction with such people whoContinue reading “The Malaise Called Arrogance”

The Artwork called Life.

“I am a teller of stories therefore, an optimist, a believer in the ethical bend of human heart, a believer in the ferocity of beauty. So from my point of view, as a storyteller, I see your life as already artful, waiting, and ready for you to make it art.” – Toni Morrison. Hello friends,Continue reading “The Artwork called Life.”

The Handshakes and Speeches!!

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children – Native American Proverb We are all living together on a single planet which is threatened by our own actions. – Yuval Noah Harari. Hello friends, when I was a small kid, used to wonder, where all the trash generatedContinue reading “The Handshakes and Speeches!!”

To Search for a Mirage!

Cover photo painted by my daughter, Riya “When we are able to stop we can pay attention to everything that is happening in our bodies and in our minds; this way we can begin to take care of ourselves. We already have enough conditions for our happiness. We just need to stop and recognise themContinue reading “To Search for a Mirage!”

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