The essence of culture

I do not want my house to be Walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. I refuse to live in other people’s housesContinue reading “The essence of culture”

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 Contentment and Malnutrition

In his acceptance speech of Noble peace prize, the executive director of World Food Programme, emphasized that the food is”the pathway to peace. “ Hello friends, hope you all are fairing well in your respective fields. If you find something bumpy on your way, don’t ever loose your heart or patience. Eventually you will rideContinue reading “The Contentment and Malnutrition”

For the Happier Ambience

“If dark and ominous thoughts start residing in your psyche, then you are consciously polluting your own heart and mind ” – My mother in law. Hello friends, for a full two years very few people can boast that they are not adversely affected by the unfortunate and unprecedented developments, which has almost swamped theContinue reading “For the Happier Ambience”

Ushering in a New Year

The future starts today, not tomorrow – Pope John Paul Il Hello friends, I greet you all in the very first post of the very fresh new year. Hope you all have celebrated the holidays with your loved ones. We all are again staring at the onset of the third wave in India, but asContinue reading “Ushering in a New Year”

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”

Power of Love: Part 2

Hello friends, here I bring to you the second part of Mahira’ s story. As a recap of my previous post, I must tell you that the young woman brought up by her maternal uncle, was married off. Only to find harsh words, hostility and rudeness from her husband. Mahira was totally confused how toContinue reading “Power of Love: Part 2”

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!”

Let’s Break the Cocoon!

Hello friends, we’re all cautiously progressing towards a vaccinated and more safer world. Hope we can all be successfully avert the further onslaught of the merciless enemy. We shouldn’t in any way, drop our guards, now that the infections are ebbing. Masking, social distancing and hand sanitzing must become a part of our daily livesContinue reading “Let’s Break the Cocoon!”

The New Bride and Her Shopping List

Hello friends, hope you all are safe and healthy, by the grace of God. Currently this is the best, one could wish for! I’m trying my best to distract myself and to an extent, you too, from the present state of affairs. In this effort I’m gonna tell you the the trial and triumphs ofContinue reading “The New Bride and Her Shopping List”

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