The ancients had a formula to help us stay happy and less anxious – no matter what situation we were in. Lets learn from them!Read More How to stay happy all the time (or at least be less anxious)!
Why do we go to a temple? *To pray of course. *Everytime? *Yes. Well maybe there are other answers too… a. I go for finding a sense of peace. Unadulterated, spacious calm – it soothes me. b. I go because it’s the right thing to do. The scriptures ordain it. I promised my grandma I’d go! […]Read More A musing on why we visit temples….
A 3 word formula for finding fulfilment and depth in a world of distraction!Read More 3 magic words for your success!
The week saw a dear colleague suffer a loss – a sibling passed away suddenly. Disbelief, grief, anger – all the reactions that death triggers were on display. As always, when you meet Death, you have to pause. This is true every single time. And this post arises out of that pause. For Death makes […]Read More Death and the lessons it teaches us..
Musing on a recent tragedy – and what we can – and cannot do.Read More A life passes away too soon…
As a rule, we like to put our celebrities on pedestals. For a change, I thought about a different context – how about when we are placed on a pedestal and brought down (and before you call it narcissistic, let me assure you that each of us is held up to a pedestal by someone […]Read More Falling off the pedastal
A couple of weeks earlier I had the chance to visit the Pallakad Chariot Festival. This an extraordinary event when the devatas (the idols) on chariots are carried into the town – an occasion where Gods come to meet people as opposed to the general practice of people going to worship the Gods in the […]Read More Of Temple towns and IT platforms!
The sky has opened and the rains patter against the window inviting me to leave the workplace and its gadgets and celebrate nature’s bounty. Beauty is just a window pane away. A gentle breeze accompanies the rain, playing a soulful melody. The melody is nature’s; the stories it sets off in people’s minds are their […]Read More Musings on a rainy day….
An irreverent take on ‘office speak!’Read More Communicating strategically (!)
Sogyal Rinpoche illustrates how we keep failing repeatedly by getting into a pattern and finally realize truth and wisdom through this beautiful poem authored by Portia Nelson: 1) I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in I am lost…I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes […]Read More Autobiography in Five chapters – a poem
We all long to be examples of greatness for others to emulate. What if we haven’t lived upto these standards, have our lives been in vain?Read More Setting an example
On our Independence day, what pledges should we take?Read More Happy Independence day India!