I’ve always loved reading. Books enrich our lives in many ways. They can help us unwind and recharge, provide strength and encouragement during difficult times, and provoke feelings of empathy, anger, delight, and sadness. As I’ve grown older, I lean towards reading more non-fiction, biographies and memoirs. But there’s always room for some good fiction. […]
Does anyone remember that awkward scene around the dinner table from the 1999 movie ‘Notting Hill’ where this pigtailed girl who Hugh Grant’s character William Thacker is set up with introduces herself as a Fruitarian? Keziah : No thanks, I’m a fruitarian. Max : I didn’t realize that. William : And, ahm: what exactly is […]
Diwali is not just a time when people clean, declutter, illuminate and decorate their homes. It can also be a time for reflection, a time to re-visit and judge impartially, ones thoughts, actions and words and to rid oneself of the darkness and negativity that dwells within. As lamps and fireworks illuminate different corners of […]
It’s Karva Chauth today and I’ve got Mehndi on my palms this year too and going to be on an all-day fast. No water even! And going to break the fast at moonrise which is expected at 8:40 pm in Bangalore today. Phew! That’s a good 24-hour fast. The things people do for love! Apart […]
Here’s wishing you a very happy Onam. Hope you too are looking forward to the Onam Sadhya Plantain meal as much as I am.
Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner, and after reading Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’, I’ve also come to view Hindu festivals as a reason to clean the house, declutter, donate, clear up my mind and press the restart button. I hope these little nuggets […]
On Janmashtami, Krishna entered the material world at midnight. This is significant. Midnight is the time of maximum darkness and from the moment Krishna appeared, darkness started diminishing. Similarly, our heart is dark being afflicted by multiple anxieties and miseries. But in the darkest hour of our lives, when we turn to Krishna, he appears […]