The Journey Begins

“Soan, you write well! Write, we’ll get it published.” This used to be Abhay’s statement whenever I read out something new that I’d written. “But what do I write about? There has to be something, I can’t just start writing and what do I write?” used to be my standard reply. “Write a book on…

Random Thought! #25

The head is a noisy place and there’s a cacophony of sounds at play. There are always ideas bubbling, thoughts brimming, conversations happening. There are jeers and cheers and a lot of chaos and then one fine day you wake up to nothingness. No sound, no thought not even a whisper and then my still…

The Many Colours Of Love

As I woke up this Sunday, the calendar on my smartphone reminded of the beginning of the week-long celebration of ‘love’. The Valentine’s Day is just round the corner and a post on love becomes mandatory, especially because I am someone who is totally sold out on ‘love’. I just love the idea of being…

The Karmic Destiny

I have just finished reading Paul Brunton’s, ‘A Search In Sacred India’. The book traces his first visit to India in quest of a spiritual teacher whom he does find ultimately. It is a very unbiased narrative and questions spirituality as well as superstition. I liked it, but in the end he says that everything…

A Hug In A Mug!

I am a milk person; having grown up drinking milk in one go, the bottoms up style, given the race between me and my brothers in our childhood. Coffee is something I keep for occasional drinking when I am in a mood for a good conversation or want to savour the weather, rainy or cold….

“For you, a thousand times over.”

Last Wednesday was Makar Sankranti, to celebrate Sun’s transit into Capricorn marking the end of winter solstice. The festival is celebrated in many different forms across all parts of India with much fervour as a harvest festival and kite flying is an integral part of this celebration in many parts of India. Come Makar Sankranti,…

Inventiveness – newness revisited.

Every Friday, in my previous school, a teacher addressed the assembly on the value of the fortnight. I was asked to give my ‘Teacher Talk’, on the above topic. I chanced to come across what I had shared in the assembly that day, two years back and share it here today. A very good morning…

Epitaph!

Today happens to be the day Jesus was baptised, presented to the Magi and is celebrated as Epiphany. The prefix ‘epi’ means over or upon hence the terms epidermis, epidemic etc. Talking of birth can death be far behind? So, the word epitaph came to my mind; which is a short quote or thought that…

Random Thought! #24

Who are we? Just a ripple on the surface of lifeā€¦. capable of creating tsunamis. Yet carrying self imposed burdens, to overshadow our joy of living.

Wishes!

Yesterday I planted a seed of happiness and hope too. Today it’s blooming out of earth. especially for you! May it bring you peace and joy, and much luck and love. And also many blessings from Above! Happy New Year!

Important questions

Come December and The Times of India would run stories featuring the best and worst of all that happened through the year in all the fields from art to the zaika (flavour) of the season. Papa, would want me to read it all so my general knowledge remained good. The TOI does not do it…