A Slice of My Past!

I got my house redone and painted in the month of March and most of the redundant things have been gotten rid of. But then, there are things which have nothing more than sentimental value and we tend to keep them for the simple reason that we cannot think of parting with them or throwing…

And there’s nothing to write again.

I am truly in awe of the people who can write regularly or challenge themselves to write every day and succeed. It takes a lot of creativity, imagination and dedication to come up with a write-up worth sharing on a regular basis. My last post on the blog was almost a fortnight ago and that…

The Third Goat!

Recently I read a story on WhatsApp which gives the message of enjoying life with what we have. The story goes something like this,Once two school going friends rounded up three goats from the neighborhood and painted the numbers 1, 2 and 4 on their sides. They then let the goats loose inside their school…

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…

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…

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…

Cul-de-sac!

Death seems to have taken fancy of me. It is a sort of constant companion these days. A colleague lost her husband, the next day I lost my father and as we were arranging for the funeral my mother in law took ill and I had to return the very next day to make arrangements…

Defiance

Today I found this solitary flower in the morning. It looked cheerful growing there enjoying its own company, oblivious to the cacophony of morning rush. And then I wondered if it was standing it’s ground, choosing to keep its world wonderful for itself?I realise that defiance is futile when the fight is with our own…

Mind Matters!

What do you see in the accompanying picture, a young lady or a babushka? No, don’t get me wrong; I am not here to run some test on psychology neither to give a philosophical point of view. I suck at both of them equally. And I am not a great fan of these words because…

Long Live the King!

Life is all about experiences and I am having aplenty, they keep coming like the blocks in a computer game. Have you seen professional gamers? They have played those games so many times that it all becomes mechanical and neither a catch makes them happy nor a drop makes them sad. It becomes so technical…