Dhyan, Zen and the current craze of Meditation

American management gurus have suddenly discovered Meditation and Mindfulness and like it is with everything else, they pontificate and propound eloquently about these two without knowing much about them. Not all, mind you, but there are some famous ones who are suddenly grasping at mindfulness and meditation to stay relevant. I have a problem, with … Read more Dhyan, Zen and the current craze of Meditation

A Dose of Reality – Why I love Amazon

Yesterday I ordered a book on Amazon.com. I am a customer of the US Amazon store since 2006 and while I bought the Kindle when it was launched for India in Oct 2009, Krishnan and I moved to the Kindle app on the iPad for our reading fix. We haven’t bought more than 10 books … Read more A Dose of Reality – Why I love Amazon

“மெர்சல்” Mersal, “மிரட்டல்” Mirattal, “முட்டாள்” Muttaal

For the past ten days, TamilNadu has been in the news, for what is happening or not happening to “Mersal”, the movie. Mersal means anger, fear.. basically disillusionment. So Mersal was being displayed by all the parties involved – Joseph Vijay the actor, his dad, the director Atlee, all other actors especially the ones who … Read more “மெர்சல்” Mersal, “மிரட்டல்” Mirattal, “முட்டாள்” Muttaal

A Dose of Reality – In search of the miraculous

A couple of days back, while channel surfing just to pick the headlines, I saw this interview with the self-proclaimed God-woman Radhe Maa on the India Today channel. She was bizarre, spoke nonsense and I couldn’t bring myself to watch the interview beyond a few minutes… I am still wondering how Sahil Joshi, the interviewer … Read more A Dose of Reality – In search of the miraculous

Our Annivesary 

This year we decided to spend our anniversary in Delhi and not travel as we usually do. We booked ourselves into a room at the Lutyens Bungalow, at 39, Prithviraj Road. The Lutyens Bungalow was built in 1937 and the Nath’s have been renting out rooms for the past 50 years. Within walking distance from … Read more Our Annivesary 

Loot, Shoot and Scoot – Siddu style !

Superstar Siddu is back in the news and how … Bangalore has had unprecedented rains, just like the unprecedented run of bad governance and our dear Superstar Siddu says in a press conference – “do you have any suggestions?”. Well, the journalist didn’t have any suggestions but I have several, starting with – “get lost”. … Read more Loot, Shoot and Scoot – Siddu style !

Charisma is a skill, not a gift!

It’s the title that attracted my attention! Isn’t it a fact that we have all believed that charisma is a gift, and not the other way around. The moment we think of charismatic leaders and people, we get many names and images – Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Jawaharlal Nehru, Modi, Obama, Nelson Mandela, Jack Welch, Jeff … Read more Charisma is a skill, not a gift!