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Soundarya Lahiri and a long lost memory …

Yesterday was Mahashivaratri and I saw pictures of the Shankaracharya temple in Kashmir being all lit up after many decades… Obviously I knew nothing about the Shankaracharya Temple of Kashmir. I only knew that Adi Sankara had spent time in Kashmir at the Sharada Peeth. Enter Wikipedia and I found out that he had visited … Read more Soundarya Lahiri and a long lost memory …

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Growing up Mom #6

On a hot dry afternoon in 1970 in Dehu Road, my dad brought two guests with him for lunch unannounced. Amma was new to cooking and I was a few months old… She struggled and managed to put up some lunch for Appa and his two colleagues. That day she decided, that never again will … Read more Growing up Mom #6

So, you think you got trouble ??

On Saturday night, we happened to record David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II on BBC Earth. One particular species that he covers in this episode, just blew our minds. The Marine Iguanas are only found in the Galapagos island. They are vegetarians and live off the moss and other sea plants that are found on the … Read more So, you think you got trouble ??

Prime candidate for “regularising”?

On Friday we were criss crossing the Delhi Cantt area and found this “jhuggi” or “tent” colony right next to one of the MES offices. It worries me that such temporary dwelling has come up inside a cantonment area, because of security reasons. The next point is, this will soon become a “regular” settlement. The … Read more Prime candidate for “regularising”?

Find a Cause, Rent an Activist :(:(

All over the world, activists pick on topical important issues and find ways to rally more people around their view. Many revolutions have been started by these activists and some of them have had outstanding results – change of regime in Egypt for instance. The revolution started on FB if I am not wrong and … Read more Find a Cause, Rent an Activist :(:(

A good looking Sardar !

We went to a meeting in Ashok Vihar in the morning. While getting back, somewhere in Rajouri Garden, I clicked this young good looking Sardar doing something that he should not !!! Cellphones are a rage and it almost seems as though, we cannot live without them ! Just 15 years back, they weren’t ubiquitous … Read more A good looking Sardar !

Osho Story #9 – Today and Tomorrow

This excerpt is from the book “Come, Come, Yet Again Come”. The opening lines in the first page are so beautiful that I want to post the picture here, more to reinforce the message to myself … Ours is not a caravan of despair ! oh, only Osho can say that and that is the … Read more Osho Story #9 – Today and Tomorrow

Growing up Mom #5

My father gave Mom a name – “Ba-Tu-Ta”, naming her after the great Chinese traveller who came to India during the reign of Mohammed Bin Tughlaq. Amma’s name though is an acronym – “Ba” is written as “Pa” in Tamil script, the alphabet for Pa and Ba being the same and the context decides the … Read more Growing up Mom #5