Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. May Ganesha, the global God, drive out the Corona Virus and make the world safer !
#LockdownTales As we all watch the re-runs of Ramayana and Mahabharata, I was reminded of the late CM of combined Andhra Pradesh and yesteryear actor Shri. N.T. Rama Rao. He acted in several movies based on these two epics and was always featured as either Sri Rama or Sri Krishna depending on which epic the … Read more N.T. Rama Rao – the original Rama and Krishna
Hanuman, Jambavan and potential 🙂 This is one of the most popular blog posts of mine. I was reminded about this yesterday as I saw the episode of Ramayana on TV about precisely this exchange between Hanuman and Jambavan. There are so many life lessons that I pick up everyday in nearly every episode. Am truly … Read more Hanuman, Jambavan and Lessons for life
In Feb this year we visited Tirunelveli to celebrate Amma’s 75th birthday and we did it as a surprise for her. The house where the entire Tiruvadi Iyengar family was born and raised is on Sannathi Street and this is the house that my great grandmother Onnama (her name was Padmasini, but she was fondly … Read more Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Getwell Anjaneyar
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
I was first born when the Earth was green, The trees were tall, And I wandered around the forest, As soon as I could walk… Gathering some fruit and hunting other animals, Then a big bear bit my head off, Ate me up and that was that. Then I was born again when the … Read more I lived and died
I was rummaging through some old stuff yesterday and came upon this essay that I had written in 1985 on God … its fascinating to meet your 16 year old self at 48. I seem to have very clear ideas on what God is and is not. Interestingly this was written when I had not … Read more God in 1985
Today is Maha Shivaratri – a very auspicious day. I am no expert on the spiritual aspects of this day, but Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has written about The Significance of Mahashivaratri. I thought of evaluating Shiva as a boss in our limited corporate world. All the Hindu mythology and the many Gods and Goddesses that … Read more Shiva as a boss …
I just read an article posted by Meenu about why some people are not colouring their Facebook profile photos in the colours of the French flag and then a whole bunch of comments. I haven’t coloured mine either and I have a different reason … I don’t forward any messages that bring good luck, I … Read more Tokenism – Another modern affliction !