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

Life Review – Our Moon Has Blood Clots

This is the only book that has made me cry within the first five pages. “I remembered our kitchen garden back home in Srinagar, and all the tomatoes I had wasted, plucking them before they could ripen and hitting them for sixes with my willow bat. And now in my hands somebody had thrust half … Read more

The three wise monkeys of Gandhiji – dead

Growing up, my dad had this clay figurine of a set of three monkeys which later I realised symbolised Gandhiji’s teaching of – “don’t see evil, don’t speak evil, don’t hear evil”. Unfortunately, like with many of his teachings we neither updated them for the new world nor used those that are still relevant except … Read more