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Adventure of the lost suitcase (based on a true story)

                               I looked at myself with great pride as I saw a glimpse of myself on the reflection of the showcase in which I stood. I was in a swanky store in the heart of London along with my fellow mates who were all products of the same batch. However, I knew that I stoodContinue reading “Adventure of the lost suitcase (based on a true story)”

The Gaya Nalanda trip

July 2019, exactly a year after Deuta passed away; we decided to visit Gaya for his pind daan rituals. Deuta always had a wish to perform his father’s pind daan at Gaya. Eventually it didn’t shape up for him. Naturally when the time came we also decided on the same place. The Vishnupad temple byContinue reading “The Gaya Nalanda trip”

Revisiting Kashi

             Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together- Mark Twain My revisit to Kashi or Varanasi as it is known today, happened precisely ten years ago in the year 2010, when I was invited as a Guest Speaker inContinue reading “Revisiting Kashi”

A Visit to Daman, and a little known place called Dahanu

             It was the beginning of 2018 and my quest for exploring life was just unravelling it’s magic. Every new day was a novel page in a new chapter of my life. January 2018 unfolded with a two-week official tour to Mumbai. The purpose of this trip was to give us an exposure and understanding,Continue reading “A Visit to Daman, and a little known place called Dahanu”

A humble tribute to Mrs. Joan Manuel

Five years ago, I made a decisive journey, which became a turning point not just in my professional life as a doctor, but also in my personal growth when I began looking at life from a totally different perspective altogether. It was the beginning of a phenomenal unraveling of a myriad of life-changing experiences. IContinue reading “A humble tribute to Mrs. Joan Manuel”

“I will never be enough” – Lockdown Truths

The biggest truth which dawned during the lockdown time while living with an entire family of six grown up adults – 24×7 within four walls of our home – was that a “ happy family” is nothing but a fool’s paradise. Three generations of relationships with different ebb and flow of lifestyle and work wasContinue reading ““I will never be enough” – Lockdown Truths”

HUMANITY AND COVID19

Wuhan or Covid whatever you areFor all Humans you are definitely an eye-openerYou invaded them as no other pandemic hasSoftly, gradually, invisibly yet brash.A tiny soul like you has forced upon the meaning of existenceTo Humanity, who were so confident of their sustenanceYour guardian and nurturer refuse to own youCoz you don’t follow any commandmentsContinue reading “HUMANITY AND COVID19”

An Ode to Papa…. Sri. J. C. Mahanta

It was thirty-five years ago when I first heard about my to be father-in-law, an alumni of the prestigious IIT Kharagpur in those days. Back in the eighties, things were quite different, and the prospect of marriage into a family steeped in traditions, where Papa was revered as the patriarchal head, did create some amountContinue reading “An Ode to Papa…. Sri. J. C. Mahanta”

I Left a Piece of Myself in Yogyakarta

On this day, exactly a year ago, I was living one of the most magical days of my life. Wrapping up a short but thoroughly enjoyable and memorable trip to Bali, my friend Anju and I had decided to take a detour to Yogyakarta in Central Java. Taking a morning flight to Yogyakarta, the firstContinue reading “I Left a Piece of Myself in Yogyakarta”

Of Mothers and Daughters – Part 2

When my daughter was younger and we lived in a small industrial town where almost all the adults worked in the same company and all the children went to the same school, a weekly feature was a film show at the club every Thursday. Not being a film buff myself and also because going forContinue reading “Of Mothers and Daughters – Part 2”