THE CALLING

When the desire for longing is strong, the calling will come. In my vision before I went, it was almost real, in reality it was like a surreal dream, and now, it is a living, palpable vibration that I carry along with me. Words fall short, if one has to describe the individual experiences thatContinue reading “THE CALLING”

THAT TRIP TO KENOSHA

                                                                                    Almost three decades ago, as a newly married coy bride, it was a mandatory custom in the family tradition to make a visit to all relatives, far and near, to seek their blessings. It is amazing at how societial structures have come into being, and how these customs have shaped the kinds of livesContinue reading “THAT TRIP TO KENOSHA”

A Chance Encounter with Encampers

           It was in the midst of the pandemic last year, when I was introduced to Ratan and Prakash, the founders of Encampers, whose reference was given to me by my son. Knowing my desires to be a constant seeker of newer dimensions of life, my son suggested that I connect with them. And everContinue reading “A Chance Encounter with Encampers”

Manifest your dream

                                                       A few years back, on an official trip to Kolkata, I made it a point to catch up on my dear friend, with whom I shared a rather unique relationship. We were hostel mates and class mates in medical school, almost four decades ago,  but more than that, for some unexplained reason,  she tookContinue reading “Manifest your dream”

When life takes a U turn

Life throws challenges under the most unexpected circumstances. None can predict when life can take a U turn. But to acknowledge the fact that it can happen to anyone at any time, can only help in building our mental resilience to live life consciously and in full awareness each moment. Many decades ago, my fatherContinue reading “When life takes a U turn”

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”

No time like the present

Over the past three decades, she would give me a call when she passed through my city and I would make it a point to go meet her wherever she was staying. We would spend a few hours catching up, speaking heart to heart so that even though the meetings were infrequent, the bond remainedContinue reading “No time like the present”

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”

Of Mothers and Daughters

As a child I was quite a tomboy, always happy to be running or playing or jumping. But somehow it was the creative pursuits of my mother that inspired me to explore my own creativity. Whatever she did, she would do with great passion and an eye for perfection. As a very small child, IContinue reading “Of Mothers and Daughters”

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