Surya Pahar- an enigma

It was a calling from the mother of a patient of ours. We had lost this young, beautiful girl to breast cancer about 2 years ago,but our connections with the family were intact, as happens with many of our patients. This mother, was no ordinary woman. She had survived several storms in her life, andContinue reading “Surya Pahar- an enigma”

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”

GRATITUDE 2020- The Year that was….

                                                    As the curtains draw on yet another year, I look back and contemplate on what it offered me and how this year helped me evolve as an individual. In the larger canvas of life, this year will surely be remembered for many more reasons and would be etched in history for generations to come.Continue reading “GRATITUDE 2020- The Year that was….”

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”

4:00 AM Mahalaya

                                                                                                                                         My September calender in 2019 was quite packed on the work front. A series of academic events, seminars and conferences were lined up. Apart from this, there were some of my cancer patients, who needed extra care and attention. I had just returned from Mumbai a week ago, after attending the Women’s Cancer ConclaveContinue reading “4:00 AM Mahalaya”

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”

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”

There’s always a new dimension to explore – blogging

It all started with a bunch of old school friends regrouping after about 35 years! I believe the fifties are a magical time for most women. With children having mostly flown the nest and other material goals largely met, it is the time for a new beginning, a time for rediscovering oneself, a time forContinue reading “There’s always a new dimension to explore – blogging”

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