Know Your Child

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 KNOW YOUR CHILD – The Art of Raising Children Know your child is one of the many Sri Sri Ravi Shankar books that brings to light profound wisdom in simple words. The book is divided into 15 lessons with one lesson leading to the next in a lucid way. Reading this book is like reliving our… Read more »

World Water Day reflections

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In the Northern hemisphere, months of April, May and June mean summer. At the peak of summer, most lands look parched and dry. Availability of water in summer becomes a problem in different parts of the globe. Perhaps, as a warning of this oncoming problem, the world observes World Water Day on March 22nd every year…. Read more »

The Elusive Truth

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It is said that it is very difficult to capture the reality or Truth in words. Words try to create an impression or understanding about the reality but that understanding is not the experience of the actual reality. Truth is very elusive. To take an example – “Advaita Vedanta” claims that there is an all… Read more »

Happy Woman’s Day!

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According to Hindu Mythology, both Manu and Shatrupa emerged on their own from the body of Brahma . Thus, there is an Equality of Sexes. All my life, I have heard my teachers and parents teach me that “God made it a point not to create woman from the bones or the feet of Adam, or… Read more »

Significance of Shivaratri

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Since time immemorial Indians have commemorated certain days and festivals as ways and means to reunite with the Universe and remember its Divine aspect. These festivals become gateways to connect with the Divine. Shivaratri is the festival to connect with Shiva or the Shiva Tattva. Ithihasa Purusha-Historical Personages Among the Indian pantheon of divinities, few are historical and… Read more »

The Balancing Act

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How do we feel if we do not get proper sleep for a couple of days? We naturally feel drained out. Our energy and enthusiasm level goes down and we are unable to give 100% in our work throughout the day. On the other hand, when can we have really sound sleep? It is possible… Read more »

Section 377 – Man, Woman & The Other

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The Section 377 of Indian Penal Code has become the focus of debates around what constitutes permitted sexual act in human beings. The article, dating back to 1870, was introduced in India by the British colonial rulers to criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual acts. The debate is whether this archaic… Read more »

Nirbhaya – a tribute

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She is known as Nirbhaya, the fearless one. It was exactly one year ago that the world was shocked at the brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh, the 23 year old physiotherapy student who was thrown away from a moving bus to die. The brave-hearted girl gave a statement with horrific details, before she died… Read more »

Mission Mars – Mangalyan

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Hearty Congratulations to our space scientists for a perfect lift off of Mangalyan, the mission to Mars. Planet Mars is known as Mangal in Samskrt and Indian languages. Hence, the name Mangalyan for this mission, Ayana meaning “travel to”. Mars lies beyond earth from the sun at the center of the Solar System. In Indian thought, Mars… Read more »

Woman’s secret of harmony

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A woman’ s life is a music of many leaves. Each leaf is a different period in her life and only she knows how to play the notes. Adapting to changing situations and needs brings harmony . My daughter Pooja worked hard to get double Masters degree from a reputed American university and went on to… Read more »