My parents wanted to pay a visit to our ancestral temple - so that the family flourishes with health and wealth. I suspect that the other two point agenda was to pray for: (1) spectacular results for my brother next year (so that he gets … Continue reading A day trip to Mathur…and some disjointed thoughts
Every time I go to Senthil Lending Library - my library of choice for more than ten years now, my friend, the librarian, enthusiastically directs me to one of Devdutt Pattanaik's books! எடுத்துக்கோ மா! ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்குமாம்! There is a waiting list for all of his books … Continue reading Reading Devdutt Pattanaik
I am now 24 years old. After one of the most uneventful birthdays in recent times (which included reminding a couple of my friends to wish me), I am thinking about all the different ideas that I have come to understand. My brother (who hasn't … Continue reading 24!
If movies were to be believed, everyone is hit by lightning love in the most unlikely of places. While running to catch the train before it pulls away, The Woman looks so lovely and fresh faced, that The Man will have no choice other than … Continue reading Romance, as we learn it
In the very recent past, I happened to read two books - Aghora, At the Left Hand of God by Robert E. Svoboda and Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India by William Darlymple. Both very different books by nature, and leaving … Continue reading Some pretentious spiritual seeking on my part
Hearing you talk, Listening to you sing, Watching you work, Oblivious. Impatiently demanding your time, Disagreeing with you, Reconciling. Eating with you, Going places, New experiences. A roaring laugh, A tear about to fall down, A range of emotions. I did not know we were … Continue reading A memory
It is a habit of the urban, sophisticated group to label themselves open-minded, forward-thinking, and various other such phrases. I assumed they were. They look the part, they possess the right vocabulary, they eschew correct opinions on all matters ranging from politics to caste system, they have graduated from … Continue reading A matter of perception