Author: Annu Kalra

The Reality – Expectation Gap – Trap

I have never been too excited watching detective films. I didn’t even go for Detective Byomkesh Bakshi despite the fact that it is Dibaker’s film. While I’ve always been happy when my children have thrown me surprise birthday parties, they have often been disappointed by my reaction to the surprise. For someone who as per my eldest brother is very easy to please and gets easily excited, my reactions to surprises seem very lukewarm. I found the answer to this in my overall approach to life per se. While it may seem like a boring sort of thing, there...

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To believe or not to believe

I have often been asked by people – Do you believe in Astrology? Do you believe that the future can be predicted? Do you believe in Destiny? I pondered a lot on the subject. I have Astrologer friends who have given me predictions that have come uncannily true. My own tarot cards have often whispered to me about things to come. But then how do i guard myself against the possibility of becoming superstitious frightened person, unable to function without the help of soothsayers and a hundred different rings! The only safeguard i realise is understanding and attitude. When...

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Prasad Buddhi

As a foodie I have always maintained that all things to eat are prasad from the Divine, not just the so called prasad from a langar or a temple! Is it at all possible to get even a morsel to eat without Divine will? The annamaya kosh is afterall the very dear to the Gods I have been told by some Pundits. Anyways to me the refreshing water of a dhaab is as Divine as charnamrut  and the quick upma made lovingly by my Mom is as satisfying as the kada prasad from the famous Gurudwara. All food in which the love of...

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Musings

Everything that one can think of, someone somewhere has already thought of. That which one can say, someone has said before. Someone has already even disputed it! Yet, there are thoughts and words that need to be shared. Maybe someone somewhere is waiting to hear exactly this …feeling exactly this way… In gratitude  ...

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