The healing power of Trust

Anyone who has known betrayal knows the long period of helpless hurting that follows. Whether the betrayal is of a spouse/lover who cheated on you, a friend who bad mouthed you instead of confronting you with his/her opinion, the Boss who did not stand up to the review board for your promotion after giving reassurances for months and making you slog, the sibling who mysteriously got aged parents...

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The Importance of being Earnest

Earnestness and sincerity have often gotten my attention even more than talent has. I have found myself to have more patience with people when their attitude is right even if on the aptitude front they may not make the cut. What I thought was probably a desirable psychological aspect, I realize more and more is a deeply spiritual event. Earnestness is a visible sign of real understanding. When a...

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Que Sera Sera- Whatever will be will be

Ten days back when my Ma was getting discharged from the hospital, the nurse was emptying the drawers in the table next to her bed, putting all the medicines she would need over the next few days in a bag and disposing off unnecessary stuff, empty bottles etc. There was this brand new lone syringe and needle which I instinctively reached out for and said I’ll take that. I couldn’t think of why I...

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The big O

Few years back I remember thinking – what if an earthquake is the Earth having an orgasm? After today’s earthquake the same thought visited me again. I wondered if I should dare to share it. I mean here I share my thoughts on such poignant subjects, issues which are close to our hearts. But then, wait, what is so off about this? I know the earthquakes have affected the lives of millions of...

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Thanking the Mother Support System

Of all the roles and relationships I have had, motherhood has been the most gratifying, the one that has made me feel most complete. I was born to be a mother. Even as a little girl I would look after little babies wherever we went. My Ma used to say that people get a muft ki aaya(nanny for free) in me! While no one can dispute the role of a mother, there is also merit in the popular saying that...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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