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You Are An Amazing Actor – Believe It Or Not?

We just got back after a blissful but hot two weeks in India. Trips to India inspire my creativity because there is so much happening. And I don’t usually have a plan when I am there, which is the right space for creativity to strike. My ancestral home in my village is an old-style one …

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Hot Indian Summers – Then and Now

As a kid, summer holidays were the highlight of my school year – a super long break where I could play as much as possible. I remember being outside at noon with the sun beating on my head, completely disregarding my mom’s warnings about it being too hot. If I had a friend who also …

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Do we really live on the same planet?

A few years ago, Adam, my husband, had won first prize in Give Back Hackathon – for social enterprises. And as a part of it, he started Wild Tiger Tees – work with youth experiencing homelessness in the art of screen printing. We were about five or so people initially, and we would have regular …

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Will A Dog Ever Meow And Cat Ever Bark?

I send many emails at work. I have to convey information, and some things have to be done by a specific date. I do not do this because I like to write (no pun intended). The primary purpose of sending emails is so that people read them. It is a means of communication. The statistics …

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Marriages – Now and Then

Our understanding of certain long-established rituals like Weddings has evolved as society has evolved. In India – weddings are a big deal. More than the actual event, it is a place to connect and bond with others. The best part about my wedding was time spent with my family and close friends for an entire …

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A Whole New World And A New Rhythm

I woke up this Tuesday feeling disoriented – like not sure where I was. And as I continued with my meditation, exercising, that feeling persisted. And when I went to walk Aki, it hit me that I was in Columbus and had just returned from a stimulating three day weekend in New York.  If you …

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Why do we love stale stuff so much?

The lesson about mould (fungal growth) is one that we have all had first-hand experience with – right. I remember as a kid we had gone on a trip, and when we returned, we found the entire bread loaf covered in grey/blue/black things. Cheese is another such example. I am sure we have all had …

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(How To) Stop The War Within to Stop The War Outside

I am sure most of us are following the Russia-Ukraine situation. And that probably brings up a range of emotions from fear to outrage, disbelief to despair. For me, I cannot get over the fact that we have humans (like you and me) in this day and age who believe that marching tanks into the …

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Inner Peace In A World Full Of Chaos

We are all busy. People have so much going on in their lives that they have no time to stop and stare. You meet people on Monday, and the most common comment is that the weekend went by so quick. It can be personal stuff like kids, groceries, household chores, work stuff, or global like …

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How To Get Rid Of Thoughts?

As some of you know, I have a daily meditation practice – and I follow the Vipassana technique for meditation. When I tell people about meditation, one of the most commonly asked questions is, so can you stop thinking? Do thoughts go away when you meditate?  The answer to that question is NO. And the goal of …

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