Don’t search, but choose your Truth- Part 1

Don’t search, but choose your Truth- Part 1 »

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.”

–    Oscar Wilde (Irish

Are you angry when despised? –  Part 5

Are you angry when despised? – Part 5 »

Modern examples of transcending enmity

Coming back to recent history, we have Booker Washington, the leading voice of slaves

Are you angry when despised? – Part 4

Are you angry when despised? – Part 4 »

Lessons from Srimad Bhagavatam

India’s immortal classic, Srimad Bhagavatam begins with the episode of a bull that resisted the

Are you angry when despised? – Part 3 »

From ‘Grief’ to ‘Grace’ space

Once, an acquaintance spewed venom on me in a WhatsApp group. He accused me, besides questioning

Are you angry when despised? –  Part 2

Are you angry when despised? – Part 2 »

“That’s generous of you” I replied, “I mean, I can never do it.”

“Yeah, to see others empathically, we

Are you angry when despised? –  Part 1

Are you angry when despised? – Part 1 »

“We hate some people because we do not know them, and we’ll not know them because we hate them.”

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 3

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 3 »

As a young teenager I remember growing up with friends who had different loyalties – I liked the Aussie team,

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 2

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 2 »

Learn from cricket with Detachment

A sport teaches us exciting life lessons, but if you are attached to a

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 1

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 1 »

“I may be a captain on the field, but off the field, I don’t like discussing cricket.”

–    M.S. Dhoni

Redefining the phrase ‘Do Your Best’ – Part 2

Redefining the phrase ‘Do Your Best’ – Part 2 »

The joys and pains of ‘I’

The ‘I’ is a painful state of existence if we focus on what the ‘I’

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami »

Krishna took birth at midnight, the darkest hour, to fill our lives with the transcendental light of divinity. There were huge

Krishna’s birth – a lesson in Sacrifice

Krishna’s birth – a lesson in Sacrifice »

On Devaki and Vasudev’s wedding, a voice in the sky foretold that Supreme Lord Krishna would appear as their eighth child

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 5

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 5 »

Human society has made incredible strides in science and technology yet in spite of what appears an unstoppable success march, a

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 4

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 4 »

If Lokesh had the passion for a living or if some values defined him greatly, then bad habits wouldn’t have

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 3

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 3 »

One of the founding fathers of U.S.A, Benjamin Franklin, a legendary scientist, philosopher, writer – a polymath, wrote to one

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 2

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 2 »

Everything comes with a price – even what you think is free has an invisible price tag attached. The only way

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 1

The myth of Free Wi-Fi and Social Network – Part 1 »

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”             ― Charles Darwin (English

Do you blame others for your Emotional Pain? – Part 4

Do you blame others for your Emotional Pain? – Part 4 »

One day during a light-hearted conversation with Rajesh, my old saintly and joyful ashram friend, I was surprised by his

Do you blame others for your Emotional Pain? – Part 3

Do you blame others for your Emotional Pain? – Part 3 »

You know it’s the silent scream for love when instead of addressing their anguish people launch an attack on

Do you blame others for your Emotional Pain? – Part 2

Do you blame others for your Emotional Pain? – Part 2 »

Coping with Pain

If you break your leg while playing football, years later when you watch a football game,

Do you blame others for your Emotional Pain? – Part 1

Do you blame others for your Emotional Pain? – Part 1 »

“We make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity;

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 4

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 4 »

It’s more honorable to live for self

While it’s healthy to consider others’ sacrifice and kindness upon us, it’s

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 3

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 3 »

His father who had died a few weeks ago had always envisioned his son as a major league

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 2

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 2 »

Although I had lied to myself, I now felt relieved at my acceptance of the truth.  I was no messiah, instead, an ordinary

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 1

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 1 »

“Self- Sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed.”

–    Ayn Rand (Russian-American novelist

From Selfishness to Self – care – an honest man’s journey – Part – 2

From Selfishness to Self – care – an honest man’s journey – Part – 2 »

Self- care is different from being Selfish If you ignore your finances, exercise or happiness because you think you’ll then get

From Selfishness to Self – care – an honest man’s journey – Part – 1

From Selfishness to Self – care – an honest man’s journey – Part – 1 »

“When the well’s dry we know the worth of water” –    Benjamin Franklin (one of the founding fathers of U.S.A) Anup Kekatpure,

WhatsApp – handle with care! – Part – 4

WhatsApp – handle with care! – Part – 4 »

One practice I have now adopted is to pick up the phone second thing in the morning. The first and

WhatsApp – handle with care! – Part – 3

WhatsApp – handle with care! – Part – 3 »

It’s been a year now since the tragedy, and slowly she is recovering from the depression. The incident not only

WhatsApp – handle with care! – Part – 2

WhatsApp – handle with care! – Part – 2 »

Then the ladies revealed that Kripa had fallen from the first-floor balcony; the following day they said it was the

WhatsApp – handle with care! – Part – 1

WhatsApp – handle with care! – Part – 1 »

“The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.”

–    Irene C. Kassorla (American psychologist,

Humility determines your Success and Self-worth – Part 4

Humility determines your Success and Self-worth – Part 4 »

The story below highlights the need to cultivate humility even amidst success. A kind-hearted wealthy man once saw a young orphan

Humility determines your Success and Self-worth – Part 3

Humility determines your Success and Self-worth – Part 3 »

Humility is the foundation If Milo had attempted to lift a full-sized bull on the first day, what chances he’d have

Humility determines your Success and Self-worth – Part 2

Humility determines your Success and Self-worth – Part 2 »

There are other budding sportsmen who never fully realize their potential because they think it’s not worth it; the competition is

Humility determines your Success and Self-worth – Part 1

Humility determines your Success and Self-worth – Part 1 »

“Pride must die in you or nothing of heaven can live in you.” –    Andrew Murray (19th-century South African writer and Christian

From Worry to Right Action

From Worry to Right Action »

“That the birds of worry fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair,

Share your Care – Part 2

Share your Care – Part 2 »

Sruti is Sravan’s older sister by two years. I asked Mayank why his son wants his sister now. He replied matter

Share your Care – Part 1

Share your Care – Part 1 »

“You are forgiven for your happiness and success only if you generously consent to share them.” –         Albert Camus (French Philosopher and

From Humdrum to Bliss

From Humdrum to Bliss »

“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.” –         G.K. Chesterton (popular English writer, poet and philosopher of the early twentieth century)

Three levels of Practical spirituality – Part 3

Three levels of Practical spirituality – Part 3 »

Daily application at the Three levels – I, He, and God

Practically speaking this is what I did: at

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