Archive for 2014

Jul 31

Patterns of the Mind

Have you ever noticed how things keep changing and still manage to remain the same? You may be in a situation that you don’t like. And somehow you manage to escape it. You breathe a huge sigh of relief because thankfully, now you don’t need to deal with that set of people or circumstances any […]

Jul 24

Chirag Chirag!

Meet Chirag Aggarwal. B.A. in English. When he actually managed to get that degree, whatever little faith I had in the Indian Education system kind of evaporated. He had trouble spelling trouble. His grammar was atrocious, but he was blissfully ignorant of that, because of course he didn’t know what atrocious was. He was really […]

Jun 30

Meeting Him at Bombay Airport

The first time Gurudev came to Bombay more than two decades ago; Sangeeta and I went to receive Him from the airport. We got caught in a bit of traffic, and He was already out, waiting for us. He waved and smiled when He saw us and said why did the two of you have to […]

Jun 11

Aghori

Aghori… That word has such a connotation. Brings up images of graveyards, naked people bodies smeared with ash, black magic, atrocious sex, voodoo … Aghori actually means the absolute opposite of all this. Ghor means frightening, terrifying – Aghor means beautiful, pleasant, delightful. Aghori is one who takes life as a wonder filled, beautiful journey. […]

May 31

Confused about what to do after Engineering?

I got this mail today. I am completing my Engineering degree. I have 3 options. 1. I prepare for GATE and get into some IIT for an M.Tech and later a Ph.D 2. I have got admission in the good governance program of Sri Sri University. Should I pursue that? 3. Prepare for CAT and try […]

May 31

Games I have Enjoyed

I throughly enjoy city building games, word games and role playing games. I don’t like games that require twitch responses and first person shooters. Ok, now that I have said that, you know what my biases are. And you know if you want to continue reading 🙂 The nintendo hand helds were the first few […]

Apr 30

Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

We had gone to Bidisha’s house for lunch when we were in Calcutta. We had this salad there and it was so utterly scrumptious that we invited ourselves for lunch again the next day, just to have it again! 🙂 A nice big watermelon, cut into medium bite sized chunks Half a ripe and sweet […]

Apr 10

Spiritual People in Politics?!

Spirituality is anything that enhances the spirit! Hence spirituality encompasses the sciences, commerce and arts, technology and development, health, law, culture, sports, entertainment… infact everything, including politics. Just as there is politics in spirituality, why can’t there be spirituality in politics? Politics is about taking care of the welfare and the wellbeing of people. Spirituality […]

Mar 28

Funny Maths!

Have been reading a book called The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets. Turns out that many of the writers of Simpsons were mathematicians and they managed to sneak enough maths into the sitcom to fill up a university degree course! They have been secretly educating (or trying very hard to) TV audiences for years thru […]

Mar 25

Movies in March

Saw Queen. Went to see it thinking it was an English movie *blush*. Half way to the theatre realized it was a hindi one. Almost turned back, but all tickets had been booked and other friends were also on the way to see it, so went ahead. Turned out to be a really very nice […]

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