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Kashi nu Maran – The Flood of Ganga – 2016

According to a famous saying in Gujarati – my mother tongue –  one can attain Nirvana (bliss) through two simple ways: “Surat nu Jaman ke Kashi nu Maran” i.e. (By … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya – Immortal Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

asato ma sat gamaya tamaso ma jyotir gamaya mrityorma amritam gamaya In the moment of untruth let me see the truth In the moment of  darkness let me see light, … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Burning Ghats – May the Soul Rest in Peace

Death – a subject no one likes to talk about even though it is the only certainty and MUST be dealt with. So I will not talk about it here. … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magnificent Mummies – 1

“There’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done” (The Lion King) A visit to the museum opens up a whole new … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

And one more reaches the finishing line

A friend died yesterday. Known him for 30 years from the first week at St.Xavier’s college. Everyone was too busy in those days so we hung out together but I … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Dog’s Sixth Sense – a spooky experience

My Grandma told me folk tales that aroused my curiosity. Tales that were so mystical and interesting that they opened up a whole world of the un-understood realm – enticing … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

A chance encounter with a Shaman Priest during a sacrifice ritual

Rural Arunachal Pradesh, Dec 2011 This was an encounter that took me by surprise and swept me off my feet! When I think back, it is difficult to imagine the … Continue reading

January 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

Tears in Kohima

My friend who had fought several wars as part of the infantry brought me to look at this landmark site. It probably held some significance to him, but I had … Continue reading

December 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

Lives of Others – Only 4 at a Funeral

This morning, as I went to pay some bills, I sat in a rickshaw watching the world outside. At a crowded road in santacruz, I noticed a hearse that barely … Continue reading

August 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lives of Others – The Love Letter

This story has nothing to do with culture or art. Nor is it a pretty story. But it has left a soul coin and enriched my life with empathy for … Continue reading

July 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pashupatinath – celebration & sorrow

Dusk at the Bagmati river behind Pashupatinath temple. Pre-monsoon clouds. Steep steps going up from the river on the opposite side of the river to worship platforms. Lower cremation platforms … Continue reading

June 30, 2010 · 2 Comments

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