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My Ceremonial Textiles

In India we have so many life ceremonies! Every Hindu goes through or is supposed to go through 16 important ones and dozens of lesser ones. So one attends one’s … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

What lies within? Copper Manuscript

Found in Odisha, it is said to be a Buddhist Mahayana mansucript in Pali script hand-handhammered into copper plates. Imagine the trouble that went into creating this …. Similar examples … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tales the Phra Malai Thai Manuscripts tell!

It will be years before I will be able to understand all the stories contained in the few Phra Malai manuscripts that I’ve seen! Some are stories from the life … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wednesday Wisdom!

Every now and then words of wisdom (usually from others) try to enlighten me …

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lives lived differently 

Goa. 2016. And people still fish for their dinner. As these men and I are now neighbours, it is time I adopt some of their ways. 1. Eat what you … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Perspective makes all the Difference

Looking at things from the OTHER side makes alllll the difference!!

November 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Understanding the Y – Women not allowed in Sabarimala Temple

It is easy to rake up activism simply for the sake of it. After all we have all been raised on inspirational sayings  like “be the change you want to … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Finding Purpose

Let us pray to the Gods of Probability that the opportunities that come our way, come at the right timing in our lives, and that we have the wisdom to … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpose of Life

“For the mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. Without a concrete idea of what he is living for, man … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Day or rather Quote of My Life!

“Yeh world hai na world, is mein do tarah ke log hote hai … ek joh saari zindagi ek hi kaam karte rehte hai … aur doosre joh ek hi … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beauty will ….

“Is it true, Prince, that you once said ‘beauty’ would save the world?” he cried loudly to them all, “the prince insists that beauty will save the world!” –-from THE … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goan Fisherman’s tale – traditional wisdom, traditional fishing

While one half of the world chases efficiency and big money, Goa continues to chase the perfect life. Afternoon siestas are still not traded for earnings. I have been turned … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 8 Comments


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