How to overcome self-criticism

It happens, you may come across the situation like this: You have plenty of tasks in the to-do list. Many things to be completed at work and at home. Planning to take up some activities to improve your fitness and career growth. You want to have some fun and relax. Trying to handle everything and... Continue Reading →

Earth: A little speck in the Cosmos which is our home

How can we describe the wonders of this world? The precision involved in placing the different planets, stars, galaxies at a specific distance, their compositions, the movement patterns of those celestial bodies and their speed of expansion, rotation, and revolutions! We are living in a scientific era. The scientists could calculate the size, distance, speed,... Continue Reading →

The frog king and the snake

Panchatantra Series Image: Amar chitrakatha Gangadatta was the king of frogs who lived in a well. He had his subjects and his relatives were also living in the same well. He did not like some of the relatives and thought they had an eye on his throne. Those frogs used to create many problems to... Continue Reading →

Conversations

Image: pixabay A conversation is so much more than words: a conversation is eyes, smiles, and the silence between words. -Annika Thor I was reading some thoughts on how suffocated people are, with their emotions and how everyone is holding back their vulnerabilities to maintain the social image of a happy person. This made me... Continue Reading →

A peek into the past and future

Photo: Prashanth Hegde This photo is taken at Purana Qila at Delhi. It is a location that is loaded with a history of many centuries and an array of rulers. The fort has seen it all, braved and survived. It is standing neutrally and giving us the options to see and think with an open-mind.... Continue Reading →

A journey towards the encore

- Part of Little things of joy series What do you see in this picture? A bright image with beautiful mandalas overlapping each other? Observe this cheerful picture, try to focus on one mandala. Suddenly other ones start drawing your attention. It could become an overwhelming task to stare at the image for a longer... Continue Reading →

Top view

Early morning, Golden horizon and limitless soft bouncy clouds, gradually they moved away to enlighten us with a different view. There was a little time left for landing in Port Blair, just peeped out of the window. A breathtaking view! Rich green forests with the border of golden sands that laced with the white dashing... Continue Reading →

The Cobra and the Crows – Panchatantra Series

The stories with animals are enchanting and they take us back to our childhood memories. Here is a story from Panchatantra holds the tale of the crows and their enemy, the mighty Cobra. Image: Amarchitrakatha There was a big banyan tree in a forest. Two crows made that tree as their home and built a... Continue Reading →

What to write?

At times, deciding on the topic for the blog could become exhausting and overwhelming. That's what I am facing now. Image: Pixabay It feels like different topics are bombarding me to pick up and write and my mind is going blank with too many options in hand. To make this task easier, I have tried... Continue Reading →

Shopper to Seller – An experience

Part of Little things of joy When did you do something new? Any new activity triggers an excitement in us, adds much needed flavor to the daily life. There was a situation recently, where I choose to say Yes for the new experience. As I write in my blogs to explore the new avenues and... Continue Reading →

Balance for Better

Look at the picture, what does it remind you? To-do list at work or the one on the fridge door? Or the shopping list or clothes/plates piled up for a wash or papers stacked on the table that should be taken care of or the major responsibilities that you are holding on your shoulders? This... Continue Reading →

Renaissance

—Part of Reinvent series Transformation and Reinventing could come from many different angles. Each one may have their own reason for reinventing. Last time I had written about Trekking where reinventing was to add more liveliness to life and to explore self-interest in a new area. However, this time I have a story where reinventing... Continue Reading →

Panchatantra Series

Image: Multiple sources Stories are magical, they carry us to another vibrant world. They allow us to create wonderful characters and color them with our imagination. Stories are very important, especially for kids. Telling stories to kids is a nice experience that improves the bonding between kids and parents and opens up conversations. Storytelling could... Continue Reading →

What are you talking to yourself?

Image source: pngtree It's what we whisper ourselves that has the most power. How do you talk to yourself? Are you talking consciously or in an autopilot mode? Whether you call it as inner dialogues or inner critic or self-talk, do you pause and observe that talk? While working on mundane tasks and chores, it... Continue Reading →

Strive to Thrive

The strong find a way to survive...and THRIVE!Billey Cox This photo was captured by my husband on our recent visit to the Howrah natural bridge in Neill Island. Still I could feel the sea breeze, salty-humid air, tickling touch of fishes, splashing waves on my feet, small scratches by the coral rocks. With warm people,... Continue Reading →

Is there any limit to human cruelty?

Model of the Cellular Jail in Andaman In the serene island of Andaman, surrounded by beautiful beach and lovely blue ocean water, there lies an architectural marvel. A historical building with seven wings radiated from the tower in straight lines, much like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. Though it carries only three wings now,... Continue Reading →

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