Uphill task

To go or not goCan I do it or notDo I have time or notPending tasks are hauntingDuties are bounding.Want to go thereBut not able to startSo many reasons to goMany more reasons to not to go...How long can I stand here?Legs are in painFeel everything is a vainNot able to decideBackward or forward? ---Anitha... Continue Reading →

What is your Golden Window?

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. Leonardo da Vinci I came across a small story about a house with a golden window. Quite an interesting story and thought many of us could relate it with different things in our life. A little girl was living in a country house. She was quite... Continue Reading →

The wheel of life, for a plant

Gardening is a meditative experience for me that blocks my mind from external disturbances. It is a way of self-care to rejuvenate us, while the body gets some exercise, the mind becomes calmer without outer distractions. Sharing an example of the plant life cycle I witnessed in the past few months. It is an enriching... Continue Reading →

A walk through

24th March 2020, A New Beginning “The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!”— Jen Selinsky In the days of uncertainty, one thing is certain that we need to brave the 21 days of lock-down! We could be happy, sad, scared, anxious, or panic. No options to choose, we... Continue Reading →

Self-gardening?

When we have constraints to go out, we could do many things that are pending and we keep postponing as it is not urgent. That's how it happened to my little balcony garden. Though I was watering to keep them alive and appreciate the fruits and flowers, I could not spend more time to make... Continue Reading →

Be you!

Happy international women's day! It' a women's day and an opportunity to look at the achievements, challenges, contribution, problems & issues and many more things related to women. There are many women out there who are doing great in their professional or personal areas, many aspiring women to reach their goals, many more who are... Continue Reading →

Self-contained

Old is gold! I found this gem of a poem from the 19th century in my daughter's English textbook. Its content is much needed today when we are lost in man-made complexities of life. Sometimes, people with bad behavior are compared with wild animals. Whenever I come across such a comparison, I think it is... Continue Reading →

Take a break!

It is okay to take a break! Just don't quit! It is easier said than done. Many times we feel like taking a break from what we are doing. When your body and mind are getting overloaded, you need to pause, think, and decide. It is important to take care of yourself and ensure you... Continue Reading →

Social validation

Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within. - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War Social validation is more connected to the influence of other people that lead us to conform... Continue Reading →

World Environment day

Today is the world environment day, it is a united nation's day to encourage worldwide awareness and actions to protect our environment. The theme for this year is air pollution. However, I would like to discuss water as that also needs our attention and action. I was talking to my friend, about the mountaineering training... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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