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 →

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 →

Spread the joy

Be so happy, when others look at you, they become happy too! Image: Pexels What makes you happy? What keeps you happy? We do have a huge list of things that we claim that when we get them or reaching there, we will be happy. It may be a gadget, or a bigger car, better... Continue Reading →

Judge

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.  Wayne Dyer Oh! See how she’s dressed up! Are you not well or something? His hairstyle is awful. Looks like you just woke up and reached office. Can't she talk properly. I think she has gained weight. He looks like a patient. Oops!... Continue Reading →

Wind

The wind is like the golden breath of the world; when it blows, we feel that the world is alive and so are we!  Mehmet Murat ildan What a beautiful explanation for the wind! It is the breath of the world indeed. We breathe in from it and breathe out there. It is the thread that... Continue Reading →

Dust

Take a deep breath, Pick yourself up, Dust yourself off. I am getting some home improvement work done. As multiple people are working, a whole lot of dust spreading home from drilling and carpentry work.  Home is cluttered with misplaced things (as I had to vacate the cupboards) and the raw materials for the work. It is... Continue Reading →

Color

Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams. Paul Gauguin What is color? The dictionary says it as:Color (n): the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light. We won’t see what they are, just what they... Continue Reading →

Water

आपः पृणीत भेषजं वरूथं तन्वेऽ मम । ज्योक्च सूर्यं दृशे।  -   Apah Suktham, Rig Veda O Water, you are abundantly filled with Medicinal Herbs; Please protect my body…so that I can see the Sun for long (i.e. I live long). Water is life.  It takes care of every living being on earth. We have no survival chance without it. We look for water on far away planets to find the existence of the life form.... Continue Reading →

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