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Mauni Amavasya~Jan30~ Day of Silence

I read something really interesting today; tomorrow, i.e. January 30th 2014, happens to be ‘Mauni Amavasya’. The Hindi word ‘mauni’ means ‘silence’, while the word ‘amavasya’ means a ‘moonless night’. So in other words, tomorrow as per Hindu mythology, is … Continue reading

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Listening without agreeing or disagreeing

Learn to listen without agreeing or disagreeing. This is meditation in conversation. ~ Nitya Shanti  These words by Nitya Shanti, which I read today morning, left me spellbound. Obviously they had an impact, and that’s why I decided to share them on … Continue reading

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Pondicherry, The French Riviera of the East

Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is known as now, is a quaint Indian town with many French hues, situated on the Bay of Bengal, the eastern seaboard of India. Easily accessible by road from major Indian cities like Chennai and … Continue reading

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Bidding adieu to Durga; a woozy warm feeling

As per legend goddess Durga comes to visit her parents just for four days and leaves on the fourth day, which is celebrated as Vijaya Dashmi all over the country. In Kolkata, to be precise wherever Durga is worshipped, she … Continue reading

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Feeling the presence of Shakti @ Durga Puja @ Kolkata

Durga Puja in Calcutta (or Kolkata as it is known now) has been captured and portrayed very romantically and beautifully in many a popular Bollywood movie, not to mention vernacular movies. In fact I would go as far as to … Continue reading

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The call of the East

   This is a great time of the year to be in India.  Most parts of the country, particularly North India, Eastern India and many parts of South and Western India are already in throes of festivities, especially those celebrating … Continue reading

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Finding joy

Aha! Now where does one find joy? I unexpectedly experienced the purity of the emotion, when I suddenly spotted the roses blooming in my small terrace garden. Oh! But how come I had missed them earlier..? That is because they … Continue reading

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