Category: Close to my Heart

Turrets of a Jain Derasar, Temple in Shikharji

Paryushan – A Festival of Ahimsa, Detachment & Forgiveness (1)

One of the holiest of festivals for Jains, Paryushan has many interesting rituals and concepts to know about.

G.R.O.W – Get.Real.Or.Wither

We learn something everyday, we grow a little everyday!

Windows of Wondrous Views

Windows are the inventions that make us see through the walls…such marvelous sights it brings to us everyday…have we ever stopped to look?

The Beauty of Timeless Dreams

Our dreams once upon a time kindled our spirit. The very thought of making them come true made our eyes sparkle. Weren’t those days lovely? Wouldn’t you like to live them again? Why do the dreams of our childhood days get sidetracked as we age? Is there a way to live them again? Listen to your heart.

I want to hold a pencil too…

I wish I had a magic wand to paint a brighter picture. While I enjoy the privilege of good education and a decent job, there are millions in my country who face adverse situations…

More sunlight, more candor…

A sneeze is enough to set most of us worrying about our physical health. Visits to the doctor is a mandate for every small physical ailment, which possibly can be healed even with home remedies. But, […]

P for Papa! 

From the shoulders of our dads we watch the world as a toddler. In our oysters, papa’s paint a happy picture. As time goes by, we begin to sail an independent life with him as our guiding light. In this post I look back at some of the special memories that my dad and me have shared together.

From The Dawn Of Childhood To The Dusk Of Survival

A crib to lie peacefully in when we were born, a hand to hold when we would fall, fancy dresses and celebrations on our birthdays are some wonderful moments we fondly often remember. The joyous trip […]

Why do we all exist?

They say ‘People around you influence You.’ What is Individuality then? Is not every individual born with a sense of specific reason to exist? The purpose is sometimes revealed with deeper meditation or by a simple […]

That Ball of Fur

I once had a pet for a few months. In this blog, I talk about our experiences with the pet.