Author Archives: Zephyr
How being in satsang can change a person for the better
The simplest and most easily accessible form of satsang is listening to religious and spiritual discourses.
Lessons life has taught me in the past few years
My introspection made me face my strengths and weaknesses, some pleasant, some never examined and some others not so pleasant.
English or Mother language? What should be the medium of education?
Studies have proved that children who have little or no exposure to English can understand basic concepts better in their own mother tongue.
Soul-Minimalism is the way to go for spiritual growth
Soul-Minimalism is a wonderful spiritual exercise, which does not involve any lifestyle changes and yet, can change one’s life for the better!
Vaikuntha Ekadashi/Mokshada Ekadashi-The most auspicious Ekadashi of them all
Though many vrats and festivals fall during Dhanurmasa, the crown jewels are Vaikuntha Ekadashi and Arudra Darisanam, the former dedicated to Mahavishnu and the latter to Shiva.
Dhanurmas — a time to seek divine grace and physical wellbeing
The pre-dawn hours of this month especially are not only very sacred, but also beneficial to our health.
Earthen Diya memories
Even as times change, there are some things that remain constant, such as the enchantment of the diya burning bright on Diwali, discovers my guest blogger Arti.
Is it safer to be one of the herd than listen to the heart?
We are seemingly living in the times of Winston Smith and Jerry, all caught up in a ‘Chocolate War’ of our own.
Validation — art of offering support without the need to endorse
It is not just individuals who seek validation, but sometimes an entire community, people, and even nations need validation of their collective experience.
Why I don’t trust lab studies and ‘research findings’
When Maggi noodles had come back into the market in 2018 after the lifting of the SC ban, there was a spate of articles and several ‘research papers’, some by premier social sciences institutions trying to prove that it was not only highly nutritious, but also erased the caste divide!
Stop stamping mental emojis on people and things at first sight!
It is possible to keep our minds neutral about things/people and accept them as they are if only our ego weren’t to butt in with its own biases.
If happiness comes from within, how can you ‘find’ it outside?
Happiness, like joy, also can be ephemeral unless it comes from within.
International Women’s Day — Empowering or entertaining?
Our great-grandmothers and grandmothers could control the entire family, hold the purse-strings and keep the menfolk in their places without demanding an international ‘Day’ to celebrate their womanhood and empowerment, without stepping out of the house or getting a modern education.