Author Archives: Zephyr

Beauty contests are nothing but big biz, big bucks and big agendas

Post the economic liberalisation of 1991, India had suddenly become the biggest market for FMCG and beauty products. And what better way to consolidate the market than to give, not one, but two beauty crowns to Indian girls in the same year? How else could one explain the fact that there was not a single winner after 1966 — when Reita Faria had won the Miss World title — till the ‘double bonanza’ of 1994?

Of course, prayers help reduce the effects of karma! 

Prayers never go unanswered. Only, they are not always answered instantly or in the way we want them to be.

With stars in their eyes and dreams in their hearts….

Most youngsters from the underprivileged sections of urban India dream of a career in the glamour world, as they fanatically follow the lives of their favourite stars.

Karma — logical explanation for an unequal world 

Karma is an inexorable system of justice whose wheels grind surely, even if slowly at times.

WHY IS ‘I, ME, MYSELF’ NOT A GOOD THING?

For all its gigantic proportions, ego is a rather fragile emotion, which needs a whole host of baser emotions to bolster and protect it

Why do our brains not run out of memory?

How does the brain ensure that there is sufficient space to store only the more important memories?

How important are memories to humans?

Memories are the basis of our history, culture, heritage — the very civilisation.

Let’s not take life for granted. We have only one

Why put off things for another day, which might never dawn?

The day my friend saved my sanity

As the laughter bubbled out of me, I felt the tension dropping away and my spirits magically lifting.

Freedom to choose – Integrated medicine for better health

Traditional and alternative medicine have great potential to deal with not just a pandemic, but also to control and cure many chronic diseases when integrated with conventional medicine.

In a moment of panic…enroute to Sinhagad Fort – 2

Even Chacha Choudhary would have begged for some brains from the Cybernag at that moment as she weighed the various options before her and made her mind up.

In a moment of panic…enroute to Sinhagad Fort – 1

We all have moments of panic and each one reacts in a different way. I normally have a steady head on my shoulders but that day I lost it.

May the Lights burn bright in 2021!

The tradition of lighting candles and lamps during various festivals around the world, all have behind them the figurative significance of dispelling the darkness of the mind and ushering in wisdom.