Author Archives: Zephyr

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.

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.

‘I badly need a change!’ Do I? Really?

People often find themselves inadequate in coping with both change and the lack of it, depending upon their temperament and attitude towards life.

The best mantra for old age – be independent, be happy!

Elders need to develop and sustain some hobby or activity even while younger to keep them occupied physically, mentally and spiritually as they age. In the absence of any such activity, they usually begin to look to their children and grandchildren for emotional sustenance, making them the sole focus of their attention.

The old woman who never learnt how to make paper boats

Listening to me lament about my lack of craft skills one day, while admiring one of her projects, she simply said,
“But you write so well, Pati!”

How Pitru Pujan is different from ancestor worship

It is believed that all ancestors descend to the earth from Pitru Loka during the Pitru Paksha fortnight, to accept the offerings made to them by their descendants.