A collection of essays written by me to celebrate my understanding of life.

I trust you will enjoy reading them as much as I did writing !

Books & Series

68 dialogues weaving patterns from abstractions on the tapestry of Science & Spirituality. Published in infinithoughts (2008 to 2015)

Dialogues from Indian mythology as they unfolded in my mind’s eys. Written in 2004; published by GIRI in 2015

In search of that elusive balance of Yin & Yang… Published as a series in infinithoughts between 2002 & 2003

Between God & Me...

My inner journey written in verse and prose (1991 to 2011)

What is that invisible anvil that shapes us to become who we ought to be? Written in 2003-2005

Our words define what we perceive! We ought to choose them wisely…

A series of articles on holistic fitness and wellbeing published in Food & Health (2012-2016)

Karma Vs. Dharma

We were visiting Dizzy World to treat the kids during the long summer vacation. After a bout of several rides, right when the sun climbed high at noontime, my sister Lata decided to try the human maze – an amusement activity that miserably failed to amuse me. While she went ahead with several of the...

A need for religion!

Two children had lost their lives in two different accidents in school. One had been a year younger to my daughter and the other a little older. But apparently the sudden talk of two deaths in as many weeks was disturbing to my eight year old. She came home one night with fear written all...

The clown called EGO

The wife was listening with rapt attention to the tales of woe of her friend facing a host of marital problems. The clown ego too was listening with equal attention. With an innate flair for drama, the clown ego of the wife made it known to his host that she was in no way ‘inferior’...

Ma, Why should we pray?

We were seated in a restaurant waiting for our dinner to be served, when my six-year old daughter Meenakshi began to play her ‘favorites’ game. She asked everyone present what their favorite animal, place, person, fruit, flower, food and so on were. Finally she came to me and asked, “Ma! What is your favorite thing?”...

Have we become “psychologically” immunodeficient?

In the 18th century, thousands of people died by the outbreak of ‘smallpox’, a disease that respected no social class, disfiguring those few people who managed to recover from its attack. The only means of combating smallpox was a primitive form of medication called ‘variolation’ where a healthy person was intentionally infected with the ‘matter’...

Does God Exist?

“Why do you keep bringing God into everything? Don’t you know that the only reality is the field of energy? All that we need to ensure is that our thoughts are absolutely pure so that we attract the right energy. Why keep referring to a fictitious God?” – a dear friend of mine questioned me....

God’s Divine Gift – Guru

Guru Gobind dono khare kake lagu paye / balihari us guru ki jo gobind diyo dikhaye // “My Guru and my Lord both stand here before me. To whom shall I bow first? O seeker, Hail thy Guru! It is he who has made this union with the Lord possible.” This is the essence of...

Does this hat fit you?

Raghu returns home after a one-year stint in the U.S. He is received at the airport by his fiancée Sulochana. They have been engaged to-be-married, for just over a year. They have been communicating through e-mail and chat rooms during Raghu’s absence from the country. The alliance is a formal one arranged by the parents...

Let us become cultured !

“True happiness in this world is the right terrestrial aim of man and true happiness lies in the finding and maintenance of a natural harmony of spirit, mind and body” – wrote Shri Aurobindo in his book The Foundations of Indian Culture. Culture is the harmonizing of the spirit, mind and body of the peoples...

A soldier’s prayer

On a vacation to Bangalore a few weeks back, we stayed very close to the military training center. Every time I stepped out of the hotel, my eyes would fall upon the billboard that said ‘JOIN THE ARMY – NOW!’ I remember as a child, meeting a friend of my aunt in Hyderabad, who had...