As I scroll to my next page on my Kindle trying to digest the daunting details of Dostoyevsky's short story "the dream of a ridiculous man" the wailing little girl in the story suddenly springs up memories of my own wailing as a kid on my way to my Kindergarten, Jagadamaba Shishuvihara on maid Channamma's … Continue reading Big Moments When I Was Little
At a time when a new pandemic is threatening our lives, an important question faces humankind. "What is God doing about Corona Virus?" My spiritual journey to understand God started two decades ago to comprehend God's purpose behind my daughter's death before my very own eyes. My idea of God then was that God was … Continue reading Namaste Corona
While we are told to get out and help victims of earthquakes and fires, we are now being told to stay away from victims carrying the new common enemy to Humankind, CORONA virus."Stay away from people" we are advised. "Distance yourself socially". While some people may be more susceptible to becoming seriously ill with the … Continue reading Corona, divided we stand
The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
"We do not 'come into' into this world. we come out of it; as the ocean 'waves,' the universe 'peoples'," said Alan Watts. I was "peopled" by the universe precisely 62 years ago. Today is my birthday. I was born on a Saturday, 18 January 1958, at 10:30 P.M. When I turned five, my father … Continue reading Vintage 1958.
I am afraid of praying. I am scared because I fear that God might respond in a manner that is totally against my wish. This notion eternally lurks in my mind because after the first and only time that I so devotionally and sincerely prayed I was answered with the biggest tragedy of my life. … Continue reading A prayer punished
"Is anyone here aware that Hitler sent an emissary to Tibet in search of pure Aryan blood?" I asked my fellow group members. It was a very cold afternoon in June 2016. With no Mobile services, no electricity and freezing surroundings, 17 of us sat huddled up shivering and staring at each other in a … Continue reading Race for a race, a blond Vyasa Muni?
I watched the bartender wiping the wine glass, rubbing away the tiniest of grease marks and carefully investigating it again against the light before placing it in the cabinet. I was sitting on the barstool at a luxury hotel waiting for my auditor. He was late. I heard a loud baritone voice from the other … Continue reading My spirit was my only catalyst
“What is the difference between A.C. current and D.C. current?” asked the external examiner from Mangalore University at Viva Voce exam of my Mechanical Lab 1 during my engineering degree. “What has mechanical Lab got to do with electrical current Sir? “ I cross questioned him. “Who are you to ask me I say?” he … Continue reading Role Reversal, Kismet’s way
Exactly a week from today is the World Mental Health Day(10 October). It is a day for Mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma of mental illnesses. It is rather sad that Society has always viewed mental illness as a sign of weakness. Often society and even the family members of the person … Continue reading Medication over Meditation