Day after tomorrow is Vinayaka Chaturthi a day when we worship with Gratitude the God that destroys obstacles,Lord Ganesha. He is always portrayed with a snake wrapped around His big belly riding on a rodent. It is rather intriguing that both these favourite creatures of Lord Ganesha visited my house during a span of a few … Continue reading A Snake that Ratted out on me.
"How are you coping, Mohan? If I were in your situation, I would have committed suicide," a fair-weathered business friend told me when I was facing a double whammy in my professional life: an arrest warrant from a Mumbai lower court for three bounced cheques that my company had issued to a tyrannical creditor and … Continue reading Coffee to Coffin…a sad case of untreated major depression?
As soon as I had landed at Bangalore airport, I called my wife, Mamatha. I'd been travelling for a week on business. I wanted to let her know that I was leaving for Mysore right away from the airport and would be seeing her in a few hours. Instead, she shocked me. "Hello, Mamatha," I … Continue reading Life is but a Weaving
"Aah, Aah, "Mamatha, my wife screamed in agony, and I winced in pain as I tried to struggle out of the 600-pound snowmobile that had toppled over and landed on our lower limbs. We were on a trail in Jackson, Wyoming, this January where an unfortunate mishap while I was driving had us stuck beneath … Continue reading Fractured Feelings.
There is a lovely song by the German band Enigma called "Return to Innocence." The music video shows an older adult growing younger and younger until he has transformed back into a foetus again. As he becomes young, the older adult undoes and unlearns everything from his life and returns to a state of innocence. … Continue reading Meditation: A Return To Innocence
I learnt a big lesson about the importance of sleep and the role that mattresses and pillows play in ensuring sound sleep when I experienced Sleep Paralysis, a sleep disorder in which the body is temporarily immobilized at the moment of waking or the moment of falling asleep. While it may be a minor, common … Continue reading Pillow Horrors
It took 35 years and close to a hundred safaris before I saw a tiger in the wild.
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 like a kid on my way to my Kindergarten, Jagadamaba Shishuvihara on maid Channamma's … Continue reading Big Moments When I Was Little
Certain experiences and sights stay with a person all his life and one such moment that about tops my list is my experience of seeing Mount Everest. Ever since I studied a lesson on Mount Everest in my high school second year, my little heart craved for a glimpse of the highest point in the … Continue reading My Rendezvous With Everest.
This journey of mine in the labyrinth of Land Mafia of Bangalore and a death threat that ultimately made me introspect deeply and transformed me is sure to kindle quite a few minds. I have changed the names of people and places but the events are exactly as they happened…….. "Do you know what happens … Continue reading An Agnostic In A Foxhole