A prayer punished

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

Race for a race, a blond Vyasa Muni?

"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?

Medication over Meditation

It is rather sad that Society has always viewed mental illness as a sign of weakness. Often even the family members of the person with depression do not understand the condition. This Stigma is by itself an epidemic that needs to be eradicated much like polio or small pox before depression is accepted as a … Continue reading Medication over Meditation

A Snake that Ratted out on me.

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.

Coffee to Coffin…a sad case of untreated major depression?

"How are you coping, Mohan? If anyone else was in your situation, he or she would have committed suicide," a contrived business associate 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 … Continue reading Coffee to Coffin…a sad case of untreated major depression?