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
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
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
Whenever we encounter traumatic experiences, we see our lives unravel. We realise how life can change dramatically within minutes. The Greek tragedian philosopher, Aeschylus said that from suffering alone comes wisdom and that such wisdom earned from our struggles and strife brings great depth and dignity to our lives. This journey into my past is … Continue reading My Eyeless Angel
It was around 6 in the evening on a pleasant post-monsoon evening in 2016 and I was busy trying to meaningfully occupy myself with my Smartphone sitting next to my wife in our bedroom. "Mohan I know you hate trekking with a group, but I want you to come to Kudremukh with me along with … Continue reading A Treknic