Lord Shiva – The strange God from time immemorial

Even the puranas, that portray him with human attributes, are silent about his birth. Being Shankara – who has your welfare in his mind, he is close to our heart, yet he remains the most mysterious one riddled with contradictions. He makes the profane sacred so he lives in burial grounds. Is it an attempt …

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The Monk who is yet to get his Ferrari

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’ In addition to sharing bits and pieces of information about my life on many of the posts here, I have written specific posts covering my personal life. All these have been categorised under 'memoirs' .  May be this is …

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10 Couplets of Kabir to lighten your day

It is not for nothing that Kabir’s sayings are known as ulat vani. Whatever he says it seems contrary to our common knowledge or perception. This was not only true for his spiritual sayings, but also for his couplets giving worldly wisdom. Take this first stanza of my compilation. Our usual tendency is to  keep …

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A Brief Note on Stephen Hawking

Here is a brief introduction to Stephen Hawking from his official website:  "Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. Now the Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research at the Department of …

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Lessons from the Movie – The Bridge on the River Kwai

It was only accidentally that I got to watch the movie. In a friend's  house once I came across dozens of movie CDs gathering dust. I asked him whether I could borrow those and see if those contain anything worth watching. On a listless Sunday when I had nothing else to do, I started checking …

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