Category Archives: spirituality

One year down, saath janam to go! – Cheenus’ 1st Anniversary

My husband and I are poles apart. His dressing sense is impeccable, with his accessories perfectly matching his wardrobe. I barely manage to comb my hair every day and expect it to take the tangled avatar of a cannabis loving … Continue reading

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Goodness Grief

            There’s a scene from FRIENDS that particularly touches a chord. Phoebe is convinced that a lost cat has taken on the spirit of her deceased mother. As silly as the premise is, Phoebe is … Continue reading

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Dignity in Death

There is dignity in death, in a mother’s sacrifices or a countryman’s valor It is an end that binds us all, for even in our very last breath, It is only nature we honor But death is rarely presented such … Continue reading

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My Jump Rope

It has not been an easy two months. There are tremendous responsibilities my brother and I have had to adopt in the absence of my father. It, sort of, comes as part of the contract of growing up.  Providing the … Continue reading

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Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional

Gautama Buddha is no stranger to us. His famed words of enlightenment are thrown around social networks with varying hashtags and spelling mistakes. In fact, the very title of this post is a prime Buddha quote and also a prime … Continue reading

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Good-Bye Best Friend, Heaven is Where We’ll Meet Again

Those who survive are not the only ones to be celebrated. All who fought bravely are winners. My dad, a highly qualified engineer, was meticulous with his notes and made To-Do lists every morning. In his little blue notebook, I … Continue reading

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