Tag Archives: Happiness


The heart appears to have its own orchestra,like the beating of drums when it is hopelessly infatuated,or the melancholy of a violin when a lover moves away Even in solitude, there’s the airy notes of a flutethe toots of a … Continue reading

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The Number Nine

Kismat was born a month early, as if she was in a hurry to accomplish all the things she had set out to do. Her mother, Sita, was just visiting the clinic for a regular checkup when the nurse told … Continue reading

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Emergency Contact

Today, at the age of 26, I have spent exactly 13 years in either country that so remarkably define my identity – India and US. My accents for either land still change at the drop of a hat, depending on … 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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The Trivial Pursuit of Happiness

The hit Pharrell track still has all of us jamming to his tune. But how many of us are truly happy? Can you name one individual who is happy at every instance of time? Surely, we all have experienced this euphoric … Continue reading

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Everything But Time

Isabella was born in a wealthy estate located in a town of residents with similarly comfortable assets. Her mother did not survive childbirth and her father became more occupied with the liabilities his assets produced than devoting himself to his … Continue reading

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The Science Behind True Happiness [with a few words of wisdom by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison]

In May 2011, I was fortunate to be in the presence of acclaimed author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who was the official speaker during my Rutgers University Commencement ceremony. Her words still manage to penetrate deep into my soul … Continue reading

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