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Havan & Heavan

Bhatt Uncle had eaten more than his share of pooris for breakfast and his wife’s anaar daana pills did little to contain his flatulence. Seema Aunty expelled her own fuel of criticisms about the choice of clothing of the others … 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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Sakshi-isms for the Soul

For the heart-broken and hopeful, despondent and delighted, here are some of my Sakshi-isms for every soul. (My vegetarian version of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” 🙂 ) Time It is no surprise when people tell you that “timing is … 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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Conversations between an Agnostic and a Saint

Agnostic:- Heaven and Hell are prime real estate For the minds fixated on the good and evil click-bait The do-gooder dreams of a golden staircase The evil-doer is threatened with torture in merciless flames Why then do some sinners prevail … Continue reading

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My Lovely Lady Lumps

It was not love at first sight. Even after many sights, no love ever materialized between Sukanya and Mahesh. When he was hospitalized for a minor surgery of his heart, Sukanya tended to his needs with affection. Still, his mended … Continue reading

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Let Go of your Wrongs and Just Write

Writing is not as methodical as science, nor does it produce universally proof-based results as math but it is integral to both. Courses on writing can help to improve the structure and strength of a prose, but the ultimate inspiration … Continue reading

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Adversity, Lived (with) Strength – ALS

His phone was flashing with a new message. A distant friend needed urgent blood donation at a nearby hospital. Arun dialed his number that instant and rushed over to aid the patient. The friend folded his hands in deep gratitude; … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand’s Contradiction as a Self-Sustaining Life Fuel

A masterful artist is one who is capable of assuming the role of every life form and sees the world beyond the narrow vision of his or her own being.  For a man to perceive the woes of being a … Continue reading

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Can You Truly Love Someone Unconditionally?

I have been baffled by this question for ages and wished to address it at some point in my life. My moment of clarity emerged when I chanced to visit another meditation class in the Brahmi Kumari center in the City. … Continue reading

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