Received a rare anomaly in the mailbox today, a handwritten letter from a dear friend! A heart warming note weaved together in frame-worthy, artsy cursive; fragrant from a freshly inked fountain pen. Brought back fond memories of growing up in a girls’ convent school in India with a strict cursive-writing curriculum. Come hell or high […]

As an active partaker in the India Cultural scene in southern New York counties in the USA, I have been fortunate to meet young, motivated and talented teenagers, born and brought up in the USA who not only speak native Indian languages fluently, they also write, sing and compose music! One such rising star is […]

The Hindu priest who conducted the “Graha Pravesh” rituals for our new home in 2005 in New York politely refused to draw the Swastika on the threshold of my front door. The ceremony was incomplete without the ubiquitous and revered symbol in one of the oldest living traditions in India, an ancient Hindu symbol of […]

कपि कें ममता पूँछ पर सबहि कहउँ समुझाइ। तेल बोरि पट बाँधि पुनि पावक देहु लगाइ॥24॥ SunderKand, 24 Ravan, in his dire ignorance, thinks that the ideal way to decimate a monkey would be to soak its tail in oil and burn it; for a monkey’s tail is the seat of its loyalty and love. […]

It’s all about words. Words that came to us by chance. And in the virile pride of our cognitive superiority, now we breed words. The archaic Sapiens that came before us inhabited East Africa 150,000 years ago and began efforts to overrun planet earth with the mission to drive the other human species to extinction. […]

  “Suddenly, all of my ancestors are behind me. “Be still ” they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands”– Linda Hogan Witnessed “Dev Pooja“, a beautiful ritual of paying respect to the ancestors at a shrine built at the entrance of my maternal village, in a field, a […]

“ A wondrous weaver wove this cloth, with the thread of karma as the warp, memory and attachment as the weft.” – Kabir I organised my saree closet today after the trip to India for my niece’s wedding and felt like adding to this note and sharing with you again. I realized how much I […]