Easter is coming and the life and martyrdom of Jesus Christ is on the minds of the faithful across the world. First there is the forty days of Lent when people pray, fast and seek forgiveness for their sins. Then comes the Passion Week; of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday; when… Read More »


We all have money on our minds as we stand in queues at the closed doors of banks. The newspapers and television channels are full of stories about the huge amounts of hoarded cash being found that run into lakhs of crores. Most of us cannot even imagine how much space a lakh crore of… Read More »


Once upon a time, our days began at the milk booth waiting for a glass bottle of watery milk. Then we would be at the ration shop standing in line hoping to get a few kilos of sugar or dal. Now we wait at the closed doors of banks trying to get our own money.… Read More »

Pongal festival 2016

About the Pongal Festival: As a majority of Indians depend on agriculture for their livelihood, many of our festivals are related to agricultural activities like sowing and harvesting. So harvest festivals are celebrated in various forms all across the country. Pongal is an important harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, celebrated to mark the end of… Read More »

Our Very Own Rebel Poets

Bhakti means to worship and every believer in any religion understands the qualities of devotion. What is unusual about the Bhakti movement in India is that it was a surprisingly rebellious one that was led by ordinary people and that constantly questioned our traditional rituals and beliefs. When we think of Bhakti we recall the… Read More »

A Heart Open To All

He called that time of day ‘amrit vela’ – those moments at dawn when the air is as mellow as nectar. Guru Nanak wanted us to pray and sing in the praise of God during this time. And one of the most beautiful experiences in our land is to wake up to the sound of… Read More »


If you ask anyone to define Yoga you will get many answers and many of them will be intrinsically correct. Some will say that Yoga is a system of physical exercises. It can also be a form of meditation and spiritual awakening. Many think it is all those complex asanas where the body is contorted… Read More »


We all know that exercise is good for health and in our daily lives most of us do not get enough of it. We take cars everywhere, we dislike walking and take the elevator instead of stairs, we do little house work and even a stroll in the park is a rare occurrence. The decision… Read More »

Going on a Pilgrimage

It may be hard to believe but even in ancient times human beings faced stress. We talk of work stress, health stress and even long queues and traffic jams causing stress. Now think of people living in, say the first millennium, and what they faced – there were invaders and wars, poverty, famines and epidemics… Read More »

A Pilgrimage To Wisdom

No one is born wise. You gain wisdom through seeking self knowledge like all our great teachers have done. Gautama Buddha would ask two very simple questions, “Why do we feel sorrow?” and “What is the cause of sorrow and how can it be ended?” and it would take him years to find an answer.… Read More »