The Emigrant’s Anthem

The Emigrant’s Anthem

* I   Pursuing dreams, First steps Beckoning opportunities, Across oceans Proud sacrifices, Glistening eyes   * II   Anxious freedom, Fertile memories Loyal sentiments, Burning...

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Zadie Smith Feels Free in Atlanta

Zadie Smith Feels Free in Atlanta

*   Last night, I went to a Zadie Smith book signing event at the SCADshow theater. This event was part of Zadie's book tour promoting her new essay collection, Feel Free. She was interviewed...

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Food According to Hinduism

Food According to Hinduism

Food according to Hinduism: Food is medicine. The Gita has verses that describe the three types of people based on the foods they consume: Satvik, Rajasic and Tamasic. Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 17 -...

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How to Meditate

How to Meditate

*   1. Create a sacred bubble in your house. It can be a small mat or rug on which you can sit comfortably. Pick a favorite thing to give you company. It can be a pillow, a trinket or even a...

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The Yoga of Karma, Bhakti and Gyana

The Yoga of Karma, Bhakti and Gyana

*   What is Yoga?   The root of the word Yoga comes from "Yug", the means to unite. Yoga is the path to unite with something that's great.   What are the different kinds of Yoga?...

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His Mother’s Open Letter To Assad

His Mother’s Open Letter To Assad

The Letter * Assad, It is tough for me to think of you as a product of a biochemical blissful event, a distinct moment in time. Should I have sniffed the life out of you the moment I held you in my...

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Why I Fell Off the Workforce Treadmill

Why I Fell Off the Workforce Treadmill

*   In a 2014 Gallup poll, more than 2/3rds of adults said they were not engaged at work, or were actively disengaged. Worldwide only 13% of adults call themselves engaged at work.   One...

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How to be a Hindu in 6 Easy Steps

How to be a Hindu in 6 Easy Steps

* * * What is Hinduism? What happens when someone asks you this question out of genuine curiosity? Do you find yourself hopelessly tongue tied or not in a position to give a crisp 5 minute brief on...

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Who On Earth Are You?

Who On Earth Are You?

* This is an invite I drafted for an upcoming employee resource group ice-cream social. The event aims at promoting diversity discussions among peers, thereby enhancing our modern global work...

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If Oreos Were Pets

If Oreos Were Pets

*   The ghostwriter for this short story is my 7 year old. According to him, this is how I would write about the lady bug who has come to live with us. * * *  

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