Can Passion be Created?

Taking up from where I had left off in the last blog on self discipline, a natural question that arises is: if passion is what it takes, how does one find one’s passion? Deeper yet, does everyone have a passion? Is there something for everybody, discovered or...

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Understanding Self Discipline or the Lack of it!

I would say that I have had a love-hate relationship with discipline of any kind. A part of me feels that “things happen”. Trying to push things into happening is unnatural, even brutal. Anything that doesn't come on its own is an imposition that serves on one. My...

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Try Another Day…

Facebook and Apple will both cover the costs of egg-freezing procedures up to $20,000 for individual employees, according to NBC News. So what are you saying, Facebook and Apple? I have no intention to jump to any conclusions right away based on preconceived notions....

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Just Chill?

I have nothing against chilling. Believe me, I don’t. I can dance the whole night away – completely chilled. In fact, I belong to that rare class of chilled people who would be happy to spend their entire life reading books in a hammock by the sea side. But sometimes...

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Dropping the Efforts

“Lie down on your backs. Drop all your efforts… and relax…” Oh how I like the sound of these magical words I keep waiting for every minute of my one hour plus yoga session in the morning! Don’t get me wrong, I love my yoga sessions but the call for “final relaxation”,...

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The Tao of Sanil 2: Appearance

“So I have been blessed with this teacher and guide, who decided to be born through me. My son Sanil, 8 now, has always been full of inquiries, observations, deductions and theories… Ever since I can remember and ever since he started communicating, we’ve had these...

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The Tao of Sanil: 1

"So I have been blessed with this teacher and guide, who decided to be born through me. My son Sanil, 8 now, has always been full of inquiries, observations, deductions and theories... Ever since I can remember and ever since he started communicating, we've had these...

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Zest, Zeal, Zing, Zohra!!

What is it that one thing that Zohra Sehgal stands for, according to you? “Life!” “Passion!” “Zing!” I haven’t done any structured survey but I am sure more than 90% respondents will echo something to that effect. I have always been fascinated by the young lady. Yes,...

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I Will Climb A Mountain – Because I Want To!

Every time I look at the distance we as women have travelled, every time I look at the difference between past and present which is so stark and glaring, I am filled with a sense of pride. And I am sure every woman today would be too. There was a time we struggled for...

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Do we worship girls? Why?

I got up in the morning early today as today is a special day. It’s Ashtami pooja. This day conjures up so many memories and stories... memories that bring smile to my lips. I remember being a small girl frolicking in some cute attire, being invited to the entire...

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Bed of Roses is No Bed of Roses

It has been bugging me for a while now. This nagging feeling... of getting it easy. Easy is not easy after a while. On the surface, it would appear that a life devoid of complications and struggles would be an ideal and desirable one.  But really, is it so? When life...

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What is happiness, anyway?

This is the most basic and most important quest of human life. In whatever we do or plan to do, there is only one goal - to achieve happiness. The journey of our whole life is an endeavour to bring us closer to, what we feel, makes us happy. It is another story that...

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Going Organic – And Not Just With Plants

We’ve been told to dream, and dream big — aim for the stars, if you will. Worshiping people who aim high and achieve their dreams is ingrained in our sociocultural fabric. There is nothing wrong in dreaming big or small, and people striving to attain what they most...

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Reinvent Yourself – Age No Bar!

This is my strong belief that we are living in never better before era. Never mind what they say about the world going to the dogs (may or not be true), the world has never seen so much freedom available to women, in terms of thoughts as well as actually going out...

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With the eyes of Vipassana

It was excitement, curiosity and even a sense of longing to be there. I had heard so much about it, and yet had made it a point not to do any research, reading, talking or questioning before I went there. I am a sucker for first hand experiences, you see. First hand...

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Don’t like Facebook! Really?

The other day we were having a friend of my husband’s over for dinner. He happens to be a very brilliant person who after a long stint with the IT industry decided to start his own venture. When the business was doing well, he sold that to a bigger company, only to...

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Aaahh…… the newness of anything….

Now that I am back after a good New Year bash in Jaipur and life has started to go back on its usual track, I can’t help wondering... what is it about New Year that makes it so wonderful and us so excited about it? If we really think about New Year, it’s just an...

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