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    Women of our World

    As the world celebrates International Women’s day, I went about the weekend spending time with some women I cherish in my life. That was a pure coincidence, though, as it was more of a regular routine of my life than a special, one off thing done just to commemorate the day. Articles on Medium, Instagram posts, stories, Facebook updates, LinkedIn posts not withstanding, I feel compelled to write this post as it seems that my stand and take is something that I haven’t read over the weekend, though it might simply be due to the fact that I haven’t read enough. That said, there is this innate desire to voice out how differently…

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    Wild Rose vs. Lavender

    A few months ago, a friend of mine who came back from the UK gave me a Wild Rose scented shower gel, which she’d picked up on her trip there. She gave a bagful of other goodies along with it, so I didn’t really think much of this particular item, and days passed. Now, there was a time in my life when I would preserve anything that I felt was “nice” only for special occasions, and this wild Rose scented shower gel is definitely something I would classify as “nice”. But fast forward to present day, I no longer preserve or hoard things until they reach their expiry date and then…

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    Possibilities

      Rise we cannot from our deep slumber whilst we don’t change the ways we think Walk we cannot out of our misery whist we think we can drown them in just a drink   Sleep we cannot with peace at night if the truth we don’t employ Rest we cannot after a day’s work if we haven’t toiled our worth in joy   In the eye we cannot, see of those we love if in our own eyes, we continue to wrong   comfort we cannot bring with false speech just coz that speech is a song   Desire we cannot what we don’t deserve what with our work…

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    Compatibility and the Bubble theory

    I was having a discussion with K about relationships and compatibility which is when this theory arose. Putting it up on my blog, so that I don’t forget this theory! (And also for all of you who are so kind to read the random theories I sometimes come up with :))   Our conversation that day revolved around how there is no absolute truth, and there can be any number of truths as many number of people there are.   Considering this, who are we to judge people on whatever they believe in, maybe their truth will also take them to some good place in life. We never know.   …

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    Otherworldly transportation

    A portkey is a common item used to transport anyone touching it to another pre-determined location, in the world of magic.    In the eponymous Harry Potter series, the references to the use of objects which are used to transport wizards and witches are not only common, but also significant. It always made me wonder how people in the magical world knew what objects took them where, and if some rather innocuous item was a portkey or not.   Fast forward to recent times.   One fine morning after interviewing with the folks whose company I wanted to switch to, I walked in to my current office. It so happened that it…

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    Bhava Spandana – An experience

    Imagine a house where we all have trash in our pockets, dirt in our wallets, leftovers in our lunch boxes, but we refuse to clean it. Forget cleaning, we refuse to accept that we have some trash with us that needs throwing away. We do this for a day, two days, a week.. For how long would you be able to hide it? Any rotting trash will make itself known no matter how hard you try to hide it, and the more you refuse to dispose of it, the more stench you and your family will have to live with. This isn’t so complicated to understand, isn’t it? That’s because we already…

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    Footloose…

    Sometimes, we judge too soon, we decide too soon, and we think we know, too soon. We all know of people (and sometimes ARE) who don’t listen to the whole story before coming to a conclusion. During one of our coffee table meetings, Sujit Sir spoke about an incident that happened with his car on his trip to Hampi, that inspired this post. Even as he narrated what happened with his car on that fateful day, all I could visualise is how often we do that with people, in life. What was the incident? What was I visualising?  Read more at : https://www.iuemag.com/u19/di/footloose-in-quick-sand-by-sandhya-nagaraj

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    Art – A world of its own

    Flashback to high school and engineering days. Back then, it used to be common for every teacher who taught a subject, to let us know that the subject they taught could explain life, and contained the keys to life, like no other subject ever could. Our physics sir would tell us- Physics is life. There’s nothing in the world that can answer life’s questions, like physics. Life is all about rules, and physics is like chess, finding the rules of life as we go.. Discovering the rules, and operating by them. Next would be our Math teacher- Mathematics IS Life. Life is but equations, and all of life’s mysteries can…

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    Shambhavi Initiation – Buzzed Out or Overkill?

    It was about three years ago, in the month of April, on a Sunday. It was not one of those fancy, suspense-filled, low-lit, high voltage environments where a few spiritual masters looked at the few students who awaited to be initiated, judging. It wasn’t the types Paulo Coelho or Dan Brown write in their famous books (The Pilgrimage and Inferno, respectively) – the ones that make you feel “special”. It wasn’t one of those hush-hush events of my life, or the highly anticipatory moments when you feel you’re just about to enter into another world, a world you kept looking for and knew deep in your heart, existed. It felt…