Diwali is one of the most popular festival celebrated by followers of Hindu faith and of followers of faiths with roots in Hinduism such as Jains, Sikhs and some sects of Buddhists. Diwali is celebrated for many reasons, some of which are regional and local. I have created this trivia using the common knowledge of … Continue reading Diwali Trivia
Be Loud: Said the Toastmaster
When one of my friend enrolled her daughter in a Karate school, I asked her if she saw any positive impact of it on her daughter. She told me that now her soft-spoken daughter can yell out "Kia", which in Korean means "energy" and is often shouted out during karate movements. My friend seemed pleased … Continue reading Be Loud: Said the Toastmaster
May 19 – My Rite of Passage
My father was cremated on the day of my wedding anniversary Is this a coincidence or is the universe trying to convey this wisdom to me. Happiness presents itself to man, wearing the crown of sorrow on its head. He who welcomes it must also welcome sorrow. ~Swami Vivekananda May 19 A bittersweet day. A … Continue reading May 19 – My Rite of Passage
Becoming a Leader: 12 qualities to inculcate
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. -Jack Welch Whether we are aware of it or not, we all are leaders in some respects. No particular title is required to be a leader. As parents we are leaders to our … Continue reading Becoming a Leader: 12 qualities to inculcate
“I’m worried about the, if [my daughter’s] caught doing that, you know, she’s finished,” he said, according to the affidavit. " " He expressed some uneasiness — “to be honest, it feels a little weird” — but later clarified to Singer that he wasn’t “worried about the moral issue.” This admission is by Attorney Gordon … Continue reading Splintered Morality
Call of the Valley
Photo by amotherschronicle.com How could rocks and sand and silence make us afraid and yet be so wonderful?— Edna Brush Perkins, 'The White Heart of Mojave' It's amazing how the things we resist provide us with experiences that are unparalleled and once in a lifetime. Sometimes we need to just go with the flow and … Continue reading Call of the Valley
Holi Hai !!
Fun, Excitement, Laughter, Joy, Bliss, Exuberance, Happiness These are the feelings that permeate through me when I think of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. A joyful and vibrant festival, Holi marks the advent of spring. It is celebrated with food, colors, music, and dance all over India and across the world wherever there is … Continue reading Holi Hai !!
Date Balls – A simple recipe
I recently went to a friend's house for Vaibhav Lakshmi prayer culmination and celebration. It is a prayer to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth and prosperity), generally undertaken by women and accompanied by a fast, and ending with a celebratory gathering of a specified number of people on the last day of the … Continue reading Date Balls – A simple recipe
The Universe is Whispering, Are you Listening
We go through our day to day life with an aggregate plan in our mind of things we need to accomplish. We become so focused on our daily tasks that we often do not pay attention to the little signals and whispers that are trying to convey a message to us. Instead, we note big … Continue reading The Universe is Whispering, Are you Listening
Jeff Bezos – in the midst of a midlife crisis?
Or is it that he is taking the American fundamental right of "pursuit of happiness"*as listed in the Declaration of Independence a little too seriously? It appears that with his "married mistress" he is more in the pursuit of a thrill than a pursuit of happiness, a blissful feeling not obtained by hurting your near … Continue reading Jeff Bezos – in the midst of a midlife crisis?