Being Royal

Whiskey and the army has a long standing association. I recently started reading a delightful yet compelling account of how the fearless jawans of the Indian armed forces fight valiantly and very few come out alive. The ones who live to tell the tales of their bravery are often treated with very expensive malts and…

A Whole New World

A whole new world (don’t you dare close your eyes)A hundred thousand things to see (hold your breath, it gets better)I’m like a shooting star, I’ve come so farI can’t go back to where I used to be A whole new worldWith new horizons to pursueI’ll chase them anywhereThere’s time to spareLet me share this…

Tyger, Tyger

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies. Burnt the fire of thine eyes?On what wings dare he aspire?What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, & what art,Could twist the sinews of thy heart?And when thy heart began…

Jub-Jub

I didn’t actually know about iguanas, before I watched the episode “A Fish Called Selma” from season 19 of The Simpsons. If you haven’t seen the episode, you should, it is a fitting tribute to Phil Hartman‘s genius abilities. Jub-Jub Bouvier as he was referred to, was Gladys’ pet that ends up with Selma through Gladys’…

Winds of Change

According to traditional belief, because the symbols and mantras on prayer flags are sacred, they should be treated with respect. These flags are usually placed at a height, ideally at a doorframe. Tibetan prayer flags come in sets of five colors: blue, white, red, green, and yellow. Blue symbolizes the sky and space, white symbolizes…

900 Posts: A Hope For Peace

Let me start by saying thank you for patiently embarking on this journey with me. As I enter the 900+ club on this space, the easiest thing I have learnt in my life so far is to be grateful. Grateful for all things that happen, whether good or better only time can tell. This journey…

What's New(s)

I used to work for a local daily for a very brief span of my professional career as a sub-editor. Now most people don’t know the difference between a copy-ed and and sub-ed, and I will not take up this space to explain that. There are too many things happening around the world, which whether…

Let It Shine

Butter lamps are an integral part of Buddhist traditions. By lighting butter lamps, you seek relief from suffering and set up a guiding light to the path of enlightenment. Lighting a Butter Lamp brings health, wealth, longevity and more deeply, to reveal wisdom to nature. In the Buddhist Tradition, Butter Lamps symbolize the clarity of wisdom….

The Mountains Echoed

I am not a trekker, far from it. I am not averse to the idea of climbing mountains, but I prefer the activity when there are no seasoned trekkers in tow. You see, I suffer from intense fear of descents (not heights, but slopes and stairs), and climbers will never understand how gripping this fear…

Goodbye and Goodnight, 2019

What a mixed bag of a year you’ve been, 2019! I started the year with a rather silly accident, leaving me to nurse a 4-week injury that lasted for a good 11 months! The injury wasn’t all bad though, we managed to sneak in a week-long trip to Sri Lanka. Resolution unlocked! I eased off…