There is nothing as powerful as mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul. ~Anonymous 

Pyaar Hua, Ikraar Hua

Like I mentioned before, there are no guides at Avani, so everything I write is either from connecting the dots or Google. I went with a lovely friend so it was a fun day-long picnic. There are loads of ruins in Karnataka, and the sculptures are full of mystical and mythical creatures. When I saw…

Chamma Chamma

I hate to admit, but I have two left feet (before you accuse me of witchcraft, it means I can’t dance… True story, someone actually looked at my feet when I said it to them!). So much is my fear of embarrassment, that I am morbidly scared to groove to the music and my feet…

Dancing the Night Away

In Tamil mythology, Nataraja is the cosmic ecstatic dancer form of Shiva. The dance form is either referred to as Tandavamor Nadanta, based on the context of the dance. Narataja (which means the lord of dance) is usually performing nadanta inside a ring of fire, which standsfor the recurring cycle of death and rebirth and…

Light the Lamp

There is a tradition of lighting a lamp twice a day in our temple at home. Light is considered to dispel ignorance and bring knowledge. God, who is all knowing, opens our eyes, and gives us the solutions we need. Hope and faith are essential for us to believe. In this lovely temple in Avani,…

Utter Confusion!

“And how do you know that you’re mad? “To begin with,” said the Cat, “a dog’s not mad. You grant that?” I suppose so, said Alice. “Well then,” the Cat went on, “you see a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags it’s tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag…

Dead Beat

Life is an endless series of trainwrecks with only brief commercial-like breaks of happiness. This had been the ultimate commercial break. Which meant it was time to return to our regularly scheduled programming. ~Deadpool

Weary Travellers

This has been a very strange year so far. When home is so far from where one dwells, there is so much travelling but you don’t really get anywhere. Torn between responsibilities and the warm relationships you left behind, you just don’t want to be alone… aren’t you alone most part of the year anyway?…


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  ~Melody Beattie

Fruity Love

If (s)he’s an apple and you’re an orange,celebrate your differences –make a great fruit salad.Love isn’t about being the same –it’s about being sweet with each other. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie