My Favorite Place…

Where Cows, Monkeys, Dogs and Human have equal rights on traffic. Where one can hear the echoes of history. Where the words ‘superior’ and ‘inferior’ are non-existent. Where nature and mankind are tangled with each other. Where one is bound to surrender its ego and become part of the ‘One’. Yes, I am talking about…

I’d Rather Be….that ‘Wanderer’!

I ordered my third Chai (tea) in just about an hour while I was sitting on the stairs beside Pappu chiwala (chai seller) on Assi Ghat. The Ganga arati was just over and the crowd had started dispersing. The constant buzzing of people’s chit chat, the sound of water waves created through the boats, the…

That Extra Chromosome which makes her ‘Out of the World’!

“The earth, together with all of its countries and people”, is what Oxford dictionary has to say about the word “World”. The ‘Earth’ represents the external gaze to this spherical entity hanging in the Universe, while ‘World’ is a perception from within (an inside out look). ‘Perception’, because it provides the flexibility to extend it…

The ‘Face’ called Wisdom…in the crowd of Beliefs!

If I am able to see and recognize “Faces” around, it affirms that I have eyes. If I have eyes to see, brain to observe, mind to think, heart to feel, and ways to express, it only confirms that “I” exist. If I exist, I must be wearing a worldly identity. A worldly identity assures…

यदा यदा ही धर्मस्य…

गाँव जाना मुझे हमेशा ही अच्छा लगता रहा है, मेरे चेहरे के अतिउत्साह को साफ़ पढ़ा जा सकता है, गाँव जाने के उल्लेख मात्र से। जब भी हम गाँव जाते थे तो रास्ता जैसे कटता ही नहीं था जब तक की हम गाँव के बाज़ार तक ना पहुँच जाएँ।मँगारी बाज़ार बाबतपुर स्टेशन से लगा ही…

My Vivekananda Moment!

The ‘Uber’ application popped up the booked cab details. The name of the driver was interesting, ‘Nek’. While I was struggling to button my shirt in a rush, my mind afforded to spend little time to acknowledge the uniqueness of this name. The first impression which flashed in my mind was, it is ‘Nick’ and…

Who knows it….

This is a beautiful depiction of ‘Shastrarth‘ between Ashtavakra and Rishi Bandi in this episode of my favorite television series ‘Upnishad Ganga’. Highlight for me is the answer to the question: What are the characteristics of a Bramhagyani (one who knows the truth..the absolute one)? Ashtavakra says – One who claims to know the Bramhan…

‘One’ to ‘Many’ to ‘One’!

It was already 9:15 PM of the November chilling evening which is quite late for ‘Pawan Chaat Bhandar’ (street golgappa shop) to continue by its standard and so it was obviously the last round of masala in the bowl. This wrapping up time ensured that there was not much of rush and there were hardly any customers. This allowed us…