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Thou Shalt Not!

Besides our abundant egos, we humans also have a sufficient amount of envy, jealousy, and sadism coursing through our blood. Although most of us don’t set out to deliberately hurt anyone, we secretly take pleasure when someone we don’t like lands in a pickle. We may even rejoice, thereby practicing schadenfreude. It is one of humanity’s… Continue reading Thou Shalt Not!

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Racy, Earthy and Oh So Profound!

  "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert takes us into the caverns of the 40s and the 50s New York City. Vivian Morris, a would-have-been-straight-laced Vasser graduate ends up being a promiscuous and down-in-the- pits kind of girl - but she is not without merit. An exceptionally resourceful and skilled seamstress, she also becomes an… Continue reading Racy, Earthy and Oh So Profound!

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Time, Circumstances, Love – What Happens Next

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is akin to the threading of a quilt worn out not by time but by circumstances. A passionately woven tale of stirring, deep, inseparable love. In the true Shakespearean style, an event as trivial as Roy helping an elderly lady take an ice bucket to her room completely upends… Continue reading Time, Circumstances, Love – What Happens Next

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Appreciating the Epic Directorial Vision of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    When I stand at my kitchen sink washing dishes greased with a welter of Indian curries and sticky dough, I let my mind wander to experience a more colorful palette than the turmeric and paprika floating around with the soap suds. Through those iridescent hollow spheres, I see the embellished sets, the ebullient… Continue reading Appreciating the Epic Directorial Vision of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Hubris

Hubris - when reality slips away and false belief sets in, when new money and sudden power settles over someone like a layer of thick dust, when psychotic delusions and manic energy gushes through the veins, and when the line between virtue and vice diminishes.  Alexander Pope’ sums up the impact of  hubris well, "the… Continue reading Hubris

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Declutter your mind – practical and soulful tips – By iReikiNow

This blog post originally appeared on iReikiNow and is reprinted with permission. Declutter your mind - practical and soulful tips iReikiNow is a Reiki/ meditation/ spiritual practice that has been established by Nidhi Idnani.Nidhi is a Certified Reiki Master and Teacher of Usui/Tibetan Reiki, following the teachings of Mikao Usui (founder of the Usui System… Continue reading Declutter your mind – practical and soulful tips – By iReikiNow

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Feminism – The Brand, The Benchmark or a Woman’s Prerogative

We are women, hence the strength to go on…. Way back in 1949, Simone de Beauvoir wrote, “I hesitated a long time before writing a book on woman,” De Beauvoir begins. “The subject is irritating, especially for women; and it is not new. Enough ink has flowed over the quarrel about feminism; it is now… Continue reading Feminism – The Brand, The Benchmark or a Woman’s Prerogative