Stop

Stop posing, stop candid-photoing, stop awwwing, stop so-cuteing, stop wishing, stop policy-making, stop selfieing, stop trolling, stop i-was-hereing, stop bitching, stop quoting, stop complaining,  stop #ing, stop tagging, stop wishing, stop politicking, stop cursing, stop random-debating, stop ranting, stop feeling, stop looking, stop inspring, stop saving, stop facebooking, stop.

The various degrees of spirituality

I have heard a lot of people talk about being spiritual or not. They quite eloquently reason out why they are or are not spiritual, convincing themselves more every time they talk about the rationalizing process. But to me, everyone is spiritual, even the ones who mention that they are not. Religion is often used […]

Advice

I recently saw a post which talked about “Relationship advice”. Then I remembered other phrases like “Couples therapy”, “Children therapy” or “How to raise children” and many more. What is funny is these are some of the most natural things to do for a human being. We have done it for centuries if not millenniums. […]

Kandu Kandu nee enna

ರಚನೆ: ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸ ರಾಗ : ಮೋಹನ ತಾಳ : ಖಂಡ ಛಾಪು ಭಾಷೆ : ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಂಡು ಕಂಡು ನೀ ಎನ್ನ ಕೈ ಬಿಡುವರೇ ಪುಂಡರೀಕಾಕ್ಷ ಶ್ರೀ ಪುರುಷೋತ್ತಮ ಹರಿ || ಬಂಧುಗಳು ಎನಗಿಲ್ಲ ಬದುಕಿನಲಿ ಸುಖವಿಲ್ಲ ನಿಂದೆಯಲಿ ನೊಂದೆನೈ ನೀರಜಾಕ್ಷ ತಂದೆತಾಯಿಯು ನೀನೆ ಬಂಧುಬಳಗವು ನೀನೆ ಎಂದೆಂದಿಗೂ ನಿನ್ನ ನಂಬಿದೆನೋ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾ||1|| ಕ್ಷಣವೊಂದು ಯುಗವಾಗಿ ತೃಣಕಿಂತ ಕಡೆಯಾಗಿ ಎಣಿಸಲಾರದ ಭವದಿ ಕಡುನೊಂದೆ ನಾನು ಸನಕಾದಿಮುನಿವಂದ್ಯ ವನಜಸಂಭವ ಜನಕ ಫಣಿಶಾಯಿ ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದಗೊಲಿದ ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣಾ ||2|| ಭಕ್ತವತ್ಸಲನೆಂಬೊ […]

Anger

I am very angry right now. And words sort of cool me down or take me deeper into this depressed vortex spewing more hatred than I actually handle. So my only constructive option is to cool down- take deep breaths and ensure I do not do anything stupid. Stupidity is also very weird. It shows […]

Benaras

Recently, I was in Varanasi, a 2 trip with loads of official work. Last time I was there I was taken to a ride by the people at the Kashi Vishwanath temple. I was skeptical of going back there as the last experience was scarring and brought reasons of decline of cultural headquarters right in […]

Bhakti marga

I was in Chennai last December for the Margazhi Mahotsavam and attended just a couple of concerts, one of them being Sanjay Subramanyam’s concert which was thematic based on Azhwar’s compositions. It was chaste Tamil and I cannot understand the half of what happens when it comes to lyrics in Tamil. Thankfully I had someone […]