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Tulsi Maala

Tulsi or the Holy Basil is thought to be one of the most sacred wood in India and a traditional Indian household is considered incomplete without a Tulsi plant in the courtyard. An aromatic plant, there are 3 varieties of Tulsi: Ram Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissiumum). It […]

Rangoli, Art & Celebration

Rangoli, the art of decorating floors and walls by hand with powdered grain or sand, is one of India’s most ancient design forms. Some kind of Rangoli is found in every region of the subcontinent, called by different names. The term ‘Rangoli’, which embraces all regional forms, is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘rang’ meaning […]

The Magic of Light

Light has been a mystical phenomenon ever since man has started perceiving his life. Light is intricately woven into spirituality. Many meditators have reported seeing a bright light when they reach a state of deep restful awareness. Since ages light has been used in all Vedic celebrations. In Vedic tradition, one of the major festivals, […]

The Secret of Successful Conversations

Life begins with listening. When listening stops, any conversation is a lost battle. What really makes a conversation successful is not how well you can talk, but rather, how well you can listen. When you are able to perceive things internally without incompletions (hangovers from the past), life starts in you, relationships are built around […]

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Stop Doubting Yourself!

  Self-Doubt: the Silent Inner Killer A small story: A kindergarten teacher was observing the children, while they drew their art. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work. As she got to where one little girl was working diligently, the teacher asked what she was drawing. The girl replied, ‘I’m drawing God!’ […]

The Why of Everything

– By Shreya Suresh When I applied to study in USA, I was full of answers. I knew, or thought I knew the exact reason for leaving my sheltered life in India and setting up a new life in a strange land. Two weeks into living here, I realized I was in emotional turmoil. I […]

Genes Don’t Give Shape to a Baby. You Do.

– By Dr. Srilekha Kartik Conceiving and nurturing a healthy child is every parent’s dream. A baby is the miraculous expression of the ultimate creative skill of nature. Two cells unite and manifest as a community of 50 trillion cells working in perfect harmony in a highly structured environment. Is there something more that parents […]

Completion Makes the World Go Round

 Overcome Your Fear! Listen, if your root patterns are the seed, and your incompletions are the tree, suffering is the fruit, then fear is the sand, the soil on which the seed grows. Fear is the base on which all these incompletions and root patterns grow. All the incompletions related to greed are only in […]

Break Free From Your Root Pattern

Why do people do the things they do. Why do people feel the way they do. Why do some things always go wrong. Why do some things get stuck. Why do we make the same mistakes again and again… These are questions which hit everyone at some point of time or the other. Everyone has […]

Haritaki, the Wonder Fruit

Haritaki or Terminalia chebula is a wonder drug, finding its place in a wide range of therapeutic usage in the Ayurveda system of medicine. It is a very large tree growing throughout the deciduous forests of India and Sri Lanka, growing up to 2000m. Haritaki is described as the ‘remover of diseases’. Hara is also […]

Sleep Like a Baby!

Insomnia is most often thought of as both a sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical and psychiatric disorders. It is characterized by persistent difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep or sleep of poor quality. Insomnia is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. One way of defining insomnia is “difficulties initiating […]

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