The Real Fiction

All that we experience, our perceptions – sights & insights – seem like a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. There are no lines dividing anything anywhere & existence rides upon interpretations. This blog will surf, fly, jog, dive, swim, jump & at times even hobble through planes of experiences that will include poetry, protests, design, tales, photo-tales and whatever else is discovered & needs to be shared.
Spirituality
There is nothing wrong with ‘I’

There is nothing wrong with ‘I’

I choose. I am responsible. I need to be accountable. I love. I am not flawless. I need a bit of sex in my life. I need to constantly improve. I need to help others achieve their potential. 
Of wars and a warrior. Review of ‘Arjuna’

Of wars and a warrior. Review of ‘Arjuna’

Mahabharata fascinates. These stories of wars and warriors have been interpreted in ways to suit the modern manager and also exist as tales that little children love to read and re-read. There are comic-books that tell these stories in their own illustrative way. So is ‘Arjuna’ yet another book that tells us the stories from...
The birth of Ganga

The birth of Ganga

‘I’ve read somewhere that even River Ganga is a Goddess,’ asked my ten year old nephew, ‘can this be true?’ I told him that stories from mythology were all full of bits of truth and bits of a writer’s fantasy. My nephew nodded his head and said nothing because my relaxed posture told him that...
Every life is a little messy

Every life is a little messy

‘Mess’ is a strangely attractive word because we mortals are rather fond of getting into it. Road rage is a mess. Clutter of unfinished jobs is a mess. Lawlessness is a mess. Then there is the mess that a lack of discipline creates. Waywardness could be messy. And because most of us are perpetually into...
Ravana lost as he never had a Samsung Tab

Ravana lost as he never had a Samsung Tab

No, King Dasharatha wasn’t really tech-savvy but he wanted his sons to be well-versed with the tech-arts of the day. He had made sure that they learn all the relevant martial arts, imbibe the pathways prescribed in the religious texts, and be strong in body and mind. He himself was a rather like a proactive...
The Scorpman is no more. An obit on Satya Sai Baba.

The Scorpman is no more. An obit on Satya Sai Baba.

Let me begin with a few questions that I have been asking myself these past couple of days now. Is there a single-line or a one-word or a one-concept explanation of Sai Baba? Is it possible to ask just one question and look for an answer that will explain this man? Was he simply a...

Is Blogging A Spiritual Activity?

Blogging, like any other creative activity has both a spiritual as well as a demonic angle to it… so long as a blogger sources outpourings from within, it remains blissful. This is because he is ‘creating’ and any act of creation has the power to take one much above the plane of mortal existence. The...

Spirituality traces the contours of your destiny!

The most noticeable thing about spirituality is the sheer dependency it seems to have on words. One can discover spirituality pointers while sifting through the pile of books that are available or through the spoken words that the gurus that abound today or through the words of those who can convey half-baked truths of the...

Care for human well-being is paradise-engineering!

“I want to live in a world without money.” Will the above sentence lead to a spiritual evolution? It may, for an individual, but where many are involved, a bit of paradise-engineering may be needed! Truth is that nirvana depends on individual happiness and well-being. Gone are the days when GDP and GNP ruled the...

Just look around. Everything teaches spirituality!

Let me first add a bit to the title you’ve just read. Everything and everyone teaches spirituality! Every moment has that power. Every object leads you to it. You simply have to ready yourself to accept it. One of my favorite quotes is by Confucius: “When the student is ready, the teacher shall appear.” Read...

The secret that will make you live forever!

Spirituality is given a boost when an individual takes care of three vital factors to evolve into a better human being. That is the reason I want to share an interesting piece of information from a pamphlet that I have been reading. This pamphlet talks of a spiritual progression of humans. It is important to...

Spirituality – deadly practical, divinely romantic!

DPDR is a rather apt explanation of spirituality, whichever way we look at any of its implications. Spirituality indeed is ‘deadly practical, divinely romantic’ with a seamless merger of these diverse concepts! We can also call it ‘dimaag se, dil se’… to reach out to a world that spells happiness the way we want it...