Where did you get that briefcase?
Amavasya means no moon day or new moon day. Whenever something or somebody goes absent, one feels the presence all the more and powerful. On any other day, even the Pournami, it is there; but on Amavasya, the presence is felt even more.
[Quietly watching the Oscars-winning silent movie, The Artist, at a theatre]
Someone told me recently, “All the other Swamis have been telling us to give up desire. You are saying desire for everything. So, will we reach God this way?”
What is our destiny? Let us examine some famous cases. A prominent politician of a European country narrowly loses his bid for re-election for presidency.
Have you ever seen the wonderment with which a child observes a butterfly, a bird, a rock or a flower? Everything is a new and exciting experience for him.
While the consensus in the government is that army chief General VK Singh's claim of 1951 being his year of birth is not maintainable, it is equally concerned that Singh is not upset in the process.
The car was moving at a normal pace but the person sitting inside the car seemed restless. The car was passing by a narrow road running in the midst of snowy hills.
I met a very old yogi (132 years, as he claimed) in Puri many years ago. He was very much a believer in total non-attachment. I asked him, “Are you saying that one shouldn’t even enjoy a beautiful sunset?”
A woman was walking towards Empire State Building in New York to jump and end her life. She married five times and each one of husbands deserted her.
We are not what we think we are. If we knew who we are, we would be free of all the problems that we face today.
Pakistan’s economy is in a bad shape and its private sector is trying to convince the army that it must support trade with India. This may give peace a chance. Ayesha Siddiqa
Finally, a confirmation that the world is not only about young things. Ahmedabad may have its prohibition laws, but nothing has stopped 62-year-old Natubhai Patel from coming up with something rather wild.
Much is made of the rampant corruption that sees regulation-flouting buildings crumble and public space safety requirements tossed in the bin.
What’s happening behind those closed doors? Home has gone to meet her.