Your complete guide to Personal Growth


Can mudras truly heal?

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I owe my life to mudras,” said 66-year-old Subhash B Save, when I spoke to him recently. He had been diagnosed with paralysis and a...

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Yes, you can!

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Cancer can be cured if you are willing to try a combination of therapies, work on your mind, adopt an optimistic attitude, and have...

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Leave the body alone!

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Suma Varughese is finally learning to leave the body alone instead of fretting and fuming about its state of...

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Freedom from certainty

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Poet and art curator Arundhathi Subramaniam shares with Suma Varughese some snapshots of her life post...

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Yoga basics

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Many basic practices of yoga are being done away with in today’s more lax environment, laments Shameem...

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The Himalayan seer

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His Holiness, the Gyalwang Drukpa, whose lineage of Tibetan Buddhism has spiritual sovereignty over Ladakh, Kathmandu, and Bhutan,...

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Naked before the Lord

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The tales that correlate Krishna with women and their clothes are analogies of the absolute surrender that the spiritual path...

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Why we don’t

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Despite knowing what the right thing is, why don’t we do it, asks Suma...

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A return to Source

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Spiritual guide Divyaa Kummar explores the domain of healing, and affirms that the healer’s only job is to connect the patient with...

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Yoga and George Clooney

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Sonika Jain highlights the essential teachings of yoga by correlating it to the film, Gravity, where the protagonist learns the vital...

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The sounds of silence

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It is a conversation of deep silence. If silence can have a sound, it is here, in the bowls, rhapsodises Shameem Akthar, on the magic...

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Honoring the ordinary

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Recently I have been rereading, Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown. One thing that she said is that in a culture of scarcity, we can...

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You are never too old…

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… To wonder upon a sky filled with stars. Move away, once in a while from Facebook, WhatsApp, mega serials, and just peep out from...

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Know Thyself

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 The Great War between the parts that we love and the parts that we reject can only be won when we love and accept every part of...

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The shape-shifting teen

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Stuck between adulthood and childhood, the teenager is uncomfortable and confused as he struggles for an identity and independence....

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Tesla, the maverick

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This July marks the 158th birth anniversary of the famous physicist Nikola Tesla, perhaps the greatest scientist the world has ever...

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From mindlessness to mindfulne...

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Spiritual circles are focused on mindfulness but before mindfulness comes mindlessness. Mindlessness is a basic human trait that...

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Personal and poignant

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Some books can be opened to any page and read with great interest. Travelling Lighter by Suma Varughese is one of those books....

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Alia’s advice

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If you are bogged down by your child’s unhealthy eating habits then your worry is on its way out. I Want Healthy Kids by renowned...

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A lesson in happiness

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I had gone to Boisar, a small town on the outskirts of Mumbai, to meet my wife’s aunt. It was there that I met a wonderful woman,...

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