Saying it right

Alka did not respond. Dad looked over to see what had distracted her. She was looking at her mobile phone with an upset expression. Although the family had an unwritten rule that no mobile phones were allowed on the table, Dad did not demur. As the attention of the...

Energy food

We are what we eat. You probably have heard that. But did you know there are certain foods that help to boost performance and increase efficiency? The human body requires good quality food to help it perform at top notch levels. Whether you are a child, a woman, a...

Meditation school

I still remember the day I got a phone call from a friend telling me I had made it through the pre-medical test. I remember thanking God and my angels and whoever was listening for my stroke of luck. Even my rank (777) seemed to imply there was the hand of the Divine...

Journey to the centre of the Universe

As she related her story, I felt like meeting this guru. When Lavanya talked about the forthcoming trip to Kailash with Mohanji, in July-August, I immediately decided to join them – not as much for Kailash as for Mohanji’s company. Three of my sisters and my younger...

The tender touch

The Day of Judgment is upon me and it has taken the form of my 18-year-old daughter. Recently, I was feeling particularly pleased that during my mother’s prolonged absence from India, my household and office had both run like clockwork. Completely dependent on her to...

Whose success is it, anyway?

Remember the long hours we would spend when we were young fantasizing about what we wanted to ‘become’ when we were older? We weren’t even in our teens when our parents, their friends and our teachers already began asking us what our ‘ambition in life’ was....