A Necessary Learning Exercise

It makes such eminent sense that I am surprised I never thought about it till yesterday, when I read about it in a book: that we can realize ourselves only in and through our relations—with ideas, beings, people, things and places. I might sit in a cave up in the...

Welcoming the New Year!

I really don’t believe that the onset of a new year is anything to be celebrated or to be unusually excited about. If it’s the newness of a new year that is supposedly cause for celebration, then why not celebrate the newness of every new day? Or, better still, why...

A fine balance

 A friend of mine still has not forgiven her father for an incident that happened many years ago. She was a college kid then, and while driving the family car, she had an accident that all but wrecked it. Thoroughly shaken, she came home to a ballistic father whose...

Freedom from fear

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been deeply fearful. All sorts of fears would waylay me for I was deeply uncertain about my capabilities and my worth, and I quite frankly doubted my ability to get by in life.  I was sure I would plunge into doom head first, and...

The Mumbai magic

The third Life Positive Expo hosted in Mumbai on November 15- 16, 2014, was a smashing hit. The stalls buzzed with activity. Enthusiastic participants jammed the workshops. Celebrated facilitators held forth articulately. Discourses by Smt Jaya Row and Sister BK...