• अविश्‍वसनीय भारत (Incredible India – The Brighter Side in Hindi)

    आज सोशल डिसटेंसिग के समय में नमस्‍ते करना बिल्‍कुल सही है और राष्‍ट्रपतियों और राजाई घराने के लोगों को भी इसकी आदत पड गई है । अगर हम आत्‍मा की स्‍मृति से आत्‍मा को नमस्‍ते कहते हैं, यह समझ कर कि यह अभिवादन प्रत्‍येक प्राणी को आदर और सत्‍कार देने के लिए है, तो सोशल डिसटैंसिग की समस्‍या समाप्‍त हो जाती है ।
    नमस्‍ते एक संस्‍कृत का शब्‍द है जो कि दो शब्‍दों से मिलकर बना है , ‘नमस’ और ‘ते’ । नमस का अर्थ है ‘झुकना’ और ते का अर्थ है ‘आपको’ । इसलिए, नमस्‍ते का अर्थ है: “मैं आपके समक्ष झुकता हूँ” “मैं आपकी महानता के आगे झुकता हूँ ।” या, “मैं आपके आदर में आपके आगे झुकता हूँ ।”

  • Do’s and Don’ts of Great Relationships

    Do’s and Don’ts of Great Relationships Don’t criticise Do compliment It’s so easy to criticise others and see the 1% that is missing or not going right, rather than to see the 99% that is going so well.  Studies show that as we compliment others, their confidence grows, they make fewer mistakes and they are Continue reading »

  • In Celebration of Yoga

    I would like to reflect upon how often yoga and meditation have principles in common. In Sanskrit the meaning of yoga means to ‘unite’ or to ‘connect’.  Physical yoga, tends to deal with exercises that stretch and strengthen the body, and meditation focuses more on the spiritual aspects of life.  For each modality to be successful, we have to learn how to control the mind so that we can connect to our higher selves.

  • Choose Your New Normal

    Today, we all have a new canvas on which to draw and create our new ‘normal’.  Let us take our time and breathe deeply as we pick up the brushes and start to paint!  Are we happy in our ‘brave new world’?  If not, it is not too late to change things.

  • प्रेम की नई शैली का निर्माण – Creating a New Meme of Love (in Hindi)

    हम वर्तमान समय एक चयन के पल से गुजर रहे हैं, हम जीवन के दोराहे पर खडे हैं । हम प्रेम, शांति, आनंद, खुशी और करूणा की ओर जाने का चयन कर सकते हैं । या हम उस “साहसी नये संसार” में रहने का चयन कर सकते हैं जो कि भय, उत्‍तेजना और शंका से भरा है । आप कौन से का चयन करेंगे?

  • Just ‘Be’ Content

    Contentment on the other hand is a state free from desires.  An understanding that one needs the simple things in life to survive; one has trust in the process, and is liberated and not bound by people and possessions.  It is a state of being totally satisfied.  Serene and calm and peaceful.

  • Why Should We Have Good Manners?

    What has happened to the art of social grace and etiquette?  Maybe it is time for the return of some of those social graces to make a comeback… that is before any more of our good manners are lost in the name of convenience and speed. 

  • Creating a New Meme of Love

    ‘Memes’ are subtle, they are transmitted as thoughts, ideas and beliefs which quietly slip into our daily living and culture, almost imperceptibly such that we now accept them as a ‘normal’ part of our life.  We have to check the nature of these ‘memes’, and see are they really good for us?  For example what is ‘normal’ about being afraid to hug our children, grandchildren and grandparents, or a friend?  For how long are we going to be afraid of a handshake, a kiss or patting someone on the back?  Is this how we want to live our life in the future?  We must resist this culture of fear.  So, it is time to wake up, because a future full of fear will not be a happy future to live in.

  • Incredible India – The Brighter Side

    The Indian culture is known to be one of the world’s oldest civilizations. In the past western cultures mocked some of these customs and failed to appreciate the pleasant or favourable aspects of them. When the British took hold of India they tried to change many of India’s customs and systems. Today, we see how extremely beneficial some of these customs can be to our well-being and survival, they are not simply traditions to be followed blindly. In our current times India may offer some useful practices and lifestyle choices.