The Subtlety of Idolatry

The above picture could inspire interesting topics for discussion. …For some reason… People around me think I am an Atheist. In India generally,  there are only two extremes, you could either be here or there. Agnostic is ignored and considered as non-existent. You are forbidden to ask questions about God/Offerings/Rituals as it is considered to…

Steady Gaze – Endearing or Malicious ??

“Well, keep this as a secret for now, I don’t want to share this with everyone, you know – some people and their bad eyes” “I prefer to tell it after it happens, I don’t want any bad luck tailing behind.” “I knew this will not happen, I can still remember that stare at me…

Boomerang: what goes around comes around

“Why me? What did I do to deserve this?” I bet this question crosses everyone’s mind at least once in lifetime. Life is biased… Many of us have thought about this. Haven’t we?  Real Life is like a sinusoidal wave with ups and downs. Some of us face rigorous stress tests and some lead a nonchalant happy life…

What are the qualifications to be a Hindu God….?

Has anybody else thought why Hindu Gods are very rich, always decked up with expensive precious stones , Gold and silk clothing’s? So, what does it take to be a God – pleasing personality, Be extremely rich and should have a “Vahana- vehicle”? Even an elephant God travels in a mouse!! My disclaimer for this…

Culture exchange !! 

It’s a beautiful day! It’s absolutely lovely to see people wearing ethnic clothes! Festive mood is permeating! Even though work is keeping us busy, these kind of small changes, brings joy and peace in our lives! Diwali (or Deepavali) in India is always special! Thronging crowds shopping for the entire family, decked up houses with…

Who is God? 

Well, brought up by an orthodox Tamil Hindu family I was told constantly, that God will punish you if you do something wrong, a typical saying – “சாமி கண்ண குத்திரும்”, yes as a kid I used to wonder how will God blind the eyes, using a stick? Will it be in the night? Whilst asleep?…