A couple of weeks ago, I got an interesting email in my inbox: “to be part of a new yoga movement and community”; the offer was to try their product, a new yoga wear. As any fellow blogger will relate,… Read More ›
Can you give up your wants and live peacefully with needs?
Four months since I blogged. I apologize for not being in touch. I was working on a huge project at home… a project of evaluating needs vs. wants, a project fuelled by my Yoga practice. It started with a simple… Read More ›
Do you evaluate your needs vs. wants?
How often do you evaluate your needs vs. wants? This question is not to a person who is evaluating survival vs. living but to a person who is managing to live life reasonably well. We may never admit it openly,… Read More ›
What’s so celebratory about the New Year?
Another year-end. Another New Year. What’s so celebratory about a date in a paper (or digital) calendar that gets millions of us around the world to cheer, drink, revel and make merry? Don’t get me wrong: this is not a… Read More ›
Should you turn off your Internet to take a break?
Should you? The short answer is: yes. The long: Last month, I unplugged our home Internet cable for a break. For three weeks. Three weeks of no virtual connectivity. No news updates. No blogging, no Facebook or Twitter updates, no… Read More ›
Why am I unplugging the Internet cable for three weeks?
It has been a busy summer. I’ve had some projects to work on – consulting on diversity issues, production work, and a few writing assignments (will share about an exciting writing project soon). Also, read some interesting writings to further… Read More ›
Is Karma stupid?
This morning, I saw a tweet on “karma” from Connie Jakab, a dear friend. It had just three words: “Karma is stupid” with a link to her latest blog post. I immensely respect Connie. She is an author, social justice… Read More ›
Stop cultural appropriation of Yoga: Yoga is all about Hinduism, albeit without the ism
Yoga is not teaching religion. Or is it? A California judge has ruled that Yoga in a public school’s fitness program does not amount to teaching children religion because it is rooted in American culture. To me, the whole debate on whether Yoga… Read More ›
Eating like a yogini (2): Foods according to the Indian dharmic texts
This post is second in the series of Eating like a yogini. To read (1), click here. The diet logic according to the Indian religious (dharmic) texts: The first question that comes to any conditioned mind is: why should I… Read More ›
Eating like a yogini (1): Why a vegetarian diet?
Tired of listening to benefits of being a vegetarian? Doesn’t make sense to let go of a dinner of steak and wine? Or give up delicious hamburgers? And what about butter chicken? That tastes heavenly and so does lamb curry…. Read More ›