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‘Michhami Dukkadam’..Forgiveness

What is ‘Michhami Dukkadam’? Michchhami means to be fruitless (forgiven) and Dukkadam (Dushkrut) means bad deeds.  Michchhami Dukkadam is a Jain prayer for forgiveness. The words say “May the bad deeds done to you by me be fruitless. When you … Continue reading

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KARMA

KARMA Once upon a time there was a small time business man from a small village who used to sell butter in the nearby town. A big shop owner in the town was his regular customer. The villager used to … Continue reading

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The King, the Guru and a Kingdom

Once there was a very rich, good king. Over the years, he grew weary and just wanted stress less, peace of mind. He went to a Guru and fell at his feet and said “Can you tell me how to … Continue reading

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Break time-relaxing strategies

When my kids were going to school and then the granddaughters..a small box was filled with biscuits or snacks to be eaten as elevenses as it used to be called. Lunchtime was a bigger box with a meal. Most often … Continue reading

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TELLING THE BEES

There is an ancient chant in the Tamizh Veda Marai tradition. These are called Thirumurai Padikangal and was composed by the Naalvar or four famous poet saints of Tamizh spiritual and literary tradition. I have been chanting a few of … Continue reading

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TWO HOURS TO DINNER..PN

A: Hi B: Hello! B: Hello! Hello! Are you there? A: Hmmmmmmm! B: What’s the matter? You don’t sound very enthusiastic? Anything the matter? A: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! B: For heaven’s sake…..what are you doing? Just hmmmmmmmmming away! A: Standing in front … Continue reading

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Best, Worst, Probable Scenario of the World in Five Years

My husband Raju Natarajan talks of a crystal ball into which he looks and sees the future. I look around, and see the optics of where life is going to take me and you. My Vedanta teaches me to live … Continue reading

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A DAY IN THE LIFEOF NN

Corona virus has knocked the day light out of me, if not everyone. By nature I am an out-door person. In retirement I have rarely spent a whole day staying at home. I usually go on errands to buy one thing … Continue reading

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Recipes for my granddaughters, grandnephews and grandnieces

Food always tastes better when you recollect childhood tastes. That is because food is inextricably linked with love, security and familial feeling. When you look back and remember the dishes cooked by your grandmom or if you have eaten meals … Continue reading

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Living in the NOW!..NN

Living in the Now will mean different things to different people.  For a daily worker in India in the unorganised sector who needs to earn his wage working everyday to keep hunger away, it is not an option but a … Continue reading

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