Paul Theroux’s Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Paul Theroux’s Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Paul Theroux’s Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is in a way a sequel to his first book, The Great Railway Bazaar, which was published in 1975. For the second book, which is made up of 496 pages and was published in 2008, he takes (MORE)

A South Indian Treatment for Backpain

A South Indian Treatment for Backpain

I have been battling some lower back and knee issues for a while. Never on a permanent basis, but on-and-off for a few years. Since recently, however, I felt my back was acting up again affecting my yoga and other healthy living plans, so it (MORE)

seek yourself in you, not in others

seek yourself in you, not in others

I was reading an essay by Raj Patel on a recent edition of the Guardian newspaper from the UK. The Indo-British author/professor/film maker was decrying the global trend to consider him as the ‘Maithreya’, the next Buddha/Messiah who would save the earth from an imminent (MORE)

Being happy

Being happy

What is happiness? Despite all the technological advances we have made, happiness seems to elude most of us. The worst thing is that many of us do not even know what happiness is. Sometime back, I got the opportunity to read Masaru Emoto’s “controversial book”, (MORE)

Happiness

Happiness

What is happiness? Despite all the technological advances we have made, happiness seems to elude most of us. The worst thing is that many of us do not even know what happiness is. Sometime back, I got the opportunity to read Masaru Emoto’s “controversial book”, (MORE)

Don’t Stop Dreaming

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
How true it is. As young people we dream a lot – we dream of a good life with good friends. We dream about being rebellious; we dream about doing unconventional things; we dream about travelling around the world; we dream about a better world not just for ourselves, but for all others.

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and (MORE)