An African in Greenland – Book Review

An African in Greenland – Book Review

I don’t remember how I came to know about this book but the title – An African in Greenland – and its declared contents captivated me. An African making his dream of living in Greenland come true in the sixties. I love to travel and (MORE)

“Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”

“Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”

This Christmas Eve, like the previous one, is unusually silent around the world, with the trauma of the pandemic weighing us down. Two hundred years ago, war, natural catastrophes and poverty were what drove an Austrian priest to pen the famous “Silent Night, Holy Night” (MORE)

Wabi Sabi –  A Japanese Philosophy for Life

Wabi Sabi – A Japanese Philosophy for Life

I recently came across the Japanese term Wabi Sabi and have been thinking about it a lot. Wabi-Sabi, I have read, is multi-faceted concept and as always with linguistic terms, there is no direct translation of it into English. What Does Wabi Sabi Mean? According (MORE)

The Modern South Asian Matrimonial Ads

The Modern South Asian Matrimonial Ads

South Asian newspapers and online media, whether they are published in South Asia or abroad for the diaspora, are famous for one thing: The Matrimonial Ads Section. It is through this section that parents venture out beyond the world of the immediate contacts and the (MORE)

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)