Daffodils in the Desert: Ground breaking at Abu Dhabi

It is a nippy sunday morning and the better half and self is chatting up on the breakfast table on the twitter flutter of the day – ground breaking for a Hindu temple in UAE, with Government leaders at the apex in attendance. As perhaps the title of this article allures, neither is a temple or for that matter Hinduism a daffodil nor is the UAE a desert in the way we understand deserts. But the news did create a buzz in our ‘Event’ – which the better half-jokingly calls…

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Collaboration @ Corporates – An Integration of Feminine & Masculine

Collaboration – there was a time this word was relatively new in Corporate India. That was when the masculine form of leadership was prevalent. Authority, power, decisiveness, clarity (masculine traits and all of which are required) came into force……and the feminine aspects of leadership of nurturing, collaboration, patience, staying with ambiguity – were in the shadow. As there is rise in the consciousness of the feminine in society, corporates and their chieftains started adopting the feminine – atleast in words. Often, we hear Leaders prescribing – “collaborate with your colleagues,…

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Weddings Apart!

“The make-up is too dark, makes her look artificial”, said the bride’s aunt.  “How many bangles are you wearing?”, said another aunt – counting the gold bangles assiduously without waiting for an answer – perhaps also making correlations tolas the bride is wearing. Another one buzzing in takes a look at the bride and adjusts her hair gives her another look and says – “that’s better!”, the magical touch? Lakshmi, the bride smiling appropriately through all this – finely subjecting herself to judgmental evaluations. “Where is the ‘boy’?” – mother…

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Glory of Hinduism

According to Swami Vivekananda, “The Hindus have received their religion through revelation, the Vedas. They hold that the Vedas are without beginning and end. It may sound ludicrous to this audience, how a book can be without a beginning or an end. But by the Vedas no book are meant. They mean the accumulated treasury of spiritual laws discovered by different persons at different times. Just as the law of gravitation existed before its discovery and would exist if all humanity forgot it, so is it with laws that govern…

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