Elixir for life

By Punya Srivastava Without water, we perish. And yet our present systems operate from the notion that water is an unlimited resource. No wonder that a water crisis is looming world over, particularly in India. How can we as individuals manage water more responsibly; and are there any solutions to this crisis in indigenous practices, asks Punya Srivastava             “When the well is dry,

Go solar

By Darshan Goswami Darshan Goswami makes a strong argument for India to harness concentrated solar power, a renewable, safe and clean resource, for its future energy needs Solar energy: India’s hope for the future Solar energy is an enormous resource that is readily available in all countries throughout the world, and all the space above the earth. Long ago scientists calculated that an hour’s worth of

When women create the world

By K Geethanjali The International Women’s Conference organised by AOL in Bengaluru was a telling sign of the increasing power of women, says K Geethanjali Everything in this universe has a purpose and we have a higher purpose. Recognising this, and valuing life, is harmony,” said Smt. Bhanumathi Narasimhan, the chairperson at the 6th International Women’s Conference in Bengaluru on February 7, 2014,

Too busy to live?

By Ranjit Rao In our modern pursuit of busyness, we court illness, unhappiness and depression, observes Ranjit Rao Somewhere along the way in developed countries, being busy became a revered state to be in. Busyness became associated with purpose, efficiency, power and with money. When asked, “How are you?”, how often do you answer “Busy”, with a disgruntled shake of the head, and an exasperated expression on

Real happiness

Once there was a king who had presented his daughter with a beautiful diamond necklace. Sadly, the necklace was stolen. The king offered a reward of Rs 50,000 for anyone who found it. One day, a clerk was walking along a polluted river next to an industrial area. Suddenly, the clerk saw something shimmering in the river and when he looked, he saw the diamond necklace. He decided to catch it so that he could get the reward. He put his

This, I know

By Anita Moorjani I detach myself from preconceived outcomes and trust that all     is well.  This is really the only thing I have to do. And within     that framework, everything that is truly mine comes into my life effortlessly, in the most magical and unexpected way, demonstrating every day the power and love of who I truly am. I can’t say this strongly enough, but our feelings about