Responsible living

Dear Reader, We are now at the very fag end of 2015. I don’t know about you, but for me, every year seems to spin by even faster than the last. It seems only yesterday that we were welcoming the birth of 2015, and now here it is, virtually on its death bed! I would advocate bidding the year a conscious goodbye. By this I mean taking stock of the year, and seeing what you have gained, what you have lost; what are the

A return to balance

By Punya Srivatsava Can we lead a life that walks lightly on Planet Earth? Can we shrug off the wants that bind us, and find a lifestyle that enables us to lead a rich happy life in harmony with nature? Punya Srivastava offers four inspiring examples of families who have made the curve, and regained Paradise On a recent vacation in Goa, I happened to stay in Saraya, an eco-stay bed-and-breakfast place with its own

Freedom from stress

By Saraswathi Vasudevan The judicious practice of asanas and pranayama can free the mind and body of stress, says Saraswathi Vasudevan Yoga has always defined stress as a projection of our mind’s distorted perception of reality. A confused, fragmented mind invariably guides us to act in ways that perpetuate suffering instead of resolving it. All painful experiences, and negative emotions get stored in the physical body,

Fulfill their needs

By Suma Varughese Instead of being put off by the plethora of emotional and psychological needs that drive behavior, Suma Varughese is perceiving the wisdom of catering to those needs Some of the most transforming moments of my life have occurred when I erred, and instead of being reprimanded or put down, I was met by full-hearted acceptance and forgiveness. My mother, particularly, has offered me this gift on several occasions,

Anger: The enemy on earth

By Barbara Briggs As damaging as anger is, it can be conquered when established in the stability of our true nature, says Barbara Briggs Arjuna said: What is it that compels a man to Commit sin, even involuntarily, As if driven by force, O Varshneya?” The Blessed Lord said: It is desire; it is anger, born of Rajo-guna, all-consuming and most evil. Know this to be the enemy here on earth. -Bhagavad Gita, Ch.

Crowning glory

By Naini Setalvad Gorge on leafy greens, nuts, seeds, salads, fruits and good fats for shiny, healthy, bouncy hair, says Naini Setalvad Each day, we are bombarded with hair products that promise to make our hair thick, long, strong and glossy. A natural consequence of the importance of hair in making us look good. Even if we have sublime features, our appearance will suffer if our mane is wild, unkempt or