Return to the land

Even as the degradation of urban life continues to spiral, sensitive urbanites are awakening and making individual efforts to repair the damage, or at any rate distance themselves from our present...

Gentleman (and lady) Farmers

Tired of eating poison-laced food in the name of chemical farming, a few good men and women decided to  go back to  the art of growing food in collaboration with nature, instead of exploiting it,...

Walking with death

Most spiritual masters and teachers advocate meditating on death. They affirm, time and time again, that only death can give us the secret of life. At some level I understood this, because during...

Reverse varicose veins

When I am at a shopping mall or airport, my attention is often drawn to the people who stand most of the day, such as nurses, surgeons, people on the shop floor and hospitality industry. Standing...

For love, peace, and Mother Earth

Pope Francis, the 266th pope  of the Roman Catholic Church, has emerged with a stunning range of initiatives which are inclusive, compassionate, responsible and radical, worthy of Jesus Christ...

Where Adi Sankaracharya was born

A calm and quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A beautiful garden with lovely red, blue, orange and yellow flowers in gay array; fluttering butterflies of different colours and...