Hard times, soft grace

Our cover story this month deals with a subject that can give comfort and hope to all those enduring challenges. We look at the relationship between karma and grace. If all is determined by the iron...

When karma meets grace

Even though we may be beset with dire challenges, grace comes to our aid by strengthening us, creating propitious circumstances and sending people and opportunities with which  to overcome it, says...

The spirit of newness

My morning usually starts with cooking for the day. Most of the time, I give in to comfort, convenience and habit, and cook the same old Malayali dishes that are familiar, and which I quite enjoy....

Healing hearts, greening fields

Jamuna Rangachari meets Tripti Jain and Biplab Ketan Paul whose simple but powerful devise, the Bhungroo, is enabling marginal farmers to store excess water during the monsoon for use in arid...

The school of nature

The Sholai School in Tamil Nadu, founded by Brian Jenkins, a follower of J Krishnamurti, is an example of nurturing children in gentle collaboration with nature,  says Jamuna...

The power of love

Relating to people is not easy.  There was a time when I used to be a soft target for criticism, personal attacks and belittling. And since I had implicit trust in my critics, I tried to get their...