2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 390 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

2015 – The journey

2015 has come to an end. So soon! This felt like the shortest year in my life. I can still remember the beginning of the year, what was I planning, let me recall, yes! Writing a book and reducing weight. I am carrying them both to 2016. Did not accomplish any of my 2015 resolutions […]

Ever ending Love

  The sound of the idling engine came to a halt and Ramu understood that Raghav has come back home. He went running out of the house to welcome Raghav. The driver took out the folded wheelchair from the boot of the car and placed it on the ground. He then opened the passenger door […]

I for Ila

I for Ila Ila is an androgyne from hindu mythology. He was born as Sudhyumna, a male child, to King Manu and his wife Shraddha. He once trespassed into Sharavana (the forest of reeds), the sacred grove of Shiva and Parvati. Shiva had laid a spell on the forest that all male intruders except Shiva […]

H for Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu

Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu are two Asura brothers from the Hindu Puranic scriptures. They were born to sage Kashyap and his wife Diti. They were the  gatekeepers of Viakunta, Vishnu’s abode, in their earlier life. Their names were Jaya and Vijaya. Legend says that Jaya and Vijaya ridiculed and did not allow four […]

G for Garuda

G for Garuda Garuda is a humanoid bird known to be the vahana(mount) of Lord Vishnu. Garuda is depicted as a strong man with a white face, red wings, and an eagle’s beak and with a crown on his head. He is known to be massive enough to block the sun. Garuda and Naga are […]

F for Flood myth

F stands for Flood Myth Flood myth is a narrative of a great flood sent out by deities to destroy civilization often in an act of divine retribution. I got acquainted with flood myths hearing the stories of Matsya Purana, Noah’s ark and then lately the Hollywood movie 2012.  Even as an adult I am […]