The Sacred Element Of Water – A tribute to Avan Ardivisur Banu on the occasion of Avan Parabh on 24th March

Tomorrow, 24th March marks Avan-Nu-Parabh – a celebration of the sacred element of water, with Avan Ardivisur Banu as its presiding deity. Water is a sacred element in almost every religion and even today, higher liturgical ceremonies require water. Life itself began with the single-cell amoeba in water from where it evolved over several millenniums […]

Star Crossed Lovers

Love is the only fundamental principle of existence and the highest religion in the world. Everyone needs love and no one can live without it. It’s like oxygen. But then, love is also difficult at times and we can’t enjoy only the parts we like. With love comes the potential for hurt, rejection and unhappiness. […]

The Kumbh Mela

A ‘Mela’ is a religious pilgrimage or a fair which uplifts man’s spiritual aspirations. Religious melas are mentioned in the Mahabharat. Then again, Chaucer mentions them in his Canterbury Tales delineating various human temperaments on one such pilgrimage. The Kumbh Mela is an ancient Indian tradition and antiquity has imparted to it its inspiration. Even the Chinese traveller, Hieuen Tsiang who […]

Celebrity Marriages

The German philosopher Goethe said that “Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing and a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.” Now, in a way, every married couple is a ‘Karmic Couple’ since marriage is the biggest Karmic-connection to settle trials and dues of past births. However, today an ordinary […]