Diwali: Light the Lamp of Wisdom

    Diwali or Deepavali is amongst the most celebrated Indian festivals. The word Deepavali originates from two Sanskrit words ‘Deepa’ which means ‘light’ and ‘Avali’ which means ‘a row’. This is why Deepavali is called ‘the festival of lights’. […]

    Dassera: The Triumph of Good over Evil

    Celebrated in the month of Ashvin (September/October) according to the Hindu calendar. Dassera is an important festival that is celebrated across the length and breadth of India. Also known as Vijayadashami, Dassera marks Goddess Durga’s victory in battle over the mighty asura demon, Mahishasura who was part animal. The holy trinity comprising Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara had created goddess Durga to kill the powerful Mahishasura who had been harassing the devas (gods). Dassera has immense mythological significance. As per the Ramayana, Lord Rama invoked the blessings of Goddess Durga by performing ‘chandi puja’ to kill the ten-headed king of Lanka, Ravana, who had abducted his wife, Sita. Dassera marks the day on which Lord Ram vanquished Ravana. This is why effigies of Ravana are burnt at various places across India on Dassera. […]

    Bhagavad Gita – Guide For The Young

    While the rest of the world was still in the dark ages the wise Indian had discovered the formula for Excellence. The focus shifted from conquering the world to gaining control over the mind. The era of meritocracy came into being. Develop merit, the world will amply reward you. An excellent musician, outstanding sportsperson or brilliant scientist needs only to focus on mastering his skill. Wealth, fame and accolades will follow. The Age of Knowledge Capital dawned in India centuries ago! […]

    Matter & Spirit

    Children enjoy playing with masks. The more grotesque the mask, the greater is the thrill. Their amusement springs from knowing that the masks are different from them. They are immune to the aberrations of the masks. […]

    The Inner Dilemma

    The Bhagavad Gita is about celebration of life, not asceticism and denial. It encourages us to find the Higher while remaining in the world, not running away from it. Though 5000 years old, it is timeless. The inner space of doubt and indecision, emptiness and unfulfilment that Arjuna faced is one we all know. The eternal principles enunciated in the Gita have inspired generations of young seekers across the world in search of success, happiness and spiritual growth. […]

    Bhagavad Gita – India’s Spiritual Treasure

    Rediscovering India’s spiritual treasure…   The Bhagavad Gita is a collection of timeless truths. It comprises eternal principles that are as valid today as they were many thousands of years ago. And it will remain a guiding light for generations to come. These truths form the lighthouses that guide us in the turbulent ocean of life. […]


    Seva: The Spirit of Service

    One of the cornerstones of a spiritual seeker’s journey is seva , service. Seva goes much beyond actual service. It is an attitude. When we work in a spirit of seva , we think about what we can give in any interaction rather than what we can gain from it. […]

    Love, Actually?

    Feature written by Rama Tandon Guy meets girl. They fall in love. A beautiful relationship begins. Somewhere along the way, something goes wrong. Suddenly, his temper becomes annoying. Her stubbornness irritates him. And the relationship becomes more an issue of tolerating rather than loving. Weren’t these qualities present before? Is there something wrong with them? Was it his fault or hers? Was it anyone’s fault at all? These are experiences we come across every now and then. Tales of two wonderful people but a not so wonderful ending.   […]