A short story on ManiMahesh mountain and the waste management situation. It is based on an experience in the year 2017.
I get these questions a lot- Is it possible to buy land in Himachal? How does one rent a house? What is the cost of living? I try to answer these questions in this post. Click on the title to read on...
As Master Oogway would say, the best place to meditate is- now 🙂 The place doesn't matter since the purpose of meditation is not to be quiet when you go to a quiet place but rather, the purpose is to cultivate the faculty of awareness which would keep us quiet even in a noisy place. … Continue reading Best Places to Meditate in India
I've been living close to the Dhauladhars from 2013 and have taken immense delight and joy in the daily farming activities around. For the first few years around the Sidhbari region in Dharamshala and since October 2018, closer to Bir, Himachal Pradesh. I've played around little like helping out the locals with whatever is being … Continue reading Farming in Bir, Himachal Pradesh
I didn't know much about Adi Sankaracharya until recently when we went on the Narmada Parikrama, a 3500 km walking pilgrimage. Adi Sankaracharcya lived around the 8th century AD and is considered to be responsible for consolidating many of the ideas which are today known as Hinduism. The advaita vedanta philosophy or rather the advaita … Continue reading Meaning of Nirvanashatakam – Shivoham Shivoham
I seek the blessings of the divine and all masters on this sacred day of Guru Purnima before writing this post. We’re in 2020 and all of us just want to get done with it. “This too shall pass” is a phrase being used for everything. Yes, the times are challenging, some of us are … Continue reading This too shall pass. Really?
This account is of the first 10 days of the walk, directly from what I wrote in the diary. We have now walked 600km in 40 days and further posts are likely to be more integrated thoughts. Thanks to Kashyap Swaroop and people on the journey for pictures used in this post. We didn’t carry … Continue reading Walking the Narmada Parikrama
I remember when I was a child, I used to look forward to falling a little ill. That faint fever which slows you down, I used to call it the happy kind of sadness. More than 15 years later, when this memory comes back, it sparks something beautiful within. I still feel the same about … Continue reading Illness and Wellness
I spent a month in Taiwan in July 2017. This post is an outsider's take on the tech ecosystem of this beautiful country.
I’ve thought over this quite a bit over the past few years. From when certain norms condition you to take up the best job in terms of financial gain to a time to give up everything and go to the mountains to engaging oneself in intense physical labour. There is a certain kind of pleasure … Continue reading Why, how and where to work?