We appreciate good stories and are shocked by nasty ones. We quickly distinguish between chalk and cheese just by looking at things superficial. We forget that nothing happens without a reason.
This section would take an in-depth look at the good, bad and ugly of various news pieces that come our way. It would also explore the reasons that lead to ultimate joy as well as provide a closer look at qualities that elevate a human being to a stage of divine joy.
But for some of us, the problem isn’t that we don’t pay any heed to this popular discourse, rather we pay too much. So much that we forget something very essential to our survival – the self.read more
Let us be realistic and welcome the global surge in Yoga even if it means ‘asanas’ At least, it has introduced Yoga to millions around the world. So how do we learn Yoga? Go to a guru, watch videos on You Tube or get a book. The most famous modern classic is ‘Light on Yoga’ by B. K. S. Iyengar, the world’s foremost authority, which is a step by step, detailed and serious treatise with photographs of various stages of postures.read more
Buddha was to give an extremely special talk one day. Thousands of people from miles around had come. When Buddha arrived, he was holding a flower. Time passed but Buddha said nothing.read more
But it turns out that Gregory was intentionally driving Paula crazy so that he could look for Paula’s aunt’s lost jewels in her attic without raising suspicion. Infact, Gregory was the murderer of Paula’s aunt. Thanks to the detective work of the police, his scheme is exposed, Gregory is arrested and Paula is free from his sinister influence.read more
Qawwali is the famous Sufi devotional music popular on the Indian subcontinent. It’s a vibrant musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years. Originally performed mainly at Sunni Sufi shrines throughout the subcontinent, it has also gained mainstream popularity.read more
A decade ago, some psychologists came up with a solution to set up Rage Rooms in the parliaments of all the countries and they said that parliaments, corporate offices, schools, and universities need such rooms as they need toilets.read more
You must have heard about the beautiful Sufi legend of Majnu and Laila. It is not an ordinary love story. The word Majnu means mad, mad for god. And Laila is the symbol of god. Sufis think of god as the beloved; Laila means the beloved. Everybody is a Majnu,read more
When you see your child undergoing a discomforting emotion, do not suppress it in the child because it makes you feel uncomfortable. Rather use it as an opportunity to help the child recognise and understand what he/she is going through.read more
By Swami Anand Kul Bhushan Mention the word ‘Sufi’ in North India, and the instant response is ‘Mast Kalandar’, a popular qawwali or chorus song. But few people know that it honours a very revered Sufi saint, Jhoole Laal Shahbaz Qalandar (1177–1274), who lived in...read more
Nandita Kochar Step on someone’s toe or accidentally hit them with your arm, and there it comes out easily whooshing out of our mouths, “I am sorry!” But when it comes to emotionally turbulent times, why is it so hard to say the same words? Why don’t we hear more...read more