Turmeric, Teradata and Dining Table

turmeric and teradataTo all my girls who can cook with turmeric and talk about teradata on the conference call at the same time.

We come from a time and place where family dinners are valued. They provide a sense of nourishment in both the physical and the dimension of the soul. Mothers enjoy the process as they know that it is building their kids stronger and keeping the family together. Yes, in many ways, family cooking keeps us all together and rooted.

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Expensive Simplicity

Simple is not cheap. A oxymoron, yes. Yes, it sounds contradictory but it is very difficult to be simple. Simple in the mind, the thoughts, the deeds and the action. For example, a lot of us, try to maintain a healthy life style. We know it is not good to eat processed foods. How many times do we give in to the urge? Or being an early riser daily is the most simplistic but one of the most difficult habits to master for most of us.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, Davinci, most famous for the Mona Lisa, found elegance and sophistication in simple things. Simple life, being content with what we have, all easy to say but very difficult to do.

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Tryst with Destiny and India

maxresdefaultIf I have to say one phrase that represents India in my mind, it is this – “Tryst with Destiny”. The fight for independence and the subsequent events hold a prominent part in the history of India. History buffs or those older, who know the significance of this phrase will know it as the speech that was delivered by Nehru on the eve of India’s independence.

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now that time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”

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Philosophy in a song

What if you heard a song which captures the essence of life? A song that is as profound as reading the Upanishads or hearing a discourse from a seer. That is how I felt when I heard this song – “Entha varaku, endu koraku”.

The movie was and is exceptional. If you want to describe in one line – it is like any other love story. A spoilt rich guy falls in love with an orphan, they have a tiff and he goes finding her and confesses his love. Run of the mill fare right. But then the way it has been told is amazing. Continue reading