Anantha Shayanam of Sri Bhagwan Vishnu

I am standing in front of the Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. From here onwards there is a long pathway that leads to the actual temple entrance. After putting away my mobile phone, in a locker provided on the temple grounds, I enter the temple from the main entrance. Almost immediately I…

Thought evolution

There was a time when his life was quite different from today. Everyday was a struggle because of his financial difficulties. He always felt that he never made enough money and that he is stuck in a monthly cycle that would be with him till the day he died.  Everytime an opportunity came along, something…

Monochromatic Memories

Hangzhou, China, June 10th 2015 We spent a beautiful day with our friend at his studio. The memories of that day are fresh and minty. It was a beautiful spring day. The studio was breezy and cool. The smell of fresh green sprouts filled my nostrils.     Julia played the Guqin "古琴" on the…

Pre-Monsoon Malabar

It all started with an extremely hot and humid day. A regular hot day which makes you give up any hope that you have. The heat rises up not only as hot air but also as that emotional updraught. Suddenly as the sepia colored world plunges into perpetual heat, a ray of hope rises on…

Motivate me!!!

Someone reminded me something yesterday, out of the blue, just like that. For her, it was just a couple of mundane and easy words, but to the right ears, such as mine, it resonated at the right wavelength. She said, "There are consequences to every decision we make in our lives". Those words are special…