The exchanges between the pilot and the control center added to the exciting experience. From my seat, I had an incredible view of the Himalayan...
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After catching a viral cold at one of the Gyms in Mysore I looked for trails instead of Treadmills. Once I got used to the...
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“Amma, Anna,” Mamatha’s screams continued, now occurring every other minute, and the decibel of her screams increased as well. Finally, unable to bear it, my...
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My father-in-law died exactly a month ago. He was eighty-five when he died. My earliest memory of my father-in-law is the first dinner I had...
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Mental myopia. Once upon a time, there was an eagle in one of the grand old villages of India. It was the only eagle in...
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The universe has a way of staging events in your life, often composed and timed within a short period to teach you meanings. Call the...
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I loved adventures, even slightly dangerous ones. As a teenager, I tried to pinch a hippopotamus, climbing and leaning over the fence at Mysore Zoo,...
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Back hand, Ace, Love, drop, winner, unforced error, rally….With such words built into it, is it any wonder writers fall in love with this sport?...
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“Uncle, I know that you have been meditating for more than two decades and often speak about non-duality. But you have a private bar at...
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Mohan, I know you hate trekking with a group, but I want you to come to Kudremukh with me along with another thirty of us...
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They say, “The Best View Comes After the Hardest Climb, and It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” So take a high-altitude trek at...
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Hampi is the Pride of my home state Karnataka and a world heritage site. Hampi was so prosperous under the Vijaynagar empire that Italian and...
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Unless there is an important story worth the coverage, domestic workers are seldom discussed in our country. Yet, it is estimated that there are over...
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I had a rare aura and God-given gift that made wild Tigers go into hiding the moment they came within a mile's radius. I was...
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Jerash is a city in Jordan. It is one of the most complete examples of a Roman provincial town to be seen anywhere. To me,...
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Hindus consider the river Ganges as a sin-cleanser and the Himalayas as the abode of our mighty Gods. Hindus also believe that a dip in...
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Nowadays, I ask myself time and again what new Adventure I can take on, which new hobby or vocation I can try. But, of course,...
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I open the car door and see handsome, thirty-year-old me sobbing on the driver’s seat with his hands on the steering wheel. My Younger self...
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 I was contemplating the birth of my first child just as I was made to reflect the death of a person who gave me his...
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Our trek started at 7:00 in the morning. Anil brought along a local, Gautam, an expert on flowers who claimed to know more than a...
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Lessons from my 33 years of married life.
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“You don’t respect Amma as much as you ought to, Appa” my 20-year-old daughter told me several years ago. Thinking about how I treated my...
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What am I? When was I born?
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“Please do attend my daughter’s wedding,” said the nearly six feet, fair and gentlemanly Ramakrishna formally, in his soft voice. He got up from the...
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“Appa, you have to watch this movie. It is on Netflix. I will WhatsApp details” my daughter told me last week. Since her suggestions have...
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“I read your introduction in your website Mohan Sir, where you claim to be an SBNR person, a spiritual but not a religious person. What...
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“I want to tell you something before we meet up”, I said to the mother of the prospective groom for my daughter. The groom had...
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As I scroll to my next page on my Kindle trying to digest the daunting details of Dostoyevsky’s short story “the dream of a ridiculous...
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At a time when a new pandemic is threatening our lives, an important question faces humankind. “What is God doing about Corona Virus?” My spiritual...
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While we are told to get out and help victims of earthquakes and fires, we are now being told to stay away from victims carrying...
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The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
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“We do not ‘come into’ into this world. we come out of it; as the ocean ‘waves,’ the universe ‘peoples’,” said Alan Watts. I was...
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I am afraid of praying. I am scared because I fear that God might respond in a manner that is totally against my wish. This...
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“Is anyone here aware that Hitler sent an emissary to Tibet in search of pure Aryan blood?” I asked my fellow group members. It was...
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I watched the bartender wiping the wine glass, rubbing away the tiniest of grease marks and carefully investigating it again against the light before placing...
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“What is the difference between A.C. current and D.C. current?” asked the external examiner from Mangalore University at a Viva Voce exam of my Mechanical...
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It is rather sad that Society has always viewed mental illness as a sign of weakness. Often even the family members of the person with...
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Do you believe in entities? This blog is about my experience with the convictions of a business leader about them.
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Day after tomorrow is Vinayaka Chaturthi a day when we worship with Gratitude the God that destroys obstacles,Lord Ganesha. He is always portrayed with a...
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“How are you coping, Mohan? If anyone else was in your situation, he or she would have committed suicide,” a contrived business associate told me...
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“Mohan, I am pregnant,” Mamatha said just as a plane took off from the tarmac. I was in the STD booth of Bangalore airport sometime...
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There is a lovely song by the German band Enigma called “Return to Innocence.” The music video shows an older adult growing younger and younger...
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I learnt a big lesson about the importance of sleep and the role that mattresses and pillows play in ensuring sound sleep when I experienced...
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This journey of mine in the labyrinth of Land Mafia of Bangalore and a death threat that ultimately made me introspect deeply and transformed me...
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Whenever we encounter traumatic experiences, we see our lives unravel. We realise how life can change dramatically within minutes. The Greek tragedian philosopher, Aeschylus said...
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On a beautiful sunny morning in 2014 as I was returning home from my early morning jog, I saw Somashekara, a Pourakarmika (street cleaner) prostrating...
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I once formed an opinion based on clear and factual circumstantial evidence and learnt the biggest lesson of my life. Sometimes judgements made with what...
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If you remove your brain and keep it aside are “you” in the brain or the body? Do questions like these plague your mind? Why...
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