Faith: Secular, Non-secular?

There is a beautiful advantage of living in a multicultural society-you meet people from different cultures, faith, and religions which gives you a chance to know and acknowledge them. With my exploration, I have found that culture is not something restricted to definitions laid out in books or how political parties project it to be.…

Dealing with Uncertainty in the Post-COVID Era

Borders closed, unrealistic immigration rules, dwindling job market is what life in the post-COVID era looks like. While life is meant to be unpredictable, heightened restrictions on traveling and working has made uncertainty an inevitable part of our routine lives. These are the time times when passionate career goals have melted down to survival goals…

Wellington-Picton-Wellington

I have always loved celebrating birthdays with family and friends. Since this year my birthday happened to be on a weekday (when everyone is busy in their routines), I decided to celebrate it with a 2-days solo trip. Trust me, it was worth it. This time my destination for solo trip was Picton in South…

दुर्गाष्टमी (Durga Ashtami)

Today is अष्टमी (Ashtami), the eight day of चैत्र नवरात्रि (Chaitra Navratri). After fasting for 7 days and observing faith and gratitude, this is the day to honor and worship the 9 different forms of Maa Durga. The 9 forms are शैलपुत्री, ब्रह्मचारिणी, चन्द्रघंटा, कूष्माण्डा, स्कंदमाता, कात्यायनी, कालरात्रि, महागौरी, सिद्धिदात्री (Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata,…

Holi and its Colors

It’s time of the year to play with colors and flowers to acknowledge the beauty in our lives. It’s time of the year to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and flowers. Holi is celebrated on the last full moon day in फाल्गुन मास (month of Phalgun). Phalgun is the last month of the Hindu…

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

It’s an honor to write about the iconic Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose whose undeterred spirit and patriotism led India to achieve independence in those difficult circumstances. January 23, 2021 marks his 125th birth anniversary and has been marked as Parakram (courage, valour) Divas by the Indian Government. Well, His courage did uproot…

Makar Sankranti

Sankranti is defined as the movement/transmigration of Sun from one zodiac/constellation to another. It happens every month. What’s special about Makar Sankranti? Makar Sankranti is a time of the year when Surya (Sun) moves to Makar (Capricorn) rashi. As per Vedic astrology, Makar(Capricorn) rashi is ruled by Shani (Saturn). It is the time when the…