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Autobiography of a Yoganandini

One Milestone Reached

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September 11, 2018

I completed two levels of Nirahara Samyama. Now the real challenge begins. I have already come this far before. I already knew I can come this far. The next…

Autobiography of a Yoganandini

Stable As a Tree

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September 5, 2018

This is a short account of today, Day 4 of Nirahara Samyama. Yesterday was the “break day,” where we are required to take a break, and eat. As it…

Autobiography of a Yoganandini

It Is Ok To Be Misunderstood

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September 3, 2018

Today was the second day of Nirahara Samyama. I woke up feeling immensely hungry. But when I looked deeper into the sensation, it was an empty stomach rumbling, and…

Autobiography of a Yoganandini

To Krishna, With Love

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September 2, 2018

I usually have a vision or concept in mind when I start painting something. The end product might be different, but the vision is alive, fresh, available to me….

Autobiography of a Yoganandini

Living Without Food In A Hungry World

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September 1, 2018

I had forgotten what day it is. As usual. I don’t really keep a track of the days of the week, except for calendared events, and scheduled meetings. I…

Non non-fiction

What It Is To Be A Writer

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August 13, 2018

A writer writes. Obviously.

But not everyone who writes is a “writer.” To be a writer is to be many things at the same time.

A writer builds special muscles, brain…

Just Saying

The Monday Syndrome

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August 6, 2018

It’s Monday. One more Monday. One more time. Can’t you just delete Mondays from your calendar? Along with everything scheduled on a Monday, ofcourse. That’s the point, right?

It’s got…

Non non-fiction

A Seasoned Warrior

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July 25, 2018

A seasoned warrior tries to avoid battles many times. That is not his weakness. It’s his compassion. Because he knows how much damage he can do if he gets…

Stories

Keyboarding Around the Web

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July 25, 2018

She wondered why she was sad. It is not like her being sad would make someone happy. Or would it? Was someone wishing her to be unhappy? It was…

Non non-fiction

How Cats are Different When it Comes to Love

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June 30, 2018

Cats are some of the most misunderstood creatures. They are not really mean. They just express themselves differently. In a world that is fast becoming insensitive to all things…

Non non-fiction

What Happens When You Start Doing Something Creative

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June 30, 2018

When you start making art, or doing something else that requires you to squeeze all your creativity out of you, you literally face the best and worst parts of…

Non non-fiction

The Ups & Downs of Making Art

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June 30, 2018

Making art is a funny business. Beautiful, but funny.

To make art you need inspiration. When you make art, you share that inspiration with scores of people. Yet, what happens…

Non non-fiction

How I got My Life Back – In Memory of Chester Bennington

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July 21, 2017

I still remember listening to “Numb” and feeling like it was closer to how I felt than I’d like to admit.

I was young, reasonably rich, unhappy, and with no…

Non non-fiction

How Chris Cornell Died: What You Need to Know

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June 4, 2017
The cause of Chris Cornell's death was hanging. What was the cause of hanging? Depression doesn't kill people. Pills do.
Non non-fiction

Fluoride, the Biggest Lie You Have Ever Been Sold

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May 25, 2017
Fluoride is a poison. Anything told to you differently, is a lie, sugar-coated in more poison.
Autobiography of a Yoganandini

He Walked by With a Smile

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November 14, 2016

He walked  by with a smile. Inside me, a part of me knew that His every smile, every gesture carries importance. In that moment I was just soaked in…

Non non-fiction

The One With the Earbuds

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September 22, 2016

It’s one of those embarrassing things you don’t like to talk about. I had an ear pain. And I had run out of ear buds. I saw one time-worn…

Autobiography of a Yoganandini

Many Lives, One Answer

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September 15, 2016

She was standing outside her class X classroom, waiting. She peeped in to see if the class was over. He was sitting there, in the teacher’s chair, with his…

Non non-fiction

Why Not a Bloodless Eid?

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September 12, 2016
Why Eid is the Biggest Massacre Unstopped by Animal Rights Organizations
Non non-fiction

The Case of the Misplaced Letter Paper Size

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April 20, 2016

Amongst the many vices of that great country called the US of A, the one that is perhaps the most ignored is the startling dearth of the multiplicity of paper…

Photo Stories

The Evening of the Boat

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April 16, 2016

The sun was setting and it was that time of the evening when you don’t see the Sun’s glow, it’s just about to blend into space, out of sight….

Photo Stories

I Will Just Have to Travel Back in Time

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April 13, 2016

I looked at the passages and wondered who had walked here, for what purpose? What was this passage like a few hundred years ago? Was it cleaner? Did it…

Photo Stories

With the Oceans Between Us

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April 12, 2016

He stood there & I stood here
With the oceans between us
And yet, that is not the distance which bothered me

Photo Stories

Want to Fly… But Where?

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April 10, 2016

There are certain oxymorons that I’m particularly fond of. Some of them I made up myself.

One of them is – lazy traveller. Yeah, I can be that. NO, not…

Just Saying

If Music Be the Food of Love, Shut Up

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March 12, 2016

Ugh, that strain again! It has now become an ear-worm and you are beating me on the head with it. The appetite got sickened and died ten years ago.

Sorry…

Flash Fiction

I Looked When He Wasn’t Looking

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March 12, 2016

I looked at him when he wasn’t looking. There is something about looking at someone when they are not looking at you, just being. Whenever someone looks back at…

Non non-fiction

Why I’m Making My Photos Available Under Creative Commons

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February 25, 2016

I have a database of 15,000+ photos. That should explain it. Creative commons are an outlet.

On one fine evening, when watching the Sun set, and sipping my extra strong filter coffee,…

Photo Stories

A Pink Flamingo Sunrise

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February 20, 2016

I stood there, with my feet soaked in mud. I was afraid to move even an inch; didn’t want to scare them away. I slowly waded forward, pulled by…

Autobiography of a Yoganandini

Time is Not Linear, It is an Ocean

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February 18, 2016

I stood there, gazing at the sea waves crashing and receding, crashing and receding, with so much force yet so much softness. The ferocious water quickly turned to surf…

Non non-fiction

Creativity Requires Courage!

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September 6, 2013

Creativity requires exploration, experimentation and reason-less play. All of these require courage, because they require you to step outside of the perimeter of your daily activities and fixed beliefs….