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''Kaalachakra'' or the wheel of time is on a roll - which phase are you in?

We all go through ''phases'' in life - you probably know what I am talking about as you recall the good years you had and those that saw you struggling. I have a ''kaalachakra'' theory for these phases. The toughest and most scary times aren't so tough at all once we have faced it with conviction and courage that ''this too shall tide over."  
Every human being goes through the wheel of Time and no one escapes it. So, no matter who you are, how ''high" you are in the hierarchy of life, you too will go through the wheel of time, which means you are not exempted from the struggles and trials, period. In the process, you are creating your own karma, which stems out of your free will.  

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How you react to your struggles and tough moments is where your growth, as a human being, is given a definition and a direction. It signals your evolution to the Univer…
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An easy guide for Muggles: Three Ways to embrace a Happier Self

For those who are struggling every day to ''lift" themselves on the spiritual path, it is a constant struggle because there are so many levels to juggle. The relationships that we co-create with others, the experiences of conflict and disappointment that it often brings and the attachment we place on the results of our actions - it is NOT easy at all to balance these things or to stay detached from what is happening. So, how do you embrace a happier self on the path?


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Meditation

Every religion advocates contemplation of God and to bask in Higher Awareness of the Creator who may be referred to in different names and forms. You can call your father ''Daddy" or "Achan" or ''Appa" or "Papa". The important thing is not what you call him but how deep a bond you have while you address him - the energies at play, the trust, the confidence you have in bringing the relationship to life - that lies at the crux of your …

Does sincerity have any value in the real world? The answer may surprise you!

Does it ever happen to you that you ask a question about something materialistic in your prayer to God and you don't get any response? But you get an immediate response when you ask a query related to spirituality? 

It happens all the time with me. This has been the story of my life ever since I was a child, not that I am complaining. Let me share with you a recent example.

The other day, the word ''sincerity" kept popping up within me. 

And in my prayers to my Guru - Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba - I asked, "What is the point of being sincere in an insincere world? Does it have any value at all? It's not like you get any special brownie points for it in Heaven."

Personally, I have always felt that sincerity is a burden than a blessing. When you are sincere, you do everything with sincerity. 

Even something as simple as asking ''How are you?" has become a formality. How many people ask it with sincerity? Whenever I do something, I ask myself const…

Hotel Park Ascent in Noida has a mindblowing party menu you wish you knew about sooner

How many of you know that Hotel Park Ascent in Noida has a delectable buffet spread that is just perfect for your next party? I am not kidding about this. It’s true and, now that you have been informed, let me tell you how to make it worth your money.
First, decide the number of guests you plan to call and then finalise which banquet hall you want to opt for.  You will be shown a few halls - each one breathtakingly dazzling than the previous - and the prices are affordable. I highly recommend that you nurture a pro-active, warm relationship with the Banquets Manager who is in charge of making your party experience a truly memorable one as it was for me.
Once you finalize the hall, the tough part comes next - to finalize the menu. They give you so many delectable package options that it took me three days to figure out what I wanted for the party.
Since we were planning a children's birthday party, we loved choosing the kind of snacks that children enjoy - and we were not wrong. Chill…

World Book Day: An Introvert's Perspective on Books as a Refuge

Books and bookshops have always been a part of my life. 
As a child stranded between cultures far too often, it suited me to find refuge in the world of books. I didn't know then that I was an introvert, but it was clear that my escape into the world of books was one of both necessity and protection. 
Books protected me. Back then, children of my age who considered themselves to be ''cool" would never sit next to me if I was reading a book - which is exactly the protection I wanted for myself. I wanted to be left alone.
As a habit since childhood, I carry books with me everywhere. It particularly helps when I travel - I can forget about my tensions and also get rid of strangers who try to open a conversation with me when all I want to do is escape into a book.

Books have been my best companion ever since the early years when I learned to distrust people's intentions - what they said had little to do with what they eventually did - and this continues to baffle me. But …

Take Off Movie Review: Parvathy brilliant; Kunchacko Boban is master of subtlety and Fahaad Faasil excels

Inspired by real events pertaining to the terrifying ordeal of Malayali nurses who were captured by the ISIS and brought safely back to India by a rescue operation of the Indian government, this movie Take Off is Mahesh Narayanan's directorial debut - the movie is intelligently crafted and showcases the spirit of sacrifice and dedication of Malayali nurses despite the tough conditions of life they are forced to live with.

Right from the beginning, the narrative throws you into the difficult life and struggles of a Muslim working mother called Sameera, whose life catapults between her work and her longing for her son Ibru ( the little boy is adorable with his big, melting eyes and the sweetest, most lovable smile) and in between, you see her pop sleeping tablets to sleep - such is the stress in her life. You also get to see snippets of her strong personality flare up when conservatism and bias become too much for her to ''adjust'' with.

For instance, when Sameera (sta…

C/O Sairabanu Movie Review: Manju Warrier is a treat to watch, Amala Akkineni commands respect, Shane Nigam a powerhouse of talent

Manju Warrier's movies click not just at the box office but in almost every Malayali's heart.She brings an element of ''something special" in every movie she does. Another reason is trust. You can trust her films to be clean family entertainers - which is also the case with her latest film, C/o Saira Banu.
In a recent TV talk show with Rimi Tomy, Manju Warrier was asked why she wears very simple clothes for award functions and TV shows. Her reply was, "The truth is that I look good only in simple clothes."  This authenticity is what makes Manju Warrier stand out as bold and beautiful.
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In Malayalam cinema too, no other actress has been able to pull off complex woman protagonists with the effortless poise and simplicity that Manju Warrier has. She is the woman who lives next door, the one we can all connect to and sometimes she reminds us of ourselves - the struggles,…