Hugging ‘Azaan’ – True Life Incident

I am going to relate a true life incident. This happened while I was a counselor in Arena Animation Academy in Kankurgachi. There was one faculty, Uday Da. Very favorite and much sought after among his students. Well, as colleagues we share a lot many things like personal likes, dislikes, involvements etc. So he was one rebel during his youth and had even gone to the extent of getting personally involved in the ‘Ram Janma-bhoomi and babri mazid ‘ episode that took place in India couple of years ago. He…

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Lord Vishnu and His ways – A childhood memory!

Lord Vishnu and His ways – A childhood memory! Many of us remember how Amar Chitra Kathas and Jataka Tales or Aesop’s fables formed an integral part of our lives! Way back in the 1970’s, we just had 1 TV channel – Doordarshan and all that I waited for was Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for Chitrahaar, Chitrahaar and movie respectively! So what did we do in the rest of the days? Yeah – somehow finish homework and mug up tables and poems….and read comics!! I was much younger maybe around…

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Probably I wasn’t a good enough teacher!

Probably I wasn’t a good enough teacher! I am relating an incident while I was a Soft Skills Trainer at Arena Animation Academy, Barasat. My job was to encourage the students to improve their spoken English skills and teach them some Personality Development tips and tricks. Because there was no examination for these classes and it was just a value addition class, maximum students used to bunk my classes. Whenever I caught the ones who used to absent – they had some clichéd excuse for not attending the classes! I…

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Being a Libran – how come I remained single?

Being a Libran – how come I remained single? Well folks, the sun sign Libra stands for marriage and here I am single…and not even ready to mingle! How come? Since my childhood in fact I wanted to become a housewife…homemaker as they call nowadays – a lollipop handed over to wives as a promotion kinda designation – the duties and responsibilities remain the same though! Just that homemaker sounds more HS (high society, elite ..whatever)! I remember looking at my mom waving at us from the veranda – clad…

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God knows about our beliefs and even superstitions!

God knows about our beliefs and even superstitions! Hello Readers! I will start writing about this after telling you an incident of my life. And based on this incident, I am writing this article. It was during the time when both my parents were alive. My mother had gone to the hospital many a times – first for pacemaker then again for the lead coming off the pacemaker..then again for knee replacement then again for losing consciousness then again for losing memory…the list is endless. Anyways, every time she recuperated,…

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A song that GOD dedicated to me!

A song that GOD dedicated to me! I always had this habit (even before coming to Sahaja Yoga) to dedicate filmy songs to God. Like you have these radio programs where friends or lovers dedicate songs to each other…similarly I used to say ‘God I dedicate this song to you’ – provided I liked the song…..and if it was a duet romantic song, I would say ‘God  – both the yang and yin factors in me are singing this for you’!…if male voice – then Yang in me singing…and a…

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A dream of both Lord Vishnu & Lord Shiva @ College days

A dream of both Lord Vishnu & Lord Shiva @ College days I dreamt that I was seated on a bed and a lady – looked like an aayah or governess placed a small baby on my lap saying ‘here, take your baby’. I look at the infant and see 3 eyes (one on his forehead) and I put him down on the bed and tell the aayah ‘ No, this is not my baby, he has 3 eyes’ She again put him back on my lap saying he is…

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Uncanny occurrence – Shree Krishna’s calendar at home.

Uncanny occurrence – Shree Krishna’s calendar at home. I had this calendar where Shri Krishna was reclining and Shri Radha was seated by his side. Often before going to sleep, I used to bid him goodnight – well …a bit romantically and in my mind I used to say that this is me seated by your side – at your service (indicating at Shri Radha!) One morning, I felt someone seated on my bed – rather close ( I used to be alone in my room upstairs – no one…

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Dream of Shri Krishna – Kurukshetra @1992

Dream of Shri Krishna – Kurukshetra @1992 I have always been a devotee of Gods – and after a miraculous posting of my Dad in Mathura, Shri Krishna and Shri Vishnu made their way into our homes..and later into our hearts! We basically worshipped Shri Shiva (Tarakeshwar) and Maa Kali. But you know…when you mix with people and listen to miracles of Lord Krishna, you get enamoured and thus images of them were added to our altar. Anyway, this was during my dad’s last posting to Ambala cantt Military Hospital….

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Thank God! I missed 1st Division by 2% at B.Sc. Graduation.

Thank God! I missed 1st Division by 2% at B.Sc. Graduation. Hi folks! Surprised by the title? Do not be, I will tell you exactly how missing 1st division by 2% helped me in my life! Honestly I was not even fond of pursuing Masters followed by PhD. and stuff! I am talking about early 90’s. At that point of time we hardly knew much about any career options etc. Masters degree meant becoming a Professor or doing some research work in a laboratory smelling of formaldehyde.. or whatever –…

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