Interview with the Dalai Lama

Some things, you strive for. Some things happen because of divine grace. You know what they say– the universe conspires to make things happen. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a person like no other in today’s world. Statesman, Nobel Laureate, spiritual leader of the Tibetans who view him as God, or at least the manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the Boddhisattva of compassion. After assuming this mantle at age four, the Dalai Lama has become a global teacher, part-time politician, leader of exiled Tibetans, right-royal celebrity, torch-carrier of a tradition dating back millennia, and perhaps most important to him, Buddhist monk.

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My Charge Charger

A charger that you can toss into your tote A good charger should be like electricity– there when you need it but in the background for most of the time.   And like a power cut, your phone’s battery will likely run out at the worst possible moment, which makes having a spare charger not just…

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Calling all MHC Alums

Join us for this weekend of thought-provoking lectures and cultural events organized by Mount Holyoke’s Indian alumnae. This third Mount Holyoke Asian Alumnae Symposium, and the first ever in India, will be a power-packed weekend of vigorous intellectual and social engagement among alumnae. It promises to be a weekend like no other.

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Mount Holyoke Shakti 2018 is here!

Four years ago, my friend, Viji Pastala who runs Under the Mango Tree got in touch about a new program that our alma mater, Mount Holyoke was considering.  It was called “Shakti” and the idea was to get young high school girl students for a weekend of engagement with amazing women leaders.  That was when…

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Tory Burch chooses my book!

The Milk Lady of Bangalore is a joy — and the charm only augments when you learn it’s a true story. Journalist Shoba Narayan (New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Wall Street Journal) returns to India with her family after nearly two decades in the U.S.

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Bellroy Folio Wallet for Women

If you like the convenience and organization that a wallet gives, you cannot go wrong with Bellroy’s folio wallet for women.

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Iceland

Check out how this Chennai girl ended up in Iceland. India Today Travel Plus story here First Journeys: Iceland   Imagine my plight.  I grew up in Chennai and suddenly my daughter tells me that she wants to go to Iceland.  Now those of you sitting in Delhi and beyond might think that this is no…

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