Interview with The Dalai Lama
Where I sit with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for an hour and ask him about life, love, meditation, wisdom and ageing. His Holiness 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.
Interview with The Dalai Lama Part 4
The monk and the mother The Dalai Lama on wisdom and ageing part 3 When you are caught in [...]
Interview with The Dalai Lama Part 3
When you are torn by anger, take the Dalai Lama’s simple advice: be kind
Interview with The Dalai Lama Part 2
The Dalai Lama carries no phone. He does what is important and has shrugged off the fake-busyness that the rest of us labour under
This Indian Life column is about relationships– between spouses, siblings, parents, children, family and friends.
Yearning for the barber during Covid-19
For men, the barber is not just a haircutter. He is a therapist, beautician and philosopher, all rolled into one.
Life Lessons about negotiation at the bazaar
Bargaining isn't about the money. It is about creating relationships out of transactions
Confession: my husband is a better cook than me
Confession: my husband is a better cook than I. So here I talk about cooking. Are you struggling to cook? Phone your relatives.
Profile of a dancer: Malavika Sarukkai at the top of her game
Dance is a beautiful and holistic way to access Indian culture. Here is a profile of a dancer at the top of her art. Twenty minutes before the world premiere of her latest production, The Battle Within, Malavika Sarukkai, ‘India’s greatest living dancer’ according to pre-eminent art critic B N Goswamy, stands alone in her green room, warming up.
In times of turmoil, choose fear or embrace life
In times of great turmoil like the one we are experiencing now, there are two ways to live. You can choose fear, or you can embrace life.
27 things to do at home during a lockdown
Realise that you are witnessing history in the making, however uncomfortable it may be.
Korean Pop and how it made Aunty Jasleen dance
The writer loved the neighbourhood aunty with that unabashed sincerity of starving little kids who saw sunshine in a samosa and rainbows in the raw mango slices she fed
How to make friends across religious (or racial) boundaries
Differences vanish when you embrace a person’s humanity. A large part of it is the ability to form connections over the differences.
Do marriages last because spouses value inertia over action?
Could it be that a marriage lasts because both spouses value what they have more than what they give up?
All you need is love and homely to make a wedding
When you move you can duplicate many aspects of your homeland. But you cannot recreate your relatives!
What colour is your chocolate? Loving across gender stereotypes
White or dark, it’s all normal. All chocolate. And love is love.
She/He/They: how an old fashioned family navigates gender fluidity
Don’t shut out the hypocrites and bigots in your family. Engage with them instead. You may be surprised.
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