Category Archives: Cultural Potpourri

The Solution to Social Problems: The Hindu “Red Dot”

bindiMy uncle just blew my mind with Hindu doctrine. Specifically we talked about the “bindi” or the red (or other colored) dots that Hindu women generally wear on their foreheads.  Believe it or not, but this seemingly innocuous “red dot” adornment may hold the key that will allow humanity to shift paradigms towards complete inclusion, across all cultures and societies.  Continue reading The Solution to Social Problems: The Hindu “Red Dot”

What is Love? Really, What Is It?

Welcome to the week of Love! This week, people will be hard pressed to find content on the blogosphere that is not related to some aspect of love – its creation, its maintenance, the problems it creates, and what happens after it ends. We will also see a whole spectrum of articles on tips and tricks for single people on finding that “perfect someone”, not to mention an explosion of commercials and advertisements on match-making sites.  Yet, in all these centuries, through all the advancements of humans, we would be hard pressed to find a single cohesive definition that is universally applicable and satisfying.  Continue reading What is Love? Really, What Is It?

Comparison Standards: Arch-Nemesis of Gratitude

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Salvation Army bell-ringers are starting their rounds, and the commercialization of Christmas through sales seems to have started even earlier, compared to 2013. So obviously, media outlets, the blogosphere and social media have all been inundated with content on gratitude. I almost jumped on this bandwagon myself, to write the usual post on things I am grateful for (not to worry! That’s in development)! But then, I decided to write this post for one simple reason.

Not many people talk about the elements of our life that make it difficult for us to be grateful. Maybe its because we don’t want to acknowledge the baser side of our attitudes, or maybe its because we don’t even realize that it is indeed difficult to feel real, honest gratitude. Whatever our reasons might be, there are several factors which have a negative impact on our ability to experience and express our thanks. The most pervasive and subtle of these factors are comparison standards. Continue reading Comparison Standards: Arch-Nemesis of Gratitude

FOUR Characteristics of Game Changers

There is already a plethora of literature describing what it takes to be a game changer out there. Some of the literature even guarantees that every single one of us can become a game changer. All we have to do is put our minds and our wallets to good use, and follow a special, secret formula!

Is it really a secret?

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Four Wonders our Inner Child Does for us:

Hello again! Today, I wanted to talk to you about what our inner child does for us, and why it is so important for us to keep nurturing our inner child despite all the problems and obstacles that we may face in our daily lives.  Continue reading Four Wonders our Inner Child Does for us: