Windows to my soul-
a) A for Ayn Rand – The true soulmate that I have met in many lives!
b) B for Bhagwad Gita- Not just a book but a vision par excellence!
c) C for Chutzpah that I have lived my life with and its famous country cousin ch&*&apah that has given me the ‘freedom’ of speaking my mind in words and in deeds when ever I want, to whom so ever I want!
d) D for Dayanand- A man who questioned age old practices and first developed a rebel in me!
e) E for Excitement- That I need as much as food to survive!
f) F for Fountainhead- My bible (need I say more!)
g) G for Gayatri Mantra- Not a prayer for me as I am closer to being an atheist. But an introduction to the concept of man’s greatest creation, ‘God’. I may not believe in the almighty or bow down to worship him but definitely if ever we need to go searching for that God, look inside ourselves as it exists in me and you as a God particle, which is similar in all and does not allow discrimination. To me the GM is a tribute to the God within-
” Oh God, the Protector, the basis of all life, Who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energizer of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the Purifier of all, let us embrace that very God, so that He may direct our mental faculties in the right direction.”
h) H for Hindi Cinema- Which goes beyond ‘Bollywood’ and that which along with the world cinema has created a magical world for me, always!
i) I for I.I.T. Bombay- Where I spent the ‘Lookha’ years of my life: 1985- 1989 doing Bachelors in a department where I was a rare visitor but reveling in cultural activities & “dn (dhandha not) giri”.
j) J for Jeffery Archer-Whose stories and life kept me spell bounded.
k) K for ‘Kavita’- Hindi prose that I love to use to express myself.
l) L for Liberal- Not just a way of life but the only attitude that creates Love!
m) M for Mama- From whom I have derived a lot and lived a relationship full of love and differences!
n) N for New York Times ( http://www.nytimes.com/ )- A great eye opener at all times and what a paper should be! Some articles as below are ‘Soup for the soul’
Mothering my Dying Friend- New York Times Nov 25th 2015-
o) O for OSHO- A guru who made me meet the real me and the God inside!
p) P for Priya/Pranshu- Two beautiful reasons to live for!
q) Q for Quest- A timeless search that keeps me going!
r) R for Ritu- Life partner, my true love and also at times, soul mate!
s) S for Sadness, a depth one has to fall to, to bounce back and reach the heights of creativity and happiness.
t) T for Truth- That I try to pursue and adhere to! It breaks relationships, is no longer a virtue in our world and yet, I try to cling on to it as a lifeline.
u) U for Unlimited as the horizon is for the dreamers and self-believers….
v) V for “Vasudeva Kutumbakam”- the whole world is one community and one village: the emblem of this gypsy.
w) W for “We the Living”- The book of life!
x) X for X rated entertainment, real and virtual which adds to the joys of life. If only the world could accept this as a natural human need and bring back the joy to the love making…….
y) Y for You, my friend, whom I seek who could relate to me, understand me, accept me as I am than pass judgement. If you are the one, write to me and let us make this world a friend zone, one friendship at a time…….
z) Z for Zen- My current state at times and the final destination!