Category Archives: Culture

Mumbai, Delhi and Me

Mumbai to Delhi: it’s been a fascinating journey. I’ve been a pakka Mumbaikar all my life—traveling in the crowded local trains daily from Borivli to Santacruz from the age of ten, munching the mouth watering vada pav at every possible … Continue reading

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The Pattern of Love

A couple of weeks ago a few professionals gathered to look at the theme of love and had some wonderful insights . The Pattern of Love, we called the meeting. This is what we broadly agreed upon: Everyone needs love; it gives … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt on an Indian train

  The latest train journey to Patna was a huge learning experience for me. I trust this post will be one for you as well. With the sudden death of my uncle I decided to go and be with the … Continue reading

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Merciful doctors extinct ?

  Barh  is a small town 75 kilometers from Patna I remember going there when I was very young and sitting in the clinic of Bade papa (big daddy), my uncle, Dr. S.P.Deokuliar—a very simple man with a big heart. He was a … Continue reading

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What’s your world view?

  Last week I hosted a discussion with a fine group of thinkers at a club in Delhi. Doctors, scientists, engineers, corporate guys, and journalists  gathered for an interactive time to look at how we can see genuine change in the … Continue reading

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Could I do a Satsang?

Last week I experienced something amazing: a satsang. I believe in Jesus and the Bible and I’ve always been active to see the glory of God in the church. The thought of a satsang in my spiritual journey didn’t ever cross my mind. … Continue reading

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Politics and Religion- where should the two intersect?

Politics and religion have always had a complex relationship. Remember the sages and kings in India? The church and state in the west? Understanding this equation was never going to be easy. In India religion and politics seem to be … Continue reading

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The National Anthem- Do you know what you sing?

  Wishing all my fellow Indians a very Happy Independence day. It’s a day that arouses patriotism and love for the country like no other. Thousands gather on the streets of every city, town, and village echoing patriotic songs like Mere Desh … Continue reading

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Which music style is the most spiritual?

  Music has always played an important role in drawing people to God. It’s also been a bone of contention. Strange but true! Over the years there’s been a lot of talk about Christian music. The big question: what style of … Continue reading

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Stop Phubbing!

  This morning I read about a new word: phubbing. Phubbing is the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention. Alex Haigh, a 23-year-old Melbourne resident, presumably a victim of … Continue reading

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