Onam festival is a quintessential part of the identity of Keralites. Onam is truly an all-inclusive festival that is celebrated across caste-religious divides in Kerala. However, the understanding of the origins of Onam festival and the central figures in its legend Vāmana and Mahabali seems to have undergone many distortions to the extent that most Malayalis who celebrate the festival today do not know of many of its significant aspects. It came as a shock to me few years back when I did some reading on this festival, and realised how little I knew of this most important event in Kerala. And so began my attempt to rediscover Onam for myself. Read More
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International Yoga Day special event from Yogaśāla and Light Green Oven. Join me and Shipra Chenji in an online exploration of the idea of Annam (food) through a blend of healing chants, contemplative dialogues and preparing delicious Veg Muffins with home-made seasonal jam. :)
Celebrating the completion of one more batch of an amazing group of 130+ managers with whom we co-created a journey of exploring the leadership propensities in each of us and the practices to craft one's journey to be the best I can be.
Existential Universe Mapper (EUM)
Covid times have led to a lot of changes at all levels for most of us and has resulted in a heightened state of anxiety amongst many. Youth are especially impacted as the educational sector is trying to adapt to the demands of the online space and job markets are going through a state of flux. Adopting a healthy daily routine and discovering possibilities to nourish oneself and nurture nourishing connections with the others are critical for the mental health and well being of the youth.
Chandrodayam a.k.a. Moon Rise
It is fascinating to become aware how much of what we act out in the world is influenced by our concern for what others think about us. Do I study a course that is considered 'valuable' by the market or a prospective employer? Do I pursue a role in company that others think is 'important'? Do I use a filter before posting on Insta? 😋