Pearls of Wisdom – Episode I

“For picking up the pearls one must oneself dive deep into the ocean”   - Babuji     This interview is brought to you by the fellows of the Heartfulness Fellowship. It kicks off our interview series, called, Pearls of Wisdom, where we document the experiences, memories and journeys in meditation of the residents of … Continue reading Pearls of Wisdom – Episode I

Meditating in the Matrimandir

No trip to Pondicherry is complete without a visit to Auroville. Located about 30-minute's drive from the centre of Pondicherry, Auroville was inaugurated on 28th February 1968 by the initiative of The Mother. It is an international-universal township project, where all men and women of good faith can live in peace with the purpose of … Continue reading Meditating in the Matrimandir

The Genderless Heart

In the background of the contentious Brett Kavanaugh confirmation and #metoo storm which swept through India’s media and entertainment circles, I became despondent. Now, more than ever, healthy conversation was needed around the topics of male privilege and entitlement, consent, the negative impact of patriarchy, gender sensitivity and the collective fight against sexism. But the climate … Continue reading The Genderless Heart

Elephant Parades in Palaces, Meditation Flash Mobs and Spreading Acts of Kindness – The Heartfulness Dasara Event

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Heartfulness Dasara Event in Mysuru. This event is the first of its kind to take place in Mysuru Ashram and so, not knowing what to expect, I packed a duffle bag and began my journey from the hustle and bustle of Bangalore. From what I learned … Continue reading Elephant Parades in Palaces, Meditation Flash Mobs and Spreading Acts of Kindness – The Heartfulness Dasara Event

This too, shall pass – A Poem

A storm came today It started deep below the belly And thunderclouds, pregnant and heavy Bloomed and blossomed like mushrooms Nuclear warheads incendiary   And the lightning Sizzled and ripped through Arteries and capillaries Electrifying pillars of flesh and blood red I am Zeus with my lightning bolt Fear my wrath I will strike thee … Continue reading This too, shall pass – A Poem

How to keep a Dream Journal

"The dream is specifically the utterance of the unconscious” Jung, Dreams, (p.95) What significance do dreams have? Are they nonsense mumbo-jumbo? Or do they provide valuable insights into our inner worlds? Noted psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung believed that dreams were an important compensatory tool for our minds to cleanse themselves and achieve harmony. In his book … Continue reading How to keep a Dream Journal

From Fellowship to Fellowship

When first coming to India, I had only intended to stay for one year. But that is clearly not what life had in store for me. Through a series of unexpected events, I found my passion for Heartfulness meditation. Upon visiting the Kanha Shanti Vanam ashram in Hyderabad, myself and another YIF-er, Ankur, discovered that … Continue reading From Fellowship to Fellowship

Finding Soul in Satkhol

As part of the fellowship program, we were treated to a week’s retreat in the Satkhol Ashram. And so, fellows from around the country converged through trains and planes and automobiles, to wind our way up to the ashram, nestled in the hills of Uttarakhand. It seems that ashrams, like all good superheroes, are not … Continue reading Finding Soul in Satkhol

Through the Looking Glass of the 8th Amendment: A Historical Analysis of its Conception, Gestation and Birth

Ireland has a shameful history of its treatment of women. From the Magdalene laundries, to Mother and Baby homes, to the Tuam baby scandal and black markets for adopted babies, Ireland has done its best to sweep the lingering dirt of its past under the rug. Somehow, this image does not fit with the carefully … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass of the 8th Amendment: A Historical Analysis of its Conception, Gestation and Birth