The Blue Mountain

  Rising majestically at 11,000 feet stands the Neelakanth peak in the Himalayas. This peak has close association with Shiva. Neelakanta is the blue throated Shiva and the entire region is filled with his personality. The Neelakanth peaks rise dramatically over river ganga. The glaciers and eternal snow represent Jata, the matted hair locks of…

The Mystic Mountain

It was past midnight. I was cuddled up in a cold mattress trying to sleep after a long trek. It was pitch dark in the mud house and at 20,000 feet I was gasping for breath. An invisible force was pushing me to go out in the open. I was frantically searching for my torch…

The Flying Yogi

Preparing the ground. I first met Chott during a summer vacation when I was in middle school. I was introduced to him by a friend of mine. I never knew his complete name and for some reason he was always called Chott. Chott was a tall man and nearly six feet in height. He had…

Flames of Life

Cemeteries are peaceful places that I have always admired. I have been to cemeteries number of times and twice during the past two years. The term graveyard and cemetery are often used interchangeably. Graveyard is the older of the two terms. Graveyards used to be burial grounds adjoining the church where people preferred to be buried….

You can choose your chemical concoction

Faith or spirituality in Management is a widely debated subject. Enterprises are finding it increasingly challenging to align their employees and their human needs to find their purpose of existence in the organisation. Leadership in organisation has the responsibility to act with purpose and care for their human assets, the society around them and the…