Lose Yourself

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Old countries have old traditions, and traditions have a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect them to. But sometimes, we have to remember that these traditions need to evolve with time or they make life miserable. India is a country with a rich cultural heritage and traditions, which date back to a few centuries. Traditions which have shaped the way we eat, dress, pray or even interact with others. But what happens when these traditions become antediluvian and their existence slowly leaves you numb and gasping for air?

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Dance with the Devil

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Recently, I had the privilege of seeing an exquisite classical dance performance. I say classical here, as this is not one of those fancy, new age freestyle forms. In the words of American slang, “This ain’t none o’ that”. Like any form of art that evolves with the passage of time and other cultural vicissitudes from the original scheme of things, this particular form of Bharatnatyam has evolved over centuries, dating back to the 3rd Century BCE.

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Bunny Love

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How does one write only a few words when you have an entire lifetime squeezed into 7 years? A few days ago, the love of my life, my darling boy – Onyx crossed the rainbow bridge into doggie heaven. Without a sound, without a fuss, my angel left this mortal plane. Letting him go was the hardest thing I have ever done. This considering that I am no stranger to loss.

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Green Eyes

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Those who know me say that I harp on about animal rights far too much. Those who read my blog say I harp on too much about heart-break and such. Today, I’m going to harp on about the environment. Humans are the result of nearly 3.8 billion years of evolution, but do we act like it?

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Lost in Transition

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Why do we open ourselves to love over and over again one heart- break after another? Isn’t trying something again and again in the same way, expecting different results, a sign of dementia? I suppose the more romantic of our race would spout some fallacy on the lines of- “but love is crazy!” Codswallop.

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Look into my Eyes

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The progress of any civilization is measured by its capacity to tolerate different religions, sentiments and its ability to keep peace. Unfortunately, though our society claims to have studied the heavens, the Alpha and the Omega, we still have not managed to clan up and clean our own backyard.

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