Nimit – Observe the clues around you

Some call it superstition and some call it clues lying all around you. I wanted to see if this actually can occur and how much of it makes sense and is relevant. So, undertook a small research for a year to observe and learn!

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Quiz 38 – Sanskrit words

For those who have embarked on learning a new language, 10 Sanskrit words would be a good start. Take the test a second time and you would have had the opportunity to learn 10 new words from a different language!

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Harvest festival (Pongal/Sankranthi)

In India harvest festival is celebrated in the middle of January (13, 14, 15, 16) with each of the days being celebrated for different reasons. It is interesting to see how small acts from a cultural standpoint have a huge impact on the community and our lifestyles!

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Dasavadhani

Dasavadhani is a word in Indian literature that signifies someone who can multi-task 10 different things at varying degrees of high complexity at the same time. Usually during the harvest festival in India (typically this week), Avadhanis will be invited to showcase their skills on various TV channels.

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Local entrepreneurs series #6 – Kancheevaram sarees

A common friend re-connected me with an old college friend – Prasanna, who has started a small business following her passion around sarees to sell Kancheevaram (Kanjeevaram) sarees online. Was inspired by her and writing this post to request support! During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses, and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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Feng shui solutions

Few years back when we were going through health issues, a friend suggested some Feng shui corrections and it helped! After that my belief in simple changes in our surroundings triggering larger changes in our lives seems to be making sense!

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Learning about Shaligrama

On the day of Vaikunta Ekadashi, I got an opportunity to learn more about Shaligrama / Shalagrama / Shaligram / Saligram. Sharing what triggered my interest and the interesting aspects about what I found!

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Christmas celebrations across the world

While talking to some of my friends in Australia, realized that Christmas time is summer over there! Wanted to see how Christmas celebrations look like across the world.. sharing those that I found interesting! Wish you all Merry Christmas 🙂

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Christmas carols

Whether we are traveling or relaxing at home, just switching on the radio during November-December timeframe, listening to Christmas carols lifts our spirits. Sharing our top ten favorites that we enjoy singing along with friends and families!

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Music for the soul

All of us have some song that touches our soul! We feel a connection somewhere deep within… sharing one such song that sets many of us on a different plane! It is a Kannada (Indian language) song shared with lyrics!

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Ayurveda – Gunas and Doshas

It was interesting to see how the food we eat relates to how our thoughts are processed by our mind and Ayurveda provides a clear explanation for the same!

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Tirupaavai and leading change

Last year for the first time I got to listen and understand Tirupaavai – a classic Tamil literature about Andal (an ardent devotee of Maha Vishnu) and how she interpreted and led change!

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Necessity driven Innovation – Cooking on a truck

My mother forwarded a video today that was truly inspirational! The simplicity of the idea and ease of implementation was amazing! A simple scientific concept with a good implementation supporting thousands of people eat meals everyday!

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Getting harder to take one step at a time….?

For some of us, challenges in life are pushing us to a corner where taking one step at a time is also difficult. Impact on one decision or change needing to be evaluated on multiple fronts, makes us think and continue to re-evaluate our options. So, what do we do in those times?

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Learning from the mouse merchant

I used to love reading stories to my brothers while growing up! There was one story that I remember we read it together multiple times and wondered about how opportunities knock and what one can make out it!

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Brushing teeth and Dental hygiene

Dental hygiene and brushing teeth are a critical part of our health. However, it is interesting to observe the extent of importance we seem to attribute to it across different cultures.

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Local entrepreneurs series #4 – Mridangam classes

A common friend introduced me to Mayavaram R. Vinoth , a carnatic musician who plays Mridangam. Was inspired by him and writing this post to request support! During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses, musicians and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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Community makes a difference!

All of us like to feel included, we need to feel wanted, that feeling comes together in a community when everyone strives to be there for one another! Got to witness it yet again…! Sharing my experience!

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Perspectives about who wrote the first number

When kids ask questions like these, it becomes an interesting journey to answer them. Answers involve our culture, knowledge, practices, history and processing all threads to come up with a concise answer that captures their attention!

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Deepavali – Festival of lights

Diwali or Deepavali is an array of lights celebrated by lighting lamps of different types across the house. It is always beautiful to see all homes lit outside with oil and wick lamps. Every family has the habit of lighting lamps indoors and outdoors, and there is a competitive atmosphere to see who has lit the best and most innovative lamp designs.

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Local entrepreneurs series #1 – GLO*real

A common friend introduced me to Swathi Basker, a local entrepreneur. Was inspired by her and her products instantly, that made me start this series! During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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