Author Archives: Manoj


Namaste! This year so far couldn’t share some thoughts on New Year. Today, Sunday morning, with sun blazing, Sandhya dancing, Shivani singing, Sidharth sleeping, let me try.

Among the many fascinating aspects of the concept of New year, one thing which struck me this time is this word ‘ resolution’. It definitely should rank second among the most repeated phrases of the season, after of course ‘Happy New Year’. Being so, the word ‘resolution’ merits a deeper attention. In a simple …

Awareness Intentions for the year, inspired by the Upanishads

Namaste to all! Wish you all a happy and fruitful 2012. Now, right at the commencement of the year, let us affirm our firm standing with awareness and svadhyaya. The following is based on 12 svadhyaya instructions given in Taittiriya Upanishad.

1.Ritam cha svadhyaya pravachanecha Ritam means clarity of teachings. So, let us intend to have clarity about the teachings which are taught, especially in the light of what is skilful and wholesome and what is not. Let us practice awareness …

The Year in Reflection

Namaste all
Recently I and sandhya went through a 2011 ‘value recognition and gratitude’ exercise, and we saw that though we were always under some sort of pressure, as we look back, it also brought so many moments for which we are absolutely grateful for.
In the same vein, let me share with you all some of the moments i am grateful as a teacher

2011- even as i think of it, it is a year which brought many ‘first time’ events, such …

Inflight Awareness

Namaste all

Waiting in cochin airport, Kerala, to board my flight to trivandrum. Got four more hours for the flight, and malaysian time should be around 8 pm. Thinking of spending time by just typing a few words/ thoughts:

The early part of flight was mainly time spent on looking out through the window- could nott help but feel totally in awe of nature. The sky- so blue and infinite; the clouds- so many and so white; the earth- so beautiful and …