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Everyday Gyaan

Permission to be happy

This morning I got an email from a friend whose brother has just separated from his wife. Something my friend wrote struck me quite hard. She said, ‘So many good things are going on in my life, but it’s difficult for me to enjoy them when my family is unhappy.’…

Old friends

Old friends are best, says John Selden. I start to think about this. Since I’ve moved fairly recently to another city, people often ask me if I’ve made friends here. I guess they feel a little sorry for me when I answer in the negative. The problem is not that…

A Time To Get Rid Of The Cobwebs

What is it about festivals that makes us clean and do stuff around the house that we have been putting off forever? Is it just an Indian thing, I wonder? Spring in the West is certainly not just before Christmas, so spring-cleaning is not associated with the festival. In India,…

Life Is A Grind ?

Life is a grind? It sure feels that way sometimes, doesn’t it? Have you ever got up in the morning, thought about the long haul ahead – looming deadlines, plenty of chores to do and tried your best to forget it all by going back to sleep? How you wish…

Tough love is tough!

Tough Love. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase before. A recent article in the Reader’s Digest tells us that if we’re caring for someone who is in chronic pain, the best thing one can do is to encourage them to keep going with their lives. However, our natural tendency is…

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