Why Shiva is Called Shambhu or Shankar

While trying to understand the purport of this word Shambhu, we must also pair it with another word known as Shankar. Note that both these words come from the common root known as, ’Sham’. This is a very rich word in Sanskrit having several shades of meaning. Some of the ideas implied by the term […]

How do companies decide about premium for auto insurance policies?

Buying an auto insurance for your vehicle is mandatory though it is always good to shop around a bit to get competitive rates on auto insurance policy. Premium rates may differ based on geography—so, it is better to check with multiple players instead of buying from the very first one that you come in contact […]

English Poem–I Surrender my Camera

Peeping through the viewfinder that offers multiple focus points, I want to capture a picture of yours. I have many of them, but all the actualizations have some type of blemish. Sometimes, my focus is not sharp; sometimes, the alignment is not correct; sometimes, the image is dark due to incorrect shutter speed. Should I […]

English Poem–I love You

In pain, I can never say ‘I love you’. Yet, this is a feeling that I have whenever things go easy, my Lord. For everything that you do or choose in my life, I try to be happy and thankful about it. The challenge is to do the same when I feel like a loser, […]

English Poem–Karmic Shame

How thankful I am to this recurring pain that visits me every other second; I don’t have to spare a special time to contemplate on you. It’s like having an alarm clock that wakes me up. Every other moment, I get a chance to connect to you; though I often waste it by focusing more […]

English Poem–Contemplation

My activity is my meditation. Every movement of my limbs is like a prayer that I offer to you. Sitting in my dance suite with my head tucked in my legs, I contemplate on you, my Lord. What’s it that can make me worthy of you! When I was a baby, I was excited to […]

English Poem–A Child on the Beach

On the spot where the earth ends and the aquatic kingdom marks its boundaries, a child is trying his luck. He is fascinated by the majesty of the sea, and wants to ride high on those whitecaps. The thrill of the surf is irresistible. Yet, he is cautious. Submitting to the unnamed fear that wells […]

English Poem–Bear with Me

The only thing I am sure of is this: I am eligible for every type of failure; capable of every type of sin; prone to every type of defeat; and amateurish enough to commit every type of fault. Bear with me! I have gone to school and have listened to the hallowed talk too. I […]

English Poem–I was Dumb, Yesterday

This line looks so perfect that I can repeat it almost daily. So, let me begin: yes, I was dumb, yesterday. I always had high hopes and felt that I had a star in me. Yet, I always get proven wrong at some point of time on a daily basis. Today I feel clever because […]

English Poem–That Leopard is my Spiritual Guru

Watching that leopard in the cage, a sense of commiseration grips my heart. I am in a zoo. Why I visit a zoo, I don’t know! Perhaps, I love animals. Or is it the sight of a living being, struggling to be free, quenches the beastly desires that are latent in me? The leopard, as […]

English Poem–I Have a Fight!

I am a fighter. Yes, I am, and this conclusion is not a hurried one. I have found this dominating trait of my persona after spending thirty-one extremities of the humid subtropical climate. I fight with everybody, everything, all the time. In office, I fight with the expectations and responsibilities that are levied upon me […]

English Poem–Little Joys of Childhood

That unchecked greed of eating soiled fruits fallen on the ground, and believing that somebody once jumped from the moon on earth, unhurt. That playing with unvaccinated street puppies, and oblivious of any thing called Rabies. That crouching in front of the home-made earthen stove waiting for the bathing water to boil, and eating grapes […]

English Poem–My Life is a Dragon

I had been a dragon-slayer in my previous births. God decided to give me another shot, and I took birth facing the challenges of the dragon called ‘life’. This dragon is huge and unpredictable. I even don’t know what powers or limitations it possesses. But sometimes, I marvel at the beauty of this uncertainty—it reminds […]

Know what leads you forward

Sanskrit Tattoo Translation of Phrase ‘Know what leads you forward’

We are providing the Sanskrit translation of the sentence ‘Know what leads you forward’. It is a beautiful sentence and can be used as a tattoo on your body or a T-shirt or even as a writing on your car. We have also provided the pronunciation according to the IAST format, which will help users […]

Why Shiva is Called Destroyer

Lord Shiva is one of the trinity of gods in Hinduism. Considered the manifestation of the Apara Brahman (Formless Supreme Source of the Universe) in a form to be enjoyed and worshipped by the devotees, Shiva is considered the destroyer or annihilator or the final destination of the entire gamut of creation. The other two […]

Elise Lebec

Interview with Elise Lebec–A multi-talented Pianist and Composer

Art is contagious in all its forms–more often than not, one form of art inspires the other, and continue to effuse springs of diffirent colors and textures. The result is a beautiful rainbow of expressions embodying the feelings and emotions of the artists. This is how I believe our world came into existence–different elements of […]

Why Shiva is Called Chandrashekhar

Chandrashekhar is a mesmerizing name of Lord Shiva formed by the union of two words – Chandra (moon) and Shekhar (crown) meaning the Lord with moon as his crown. Shiva is resplendent. He is the embodiment of supreme Godhead. His divine plays are mysterious and beyond human comprehension. Here is an interesting story how this […]

English Poem–While my flute silently weeps

On those mountain peaks of Kailâsh sits my Master. He is Bholânâth–having naive demeanor–and is pleased with little efforts of his children. Being Natrâj–the king of dancers–He knows how a baby fumbles as it starts walking on its spiritual journey before it grows apt in those rhythmic movements. He’s patient and calm and awaits the […]

English Poem–The river of creation

(Inspired by a song of Diane Arkenstone) Ridden and laden with deep stillness, the river of creation hides the agitation within its bosom. The influx and efflux of what is called material have the source that comprises a vibrant void. The processes of evolution and dissolution occur within the precincts of a boundless arena. To […]

English Poem–A singular life

Existing with evanescing effectuality and being misfit in the changing script of this causal drama demand stern costs. With every eloping jiffy of clock, you manage to receive lancinating incisions and self-depreciating vindication of ‘good-for-nothing’ conviction. The insouciant noesis towards worldly existence and dégagé prospect for somatic changes mark no easy occupation to be in. […]

English Poem–Who am I

A very strange kind of feeling is setting up in my body. I feel like a stranger inside me. When I sit motionless, something inside me feels like dancing vigorously. When I move around, I feel like I am sitting still and everything else is dynamic—as if I am watching a movie. I feel a […]

English Poem–I like this movie

On the familiar trek/track beside the dried canal that spreads around three Kilometer, I ride my unclean mobike with a speed of 20 kmph. The time is of the twilight and the birds have returned to their nests. The woods on the right-side look still, pale-dark, and contemplating on an unheard song. On a tree […]

English Poem–Lord, it is time

Standing on the 9th floor of a big corporate building, eagle-eyeing an area of around 20 Km through a somewhat dirty glass of a door, I feel watching a giant screen. The diesel generators powering the whole electric system, manned electric-lifts moving up-and-down, and the queued car-line at the ground answer the ‘what is around […]

English Poem–Who are you!

In those pulverizing moments when no one cares to sit beside you, for, you are illogical, who would you seek for? When each and every thing, object, agreement, coherence comes only when you lose interest in it, who would you seek for? If you come to realize that there could be nobody who could simply […]