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Astroturf | Watch over your karma

India, Sept. 15 -- Having followed last two issues of this column, another regular reader came up with an interesting question: "Sir, you have beautifully explained how our karma sets the term for wha... Read More


Astroturf | God helps those who help themselves

India, Sept. 8 -- A regular reader of this column could not digest the observation made in the previous issue: "There is no scope for any extra-terrestrial body that would be adjudicating our Karma, a... Read More


Astroturf : Be grounded for a smooth run of life

India, Sept. 1 -- A girl having entered her forties and yet not married, would naturally be a concern for parents. One such helpless father came asking the other day: "Sir, why has my daughter not bee... Read More


Astroturf | Success calls for addressing fault lines

India, Aug. 25 -- Someone in late fifties going through a very difficult phase in life came with a host of questions: "Sir, I am a highly religious person and dedicate at least two hours every day in ... Read More


Astroturf | Let love play the game changer

India, Aug. 18 -- The other day an old man worried about his bullish grandson came asking: "What is in store of his destiny? He is 9 years old. Has no interest in studies. He doesn't listen to his eld... Read More


Astroturf | Rein in monkey-mind for success

India, Aug. 11 -- Invariably, human mind, unless otherwise consciously reined in, behaves like a wild monkey, that is randomly and unmindfully jumping from one branch of a tree to the other. Ever noti... Read More


Astroturf | Shiva is all about inclusiveness

India, Aug. 4 -- Picking up threads from the previous issue, let us now see how Lord Shiva, engages with multitude of existences forming his entourage, each unique and at variance with others. He, des... Read More


Astroturf | Lord Shiva: the symbolic universal Guru

India, July 28 -- The whole of Shravana month, immediately following Guru Purnima, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, believed to be the Universal Guru. Those having a living Guru enjoy the privilege of bein... Read More


Astroturf | Guru helps one become self-empowered

India, July 21 -- Every Ashadha Purnima, which fell on July 16 this year, is marked as Guru-purnima in the annual Hindu calendar. Following the age-old Guru-shishya tradition, those engaged in such a ... Read More


Astroturf | Self-correction checkmates Saturn's wrath

India, July 14 -- Whenever reality confronts myth, usually the latter is found to have the first laugh. The reason plain and simple is that only a handful of people are conversant with existential rea... Read More