A trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

There is some mystic element in temples of India that fascinates travelers to visit the holy destinations. Among several temples in India, Aghanjar Mahadev is one such destination that attracts spiritually conscious people from all over the world.  For the staunch devotees of Lord Shiva, this temple is no less than Kailash, the abode of…

Dragonfly : A glimpse at the supernatural phenomena

Supernatural themes have always fascinated me. What happens to people when they die? Do they make their presence felt? William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet explored the supernatural theme in its plot. A deceased father tries to connect with his son, the prince Hamlet, and gives him clues about his suspicious death. Hamlet remains one of the…

Is re-incarnation theory believable?

Can a person be reborn again? Is there a life after death? For rational minded people, theory of reincarnation may be absurd, but it is happened in several countries all over the world. The most popular case was the story of Shanti Devi, a girl who knew about her past life. This case caught the…

Castaway: an incredible story of human spirit and hope

This 2000’s highly inspiring movie on a lonely cast away was on my wish list for a long time. But some way or other, I couldn’t watch it. The wait was long, but worth the watch. It made my day. It celebrates the undying courage of human spirit to win against all odds. Loosely inspired…

A trip to Tungnath

There is something majestic about Tungnath Temple at Uttarakhand. The backdrop of mountain peaks is a refreshing vista to trekkers, devotees and tourists visiting the shrine of Lord Shiva. The word Tungnath literally means – Lord of the peaks. The temple is named after the mountainous range ‘Tunganath’ where it is based. Believed to be…

Books never ignore you

There is a strange karmic connection between books and me. We are a pair made in heaven, I guess. The one thing that moves my feet unconsciously is the fresh smell of the book and its fluttering pages. Regardless of whether it is an old book shop or a big store like Crossword & Landmark,…

The Night train at Deoli – A timeless short story by Ruskin Bond

Life gives us chances, takes it and gives it again. Whether we are able to encash the opportunity, it all depends on us. I missed out many opportunities’ life offered to me. Ruskin Bond’s short story – Night Train at Deoli reminds me of the small moments of affection that I couldn’t dare to venture…