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February 2016

Family Gup-Shup (Chit Chat). {Poem}

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:36+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Arts, blog, Featured, Relationships|

  By Prerna Bakshi Tea will be ordered. Plates of biscuits will be offered. Coffee table will be filled with samosas, kachauris, namkeen. Then, they’d all sit down to an abundant meal prepared by her (most likely that took hours in the making). If feeling generous, they’d pay her some compliments. Finishing the meal, family gossip [...]

Kindfulness by Ajahn Brahm. {Book Review}

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:39+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Arts, blog, Buddhism|

  By Ty H. Phillips   Ajahn Brahm does it again. Returning with this small tome of wisdom aptly titled Kindfulness, students and readers of Brahm will once again be settling into his warmth and trademark humor, as they find themselves learning not just about mindfulness, but the process of simply engaging all things with [...]

All Washed Away. {Poetry}

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:42+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Arts, blog, Empower Me, Featured|

  By Tom Welch We dabble in the sand, making patterns Of bricks and houses, baking breads Planting gardens, spreading beds Washing clothes, then lighting lanterns. And when the tide is finally fed We leave the beach and all's been said, All washed away, sand smoothing out In with a cry, out with a shout. [...]

Forgotten. {Poem}

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:45+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Arts, blog, Family & Parenting, Featured|

  By Prerna Bakshi With no lullabies to sing, no stories to tell, no songs remembered, I rock the cradle gently, hoping it will stop you from crying, but you continue to cry. I lift you up, bring you back down again, kiss you on your cheek and then back up again. I do this several [...]

Finding the Muse.

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:47+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Arts, blog, Empower Me, Featured|

  By Edith Lazenby I lost her last year. I am not sure how I lost her. I stopped hearing her words sing to me at night as the moon find its way into the sky. I did not see her in a child’s eyes or kitten’s cry. When the snow fell I did not [...]

Color(less). {Poem}

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:47+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Arts, blog, Featured, Relationships|

  By Prerna Bakshi When did you get those shiny big earrings? When I got married. When did you get those colorful bangles? When I got married. And that partially used sindoor (vermilion) case? When I got married. And those plain white sarees, when did you get those? I didn't choose them. They were given to [...]

January 2016

Abandonia. {Poetry}

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:52+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Arts, blog, Empower Me|

By Andre Boissier   So long now I have been missing Which is not the same as gone or absent On a journey not of my choosing To the furthest place one can go: Abandonia A place of exile where we are Prisoner, police and on parole The banishment of self Does it happen suddenly or [...]