A meal with strangers/अनोळखी लोकांसह जेवण/अजनबियों के साथ भोजन

Original thought: English A meal with strangers When I started writing for Art Plus Blue, I remember, Akkosan (Akiko Ookuni) telling me that it is okay if I write about a meal I have had. She wanted me to bring my experience to you, the readers. I have been thinking about what to write for …

And there goes a year/आणि एक वर्ष सरले/और एक साल हो गया

Original thought: English And there goes a year Long back, I was sitting with my friend talking about Mumbai, the city I was born and raised in. I love Mumbai. Nothing would ever change that. However, like we all have mothers and aunts, I have another place that I can call my home, i.e., Aaravali …

A thankless job/आभारविरहित काम/बिना लाभ का काम

Original thought: English A thankless job I was volunteering for one of the Wall Art Festivals doing all the little things that I could. My main job was translation, but I tried to be useful in any way that I could. Laundering and daily shopping were my duties. All would give me one piece of …

Look for the signs…/खुणा शोधा…/संकेत खोजिए

Original thought:  English Look for the signs... I recently watched a movie titled Ubuntu in Marathi and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t know much about the movie. It was something I stumbled upon accidently. The movie is amazing. But I am not here to talk about the movie. There is a story that the …

Oh King of Mathura, why are you hurriedly going to Gokul? – Part II/ अरे मथुरेच्या राजा, तू घाईघाईने गोकुळाला का जात आहेस? – भाग २/ मथुरानगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाए? – भाग 2

Original thought: English   Oh King of Mathura, why are you hurriedly going to Gokul? - Part II As a child, Krishna loved to steal butter that his mother would keep out of his reach. He would gather his cowherd friends and build a human castle to reach the pot of the butter. Then, he …

Oh King of Mathura, why are you hurriedly going to Gokul? – Part I/ अरे मथुरेच्या राजा, तू घाईघाईने गोकुळाला का जात आहेस? – भाग १/ मथुरानगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाए? – भाग 1

Original thought: English   Oh King of Mathura, why are you hurriedly going to Gokul? - Part I The Lord Krishna was born in the fifth month of the Marathi calendar. These are the months of monsoon. The monsoon winds are strong and they bring a lot of rain to the Indian subcontinent, especially the …

A recent learning from a student/एक छात्र से हाल ही में मिली सीख/नुकताच एका विद्यार्थ्याकडून शिकलेला धडा

Original thought: English   A recent learning from a student As a teacher, I learn more from my students than I teach them, probably. I work with children with special needs. It is an amazing experience to work with kids in general and to work with children with special needs is challenging and inspiring at …

Basic, is it??/मूलभूत प्रश्न ??/बुनियादी सवाल??

Original thought: English   Basic, is it?? Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? These are the three basic questions that I always ask myself when in doubt. Doubt can arise a lot of times, especially when you are not in control. When we think we are in control, are …

Creators, Learners, Thinkers/निर्माते, अभ्यासक, विचारवंत/निर्माते, अभ्यासक, विचारशील

Original thought: English   Creators, Learners, Thinkers One of the sites (blog/self-help service) that I subscribe to emphasizes the phrase ‘Thoughts becomes things. So, choose the good ones’. I agree with this sentence in essence. You generally tend to think the way you are. However, then, I wonder where the ‘bad’ thoughts come from… This …