Creating a Fictional Universe

So, I started writing again – this time with a hope to complete the book! Unlike my past attempts this time I’m writing a fantasy novel – one that’s not based completely on our world, but in a Cosmic Universe based on the Vedic Cosmology. Now, one of the great things about this is that…

Rejuvenating the Spirit…

On 69th Republic Day of a nation, thousands of years old – by Ajinkya Navare The republic day is around the corner and the breeze of patriotism has begun to flow. We would get to see the upsurge of tricolor everywhere. Amidst this worn patriotism, there are clamors of ideological intolerance, religious fanaticism, deteriorating civic…

The end of the end where nothing lies. . .

The end of the end where nothing lies, that is the resting place of silence. No words, no melody, no sight, no emotion, naught permeates the den of reticence.   It may well be that’s what we seek, but the path is full of a gratuitous din. Ignorance is bliss and yet it is blasphemy, seekers of…

Booklist: The Books I read in 2017

Some of the books I read in 2017 were new, some were re-reads of the books I had already read in the past. While the booklist spans categories – I haven’t limited my reading or this list to a specific genre or category of books not to the latest releases, I will set the context…

My Spiritual Journey

I come from a family of ‘varkaris’.  A family, with 150 years of history steeped in spiritual pursuit. It was at the early age of 5-6 when I started reading Bhagwad Gita, Dnyaneshwari, Ramayana and Mahabharata. I would go with my grandmother to listen to bhagwat pravachan, kirtan, etc almost every day. However, at that time my motivation was…

A God of Rituals

A recent conversation I was having with someone on Reddit regarding my point of view on spirituality and God – Finding God is what prompted this article. This article is a logical extension of that viewpoint. A lot of times spiritualism gets lost in the fog of pious devotion and ritualism. A lot of times these practices…

Beautiful Apocalypse

A beautiful apocalypse is only a pipedream; a notion to be romanticized nonetheless. A beautiful apocalypse, if at all, will be complete – eradication of intelligence would be the salvation this world deserves. It is almost a tragedy that greed and intelligence often come intertwined. If effectively insulated the world would be a less desirable place…

An ode to the weekend…

O weekend my weekend,   Your life was short, but it was beautiful, It was full of joy, not a moment that was dull, Your life was short, but it was beautiful,   Your life was short, it went by too fast, Romance, suspense, misadventures, and action; it all seemed too good to last, Your life…

What drives happiness?

It is often said that satisfaction and contentedness lead to lasting happiness. I disagree. If anything,  the opposite is necessary to be happy in life. The want – the drive – to be more, do more, facilitates the actualization of an exquisite state of passion. The ‘state of passion’ defined as happiness. Happiness isn’t in having…

The Manifestation of Thought

The manifestation of thought is action. . . or inaction. It is an expression. It is physical, metaphysical and even spiritual. Everything we do – eat, walk, run, watch TV, make love, punch someone in the face, start a journey, give birth to a child – is a manifestation of a thought. There is never a…

Finding God

When I was born I was a Hindu. Why? Because my parents told me so. They told me Vishnu existed, so he did, they told me Shiva existed, so he did, they told me Brahma existed, and so he did. I was told we are Vaishnavas and so we were. I was told I should be vegetarian, teetotaler and pious, and so I was….