Zen & the Art of Cancer Maintenance

Disclamer(inspired by Robert Prisig himself) -“The title should in no way be associated with that great practice of orthodox Zen Buddhism. It’s not very universal for cancer either.“ Managing daily life post cancer-diagnosis and treatment has its own side-effects – the major one being of remaining calm and keeping to the rituals without loosing focus.I actually … More Zen & the Art of Cancer Maintenance

The Balancing Act

Hello World! A few days ago I happened to watch a street entertainer doing the tightrope act.He was dressed up in a joker’s garb. And every time he pretended to falter or accomplish, the audience of  wayside watchers would gasp or clap in elation. Though we don’t realize it, we are all tightrope walkers (and … More The Balancing Act

One year, One month, One week, One day, One hour, One minute, One second

Last two months have been looking so great that we actually made travel plans a month in advance. That is what happens – a few weeks of no major or minor incident and the brain forgets. And then the body shows up its importance. So you are slowly getting into the rhythm of daily life … More One year, One month, One week, One day, One hour, One minute, One second


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) Q1. How are you? How are you feeling? A-   Good. Q2. So are you cured?  A- err..no..not really..well yes..for the time being..not in treatment. Q3. So are you feeling good? A- well – good within the framework of cancer. Q4. How’s the food? A-   Great! Q5. So why are … More FAQs


I UNDERSTAND. This statement and its presence in my life is almost hysterical. In the last two years, the amount of things I have ‘understood’ as well as the amount of times I have been ‘understood’ would easily be beatific if not saintly. Since I have ‘nun’ such ambitions, have found the most peaceful way … More I UNDERSTAND

Spirituality Ahoy!!

Spiritual / Spirituality – these words connoted a personal space, whatever it meant and however you practiced it –  in my growing up years. When and how they became the “business” of every one around must have happened in the intervening years. I seemed to have missed the hype or perhaps unconsciously kept it out … More Spirituality Ahoy!!