The enigma of Epiphyllum oxypetalum/ Nishagandhi – one that blooms in the night ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

I am blessed to be living in a community where the residents are plant-lovers and gardening enthusiasts. The sizes of the gardens vary but not the enthusiasm. A terrace garden is tended with as much care as a large garden. So, there was a lot of excitement last night, on the 7th of June, 2021 … Continue reading The enigma of Epiphyllum oxypetalum/ Nishagandhi – one that blooms in the night ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Lunar Eclipse – May 26th 2021 ; From Darkness Lead Us Onto Light

It’s been unprecedented times and with a lockdown and other challenges, I never got to write as much as I wanted to. As I am writing this short piece, we are going through the lunar eclipse. The eclipse is not visible in Bangalore, where I live. It is be the first Lunar Eclipse of 2021. … Continue reading Lunar Eclipse – May 26th 2021 ; From Darkness Lead Us Onto Light

Towards Total Transformation – May 2021©Sangeeta Venkatesh

To say May will be a complex month would be stating the obvious, considering what is going on the world.  India, in particular is going through unprecedented havoc with the Corona Virus. And it is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this article, while witnessing the loss of lives. I will not … Continue reading Towards Total Transformation – May 2021©Sangeeta Venkatesh

April 2021- Chaitra Shukla Pratipada and other transits ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Happy Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Nevreh, Vishu, Cheti Chand, Bohag Bihu, Vaishaki from Sojourn With San! Greetings on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (11th /12th April)- it is when the New Moon is in Pisces and so is the Sun in the last degrees. It is believed that this was the period when Lord Brahma created the world. … Continue reading April 2021- Chaitra Shukla Pratipada and other transits ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Christ the Redeemer -A symbol of peace ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/sunday-herald/sh-top-stories/a-symbol-of-peace-969375.html Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) After the events of last year, humanity is undeniably seeking redemption – looking for quick restoration to normalcy and healing. This brought me to reminisce about … Continue reading Christ the Redeemer -A symbol of peace ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Chiselling a lasting legacy ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/sunday-herald/sunday-herald-art-culture/chiselling-a-lasting-legacy-960784.html This article was published in the Sunday Edition of Deccan Herald on 14th March 2021. Please click on the link above to read the spectacular life of Padma Vibhushan Sudarshan Sahoo. Here, I present a photo-essay of just a few of the great artist's work. Please enjoy the intricacies.

March 2021- Transit of Planets ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

A soothsayer in the Shakespearean play warned Julius Ceaser, ‘Beware of the Ides of March’. This sounds ominous, but let me assure you that for the people who follow dharma it will be as good a month as any other, but not vice versa! And here’s why….. Illustration for Julius Caesar from an edition of … Continue reading March 2021- Transit of Planets ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Mulabagal – Blessings that reach through the eastern door ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

‘Mulabagilu’ is derived from the word ‘Mudalabagilu’, which means the eastern door in Kannada.  I have been wanting to visit this town each time we were on the Madras-Bangalore highway, but due to paucity of time we could never make a stopover. This little town is known for some ancient temples that are certainly worth … Continue reading Mulabagal – Blessings that reach through the eastern door ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Shopping Review: Grameena Angadi, Bangalore- Your one stop shop for organic & sustainable shopping ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

If you go by the several articles published on food last year, many homes seemed to have awakened to the benefits of home-cooked food.  Moreover, a large section of society was inspired to get back to whole foods. There is a new found awareness when people started to look at and read food labels. A … Continue reading Shopping Review: Grameena Angadi, Bangalore- Your one stop shop for organic & sustainable shopping ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

February Transits- It’s a Party in Capricorn©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Oops I am late again! But without much ado, lets dive into the transits of planets in February. There is an unusual phenomenon that is happening in the skies this month. In my previous article I mentioned about the “Stellium” that is occurring in the sign of Capricorn.  A stellium involves a conjunction of three … Continue reading February Transits- It’s a Party in Capricorn©Sangeeta Venkatesh