Book Review: Seven Secrets to Raising a Happy and Healthy Child

By Joyce Golden Seyburn (1998) Berkely Publishing Group Rs. 550 (Paperback), 244 pages This review was first published in the magazine Life Positive, 2005 Baby Care through Ayurveda With the birth of my son Achintya, my first-born, I felt I was the world’s first woman to experience motherhood and its challenges. While I had the … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Secrets to Raising a Happy and Healthy Child

Periya Azhwar – Bhakti as Maternal Love ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

This article was first published in the ‘Speaking Tree’ section of the Times of India newspaper. Your relationship with the Divine is your prerogative; and every devotee’s bhava or emotions is unique. One can relate to Him as a friend as in sakhya bhava, as a servant in dasa bhava, as a lover in madhurya … Continue reading Periya Azhwar – Bhakti as Maternal Love ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

The dance of the Planets – How will it bode for India ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

“Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality.” —Steven Forrest I want to recapitulate some of the other articles of the past months to set the context here. Please note that these were written by understanding what experts have imparted. If you want to skip the older articles, please scroll down to the Jupiter and … Continue reading The dance of the Planets – How will it bode for India ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

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