When friendship blooms

Balvihar March 2018 Neel and Kiran knew each other since many moons ago. Everyone admired their friendship and wondered how the other kids could not get along with each other so well. But it so happened that Neel and Kiran had a very bad fight one afternoon. Neel loved gardening and to encourage him, his …

Talking books

Balvihar February 2018 Rakshat, his wife Akshita, and Bina their 6 year old daughter always visited Sundar and his wife Mala during Bina’s vacations. This year they could not make it because Akshita’s cousins were visiting them in Chennai. Rakshat however decided to continue with the tradition of visiting his mom and dad and travelled …

Pearls of wisdom

Surprising that 2 professionals from  different fields shared the same tip:   director priyadarshan said – its not the director’s film, its the editor’s film the writing expert said – the best written piece is the best edited one. DON’T GET IT RIGHT, JUST GET IT WRITTEN.

Flow of service

Balvihar January 2018   “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” As I …

Kanna’s cows

Balvihar January 2018 Kanna we are going to the farmers market. Do you want to join” Saroja aunty called out. “Amma, I am going out with Cheenu Anna on his cycle.” ” Change your dress and go, Kanna” Amma shouts fell on deaf ears. Kanna had already disappeared around the corner of the street. “Oh …

ho’oponopono

something i least expected happened. i tried this and it worked. so I am sharing it. I cant call myself a spiritual person, but recently a few incidents have prompted me to try out certain things that I feel would actually lighten my burden and keep me cheerful. And I said I am sorry, I …

11

it made me all the more curious when I started seeing twin numbers though initially i was amused and took it lightly. a friend shared this and it says it all. https://www.angeltherapy.com/blog/meaning-11-111-and-1111

The Winds of change

Balvihar December 2017 I am Shaswath, a 12th grader. I aspire to become like my Uncle Ravikiran who is my guardian, a doctor who has worked very hard to become what he is today. He is a very humble, knowledgeable and kind man. It might be a little surprising when I talk about Navneet, my …

You can play with clay

Balvihar December 2017 I have known Mrs. Chaitali Gupta for many years now. She is extremely talented, promotes Warli and other folk art and she has been giving back to the community in her own simple but very effective manner. Her eco-friendly ganesha making workshops are very popular in the community and infact she was …

Lulu Gyaan

I can be at my worst sometimes. Sunday afternoon was one such instance. I was highly critical of those fins of the fish….when something irritates me,  fins or fans don’t matter at all. Lulu’ s response to my quirky comment about the ocean and fish, “Sorry about that but a drawing is supposed to be …

The best gift of all

  Balvihar November 2017 Harish lived with his wife Geetha, his dad Siva and little daughter Bhoomi in the village farmhouse. Geetha was a big help to his dad and it was a great assurance to Harish, who often travelled for work. This time it was almost over a fortnight and staying away from Bhoomi …