The ongoing abductions and killing of minorities in the name of religion are a slap on the face of humanity. This poem takes us through the journey of many young victims.
The festivites and prayers that go along to make a festival stand out is the auspiciousness practiced communally......
A tale of a conversion from one faith to another without having known well what lies in one's religion by birth is becoming a common occurrence as one looks for shortcuts to life.
Hindu Almanac is widely based on the Lunar cycle but varies somewhat at the regional level. However various phases of the moon bring in different depictions of spiritual practices following a astrological charts. This poem is a small effort at showing how much the Hindu religion rely's on the Lunar pattern.
If music be the religion, A religion so very new! Comprising of Orchestra, Co existence of old and new. The jazz alongside the classical, The Sitar in symphony with the tuba. And the piano with the flute elates, The sound of the trumpet blares notes. Hidden pleasure to the soul thus dotes, The religion … Continue reading A Religion so New!
Humanity is craving for a new religion that is beyond the limits of suffocation, doctrines, practices and vices.
The Stone Age man survived on hunting for hunger. Did He earn the wrath by killing? All those beautiful flowers which we not only place as offerings during prayers, but also use them very talentedly at various arrangements in churches, temples, offices, homes, events as well as times of death are they lifeless? Why then we are supposedly allowed to end life of some beings guilt free yet we are condemned for the others?
OFFERING TO GOD By Monica Gokaldas (Published in "The Indian", Hongkong 2015) Attending any Hindu religious event or visiting a temple usually goes hand in hand with receiving or placing oblations and offerings. While receiving oblations is simply termed as receiving blessings it leaves one … Continue reading OFFERING TO GOD
DISLOCATED RELIGION: By Monica Gokaldas Incidents occurred in the current times are forcing us to revisit our religious principles. It appears the ethics of Religion are fractured or dislocated miserably. Whether we are in Mombasa, Lamu or even further in Peshawar, Kashmir, Sydney or Paris the effects are felt of the dislocated principles everywhere. We … Continue reading DISLOCATED RELIGION