All in a Day’s Work: Subbing Senior Yoga at ICC Cupertino

All in a Day’s Work: Subbing Senior Yoga at ICC Cupertino

When I was a young girl, I read the Reader’s Digest “All in a Day’s Work” section with interest. Contributors would submit humorous or poignant anecdotes about interactions with co-workers and customers. On labor day, I offer a similar “All in a Day’s Work” style...
The Peacock Keys

The Peacock Keys

They hung in a noisy jangle a few inches to the left of Padma’s well padded belly button, tucked snugly into her sari’s waistband. Keys of iron and brass, jostling each other around a communal ring meant for expensive Harrison locks and cheap padlocks. The center of...
The Importance of Being Milkha Singh

The Importance of Being Milkha Singh

This is a story of a man who did not win a medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics. This is a story of a man who did not marry the girl he loved. This is a story of a man who did not give up hope. It is 1950s India. The task of nation-building is ongoing. Sincerity is still...
Yoga: Walking on a Path Beyond the Asanas

Yoga: Walking on a Path Beyond the Asanas

The characterization of stress as a “silent killer,” and of yoga as an antidote to stress rests on solid scientific research. And just as prolonged stress can literally shorten one’s life, yoga as an antidote to stress can be seen as enhancing wellness. One of the...
Puzzled by Gossip

Puzzled by Gossip

Is there anyone left in the world who has not yet heard that Priyanka Chopra is engaged to Nick Jonas? As we gladly fritter away our precious time and attention on these manufactured stars in distant constellations, searching for new tidbits of information written by...