Yoga and Depression

Yoga and Depression

An essay first published in April 2017. My dad’s yoga practice was as dependable as mangoes in Chennai’s summer and Carnatic music concerts in December. I don’t think he missed a single day of sirasasana and sarvangasana—perfectly aligned head and shoulder stands,...
Aiyo: The One Word For All Occasions

Aiyo: The One Word For All Occasions

Every language should have at least one word which serves as an adequate response to just about anything. A single expression that can encapsulate an array of emotions in life and art—from despair and adoration to disgust and frustration. But in their narrow...
Finding Alegria in Puerto Rico

Finding Alegria in Puerto Rico

I travel to immerse myself in history and culture, be awed by the beauty of our planet, appreciate differences, discover a common thread of humanity, feed my senses with sounds of a new language, a surprising flavor, a startling color, a memory that will wrap around...