Before the pandemic, I used to say a lot: "Ok, I'm now back on track" whenever I overcame a challenging situation. And then, I watched Becoming - a Netflix documentary on Michelle Obama's book tour. At one point, Michelle says this: "Get back on what track?It's a whole new track.It's not going back.It's just all … Continue reading Back on what track?
I'm reading a beautiful book called Man's Search for Meaning. The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust. The author, Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. He survived the Holocaust. The lessons he shares in this book are especially poignant in the times we are in. He says: “Humour is the soul’s weapon in … Continue reading A book recommendation for the times we’re in
First and foremost, I hope you, your family, and loved ones are safe and well. 🙏 I'm in London, in our apartment, with husband. We cancelled all travel plans, we closed our hair and beauty salon, and we’re prepared to hunker down inside for the next 6-12 weeks, or as long as needed. We are determined to … Continue reading A personal update from me during Corona times
Our journey through the Himalyas was a transformational one in many ways. I've written here extensively about some of the cultural, historical and spiritual lessons we’ve learnt. It’s now time to address the physical side of the story: life at high altitude. I’ve read books and guides on how to prepare, but I wish I … Continue reading Never underestimate the power of altitude
"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply." Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist (1883-1931) Great teachers are masters of expressing complicated things in a simple way. As are great copywriters. Or mentors who hold a mirror to you. I'm wondering what other professions can you think of … Continue reading Simplicity
A documentary with intrepid economist and social scientist Arthur Brooks who travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we live a good life and lift up the world together, starting with those at the margins of society?
“Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?”Wade Davis On my first journey leaving Europe, I had the fortune to experience corners of the world, where people have not forgotten the old ways, where different religious faiths live in harmony, where death is celebrated … Continue reading My journey through the Himalayas – Ancient wisdom and customs in the modern world
On the day of the UK's component of the European Parliament Elections I was interviewed live for a Hungarian news channel called HirTV. It was a very interesting experience to see how a brilliant news reporter works live and what sort of linguistic and other challenges one has to overcome in split seconds, when in front of the camera. Here's what I said - and what I didn't have time to say ...
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
Now, at a time when technology is changing everything around us, Collisions is a salient message about how the past continues to reverberate across the generations.