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About sarikananda

Hello to all the readers and fellow bloggers. I am Sarika Nanda and I welcome you to my blog. I am based out of the national capital of India. I am new to blogging and to writing. My posts are my contemplations on varied topics. I hope to publish something of interest for most of my readers. Hoping to follow the rule of brevity without compromising on the essence of the thought, I will try to write without hurting any sentiments and sensibilities. My writings are my own, and any thoughts picked from another source will carry the source information or acknowledgement. I sincerely hope to see more and more followers and support in the coming days. Happy Reading. Sarika Nanda

The Problem with ‘God’

Originally posted on MARIA WIRTH:
‘God’ is a much used word yet hardly anyone pauses to find out what is meant by it. ‘Isn’t it clear?’ religious people may ask and answer:  God is the Highest, the Creator of the…

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What is Religion good for?

Originally posted on MARIA WIRTH:
In many parts of Europe, religion has become an important topic only in the last few decades. In the 1970s, religion or rather Christianity, which used to mean religion then, seemed obsolete. It was considered…

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Flashback – Significance of Diwali…

We would also fill the balconies of the rooms, looking out on the street, with candles. The stairs, the entrances to each room, and the elevated corner outside the kitchen, would all be filled with lighted candles. Continue reading

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Talk to students in memory of Swami Vivekananda

Originally posted on MARIA WIRTH:
(This one-hour speech happened to be a first for me, and I want to thank the students that they made it easy for me and looked interested throughout.) My three main points: To encourage the…

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So You Think You Are The Saviour.

Originally posted on Sarika Nanda Cerebrates:
How do I begin to express my grief at the News from around the world?  I am a person of faith and I would be miffed too if someone ridiculed my faith.  Will I…

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Is Hindu Dharma good and Hindutva bad?

Originally posted on MARIA WIRTH:
 My article “When Germany is Christian, is India Hindu?” got amazingly good response with thousands of facebook likes. However, some readers felt I made a mistake by not distinguishing between good, tolerant Hinduism, which is…

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So Vegetarians Are Hitlers? Really?!

I have so many quotes from so many influential people. Most of them are not Indians, and some are very important names in history and literature. Now does that win me the argument against your image? Just think about it. Think before you pick-up cudgels against a thought. Do not do it for the hate of a man or a group. Continue reading

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Flashback – Of Neighbourhood Weddings and Affairs…

A Punjabi family owned the corner house of a lane, left across from our lane. They had two beautiful daughters. The girls were at least six or seven years elder to me. Being in an impressionable age, I would look up to them for the way they dressed and carried themselves. Continue reading

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Flashback – Of Friendships…

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. Continue reading

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Flashback – Games We Play…

Two months of summer holidays used to be a long time, and each year would bring in a range of ideas to add thrill to our young lives. Television was limited to evenings, with one state run channel. Radio was the constant companion. Many an afternoons were spent playing all forms of rummy, snakes and ladders, carom, Chinese checkers, or chess. Continue reading

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