Vaisakhi and Ashtami

“Vaisakhi” will be celebrated world wide on April 13/14.  Celebrated by Punjabis (across either side of the India-Pakistan border) it is a harvest-linked festival to give thanks for a good crop and pray for abundance in the year to come.  It also assumed a special significance for the Sikhs from the 17th century onwards. Sikhism started …

Thoughtful Silence

She who must be obeyed is currently away.  Silence resonates through the empty house and for now, home is but a quiet dwelling.  Familiar sounds, that act like socks stuffed in a suitcase to fill up empty corners and cushion the contents from bumps, are missing. Running water in the kitchen sink or washroom basin, …