Festival of Lights Deepavali is the festival of lights. It is also the time of the year when children and families gather to burst firecrackers. The year 2020 has seen subdued celebrations all over India, with minimal firecrackers. I stopped indulging in firecrackers many years ago. My fascination has taken…View More The Science of Firecrackers
Balance in Nature From the fundamental unit of an atom to the ends of the universe, there is balance. It is inherent in the natural world; nature finds balance in its existence. The question is, how can we find this balance within ourselves and with our environments? What is balance?…View More Finding Balance
I continue here from my previous article. If you haven’t read that yet, please do. The science behind ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ (Makara Sankranti): Indian traditions follow two approaches to the calendar – the sun-based ಸೌರಮಾನ (sauramaana) approach and the moon-based ಚಾಂದ್ರಮಾನ (chaandramaana) approach. The time measured using each approach is based…View More My journey with Astronomy – Part 2
My childhood experience: Over the last week, there has been some heated discussion within my circle of friends and family. This has been around the habit of bursting crackers for Deepavali. As a kid, my fascination with crackers was at its peak. My brothers and I would eagerly wait for…View More Crackers for Deepavali: To burst or not to burst?
Subham Karoti Kalyanam, Arogyam Dhana Sampadah, Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya Deepa Jyotir Namostute. ‘ I salute the one who is the lamplight that brings auspiciousness; prosperity, good health, abundance of wealth, and the destruction of the intellect’s enemy– Kama(lust), krodha(anger), lobha(greed), moha(attachment), mada(pride) and matsarya(jealousy)’. As Navaratri, Diwali, Karthikai deepam(festival of lights)…View More From Darkness to Light…