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MIA, Haridwar, a great book and a thought…

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on November 25, 2012

If there is one word that describes November for me, it is WORK. I haven’t been able to develop a work life balance but am determined to do so in the coming days. I so miss reading your wonderful posts and yearn for the intellectual fodder I derive from your thoughts and views.

Having accepted a new consulting assignment, I have moved to Haridwar, one of the holiest cities in India. It is here that the river Ganga says goodbye to the Himalayas and begins its journey down the great plains of Northern India. The place is steeped in religious fervor and spirituality. People say that coming to Haridwar is a calling, and I agree. I do feel that this calling could not have come at a more apt point in my life, a transitional phase that is churning materialistic and spiritual thoughts in my mind and molding a new me. This process could not have culminated in a better place than by the banks of the holy river Ganga. There is indeed a reason behind everything.

And while I’ve been spending a lot of time at work, I have also been reading a wonderful book. “Almost Perfect” by John Childress is one of the best books I have read. John’s writing is a beautiful combination of fiction, factual history and profound philosophy. It is a page turner and I highly recommend it.

And in conclusion, I’d like to leave you with this thought. The truth about Life is simple. Really. And the best way to recognize something simple is to adopt simplicity.

As always, comments welcomed.

14 Responses to “MIA, Haridwar, a great book and a thought…”

  1. I’m happy for you, Raunak. I was worried when I hadn’t received any notifications for your posts.
    I’ll pick up the book immediately — It sounds like my cup of tea.

  2. Reblogged this on John R Childress . . . Rethinking and commented:
    A nice recommendation for my book: Almost Perfect.

  3. soumyav said

    Good to hear from you Raunak! And more good to hear that you can feel the true soul of Haridwar! hope the transition is gradual,intense,spiritual for very few get the chance of encountering such one ! Best wishes!

  4. roshni15 said

    Simply and beautifully written. πŸ™‚

  5. Yes, nice to hear from you again. Sounds like such a lovely move and glad to hear things are going well for you. I have been wanting to go to India since 2009 so one day I may visit the holy river Ganga. Namaste

  6. Aaww Raunak, change is always good, especially if it’s a new location! I’m sure this transition to Haridwar will be spiritual indeed! Will definitely download your book recommendation!

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