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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.

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