The Tragedy of A Relationship


In August 2000, Ravi Shankar’s first wife, the reclusive surbahar virtuoso Annapurna Devi, did her only interview in 60 years with me in which she spoke about her torturous marriage and the tragic life of their son Shubho. Originally published in Man’s World, it was rediscovered by a journalist in December 2012 after the demise of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Since then, the story of Annapurna Devi has gone viral logging in over 10k Likes on Facebook and 900 shares. It’s an amazing, unforgettable story of a rare modern-day musician mystic.

In the Hindustani classical music fraternity, Annapurna Devi’s genius is part of a growing mythology. The daughter of the great Ustad Allauddin Khan, the sister of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and the divorced wife of Pandit Ravi Shankar, she is considered to be one of the greatest living exponents of both the surbahar and the sitar.

The tragedy is that…

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Open Letter to Pope Francis

sincere attempt in the name of God.


When recently, on a visit to southern India, I saw so many new churches , I got the idea to write an open letter to Pope Francis. He is getting a lot of praise for his ‘bold’ statements in the west. However, so far he only talks about ‘respectful coexistence of religions’. He needs to walk his talk and stop conversion. Here is my letter:

Respected Holy Father,

Great hope for a positive change in the Catholic Church is pinned on your Pontificate and recent statements indicate that this hope may not be misplaced. The future, your Holiness said in November 2013, is in the “respectful coexistence of diversity and in the fundamental right to religious freedom in all its dimensions, and not in muting the different voices of religion”.

This statement makes eminent sense and would need to be implemented by all who presently do not subscribe to a…

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a turtle or a giraffe they are the same from the day their origin were and their attitude towards nature did not change but man on the other hand won’t even know what will be his next action. action degenerating environment.

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You cannot explain to a Turtle a Giraffes decision. -Bishop T.D. Jakes You cannot explain to a Turtle a Giraffes decision. -Bishop T.D. Jakes


When you talk about your instincts and where they are taking you at this season in your life but you have naysayers around you, remember the difference between Giraffes and Turtles:

Giraffes and Turtles may occupy the same space but they do not have the same world view. The Giraffe can be in the same geographical location as the Turtle but the Giraffe eats from the tops of the trees, and the Turtle moves through the grass.

What ultimately happens in the lives of all people is that we “eat on the level of our vision”.

When you are a Giraffe and you get criticism from Turtles, the Turtles are reporting the view from the level they are on.

If you understand this, you won’t be moved by what they say. 

Giraffes have a 25lb heart so…

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