Bandana Tewari


01 Jun: Is Covid-19 Our Memento Mori?

Historically, a memento mori is a skull, usually displayed on the desks of philosophers and saints, as a constant reminder of death and mortality. In Latin it means “to remember you must die”
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07 Nov: Love in the Time of Climate Change

When a 16 year old climate campaigner—Greta Thunberg—has to stand before seasoned politicians in the US (and the world), telling them “This Is The Time To Wake Up”, calling out a nation, the largest emitter of greenhouse gases for their inaction - you know that we live in a world of ecological ignorance and environmental neglect
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11 Jul: Kali: Decoding the Dark Goddess

Growing up in India we were always warned of the dark and mysterious goddess—Kali. Stories of this apocalyptic goddess centred around death and destruction, her sinister black tongue exposed to the world, fearless in her stultifying anti-beauty (not ugly)
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14 Jun: A Still Mind: The True Purpose Of A Yoga Practice

The profound brevity of this sentence, written by Patanjali, takes us immediately into the heart of what Yoga practice is about and what it’s meant to achieve. To cease the thoughts that consume our every living moment, and instead be ‘thoughtless’ in order to reach a fulcrum of silence and awareness
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06 Mar: The Moon & You

A longstanding western tradition holds that the man was banished to the moon for a crime, like stealing. According to Dante’s Inferno that man was Cain
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04 Mar: Nataraja: Shiva & Science

Sitting by the sea, in the early 70s, watching the ebb and flow of waves that rose and crashed, the now 79-year old physicist Fritjof Capra, author of the bestseller The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallel between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism (1975), had an epiphany.

18 Feb: Sanatana Dharma

Sanatana Dharma is life itself; it is a thing that has not so much to be believed in as lived said Sri Aurbindo. In its simplistic essence, Sanatana means eternal