Author: Rupa Rao

I Feel the Essence of My Doting Dad

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is eleven years to lunar date since his larger than life colorful persona was amongst us, yet his essence, words, royal laughter, humour linger stronger every day for me. His penchant for Telugu sametlu (proverbs); English proverbs, and appropriate usage by pulling out right one for situations was mind-boggling. When I found lazy-person-tricks to dump my […]

Vitamin G – Gift from the Generations Gone: Walk Barefoot, Sleep on the Floor

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur ancestors well understood the miracles of body-earth-universe harmony. We knew that connecting to earth’s natural energy prevents fatigue, chronic pain, regulates stress hormone, enhances good sleep, neutralises cell-damaging molecules, promotes optimal biological rhythms, body reverts faster to relaxed state, builds a strong immune system. All this came naturally to grounded generation by osmosis before […]

Living on in Death and Back to College Too

Reading Time: 3 minutesRupa talks about her mother-in-law’s progressive views. In life and death, she carried her will. In death, her body is going to medical research which will benefit waitlisted organ recipients and medical research community that may find miracle cures a step short of discovery. Here’s a new weekly column, beginning today, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

Versions of Vara Lakshmi Devi on Sravana Shukravaar

Reading Time: 2 minutesRupa tells us about the Vara Lakshmi Vratam, which is performed on Sravana Shukravaaram (Friday, Aug 24), in parts of South India, mostly Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. A Different Truths exclusive. As per mythology, Goddess Parvati was advised by Lord Shiva to perform Varalakshmi Vratam on Sravana Shukravaaram(Hindu month of Sravan as per lunar calendar and 2nd Friday ideally (or from the […]