Category: Reflections

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Blind Tunisian Woman Regains Eyesight in Arafat

Blind Tunisian Woman Regains Eyesight in Arafat

After 18 months of living in complete darkness, a Tunisian woman pilgrim regained her eyesight while standing on Arafat at the climax of the Haj this [...]
What Little Olinj Taught Me On Teacher’s Day

What Little Olinj Taught Me On Teacher’s Day

By Yoginder Sikand Little Olinj was quite a naughty girl last week, and that's why Dolly Aunty gave her to me yesterday to mind. In two days she ha [...]

What Islam and My Muslim Friends Taught Me This Ramadan

Above all, the many lessons that this Ramzan taught me was this: the need to think of, and turn to, God at least for a few minutes every day. That was [...]

What’s after Ramadan?

While saying goodbye to Ramadan, each one of us should ask these questions: What have I gained from this month? Have I passed the test? By Dr. Main [...]
Healers with Hearts of Gold

Healers with Hearts of Gold

In today's materialistic world, where gentleness and positivity are as scarce as fresh water, when I see patients in HBS Hospital being greeted with a [...]
Do First Thing First

Do First Thing First

Consider this scenario: In a remote forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth to a baby. It finds a remote grass field near by a river and slowly [...]

Connected to the World – But Disconnected Within!

Allow your heart to connect to people. Give technology some much-needed rest at times. Your heart will not let you down, technology will! By Nigar At [...]

The Best of 2012

Time for Tributes I believe that kindness, honesty, courage, hard work and humility comprise spirituality. With the good fortune of having met peo [...]

Learning to Surrender from a Stray Cat

People talk much about surrender to God. Lectures and books are there in plenty on this theme, but I was fortunate to learn about 100 per cent surrend [...]

Learning Austerity in an Ashram

As I bade good-bye to Father Korko and the other guests, one of them told me that he had gone to many ashrams set up by Hindus, Jains, and Christians. [...]
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