Religion

The disrobing of Draupadi

What happened before Duryodhana tried to disrobe Draupadi The Pandavs and the Kauravs were two families who were related. Both fathers of these families were brothers. Draupadi was the daughter-in-law in the Pandav clan and Duryodhana was one of the many sons in the Kaurav family. Duryodhan and his brothers were Read more

By Heena Modi, ago
Political

Our reaction to ISIS

The harm caused by ISIS The terrorist group ISIS have physically and emotionally hurt hundreds of thousands of people. It’s not just the act of killing people, but the fear caused by it, the insecurity felt as a result, the helplessness and frustration that we are left with. There are Read more

By Heena Modi, ago
Religion

Christmas

Christmas is about hope. Jesus was the son of God who was imprisoned, humiliated, taunted, falsely accused, put through tremendous physical pain & more. Yet, regardless of all this, he had faith that humankind were capable of being much more. To help reduce/remove the weight of our sins, he sacrificed Read more

By Heena Modi, ago
Religion

Easy to understand Jain calendar

This calendar was sent to me recently. I am sharing it because it’s really useful and easy to┬áunderstand. The calendar shows the following: – when Jains avoid eating root vegetables when Jains avoid eating green vegetables when there’s a Jain festival when it’s an auspicious day when the tithis are Read more

By Heena Modi, ago
Holidays

Our family trip to India

For years I’ve wanted to go to India, see some sights and meet family members who live there. However, for one reason or another, it didn’t work out until earlier this year. Things came together so that my Mum, my hubby Suraj & myself were able to spend a couple Read more

By Heena Modi, ago