Meditating on Peace


First time seeing this place as a ten year old in 1977, I couldn’t help but fall in love with Pangong su Lake. Blanco cold, the peaks were snowcapped, even from May to July.  By the way, it looks really cool on google earth!

I really missed that view when I took my family there few years ago. Not white anymore due to the global warming, which some VIP’s declare is not happenning. For want of a better word, let’s just call it alien-hugged-warm😉

Leaving Ladakh for a moment, lets revert to the series on change. Peoples’ perspectives and attitudes have changed, so why is it hard for us to maintain peace instead of terror?

Almost there: 3 more wordNiche pictures (per my sad math😋)

via Daily Prompt: Saintly


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Relocating focus changes …


War has changed,

reason hasn’t,

Weapons have changed,

bloodshed hasn’t.

Need has changed,

greed hasn’t,

Diplomacy has changed,

love-hate hasn’t.

What does relocating our focus change? What are the options in unconventional wars?

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Fabrics became defined and refined as humans and technology evolved, hand in hand. Trending fashions change and old ones come back.

I prefer to keep a low profile on fashion, keeping focus on other things of my interest, but the same might put others on tenterhooks😉. Adventure, teaching, reading, people – to me are all about change; new, novel, experiences.

What is your choice of change?


via Daily Prompt: Tenterhooks


Times change


Sunrise is so beautiful, it reminds me of Rumpelstiltskin. Everything has turned to gold!

Our aging elders are like that too. All their wisdom and patience, make a beauty of relationships, embellishing it with gold. When they share an insight, it is always worth a listen.

🙏 This holiday listen in one unique different way for getting to know something about them, and one for yourself. No counselor can tell what your family can mirror for you!❤️💚

via Daily Prompt: Age


FREE Possible!

Parents and Teachers! Most countries are headed for the holidays and many of us are planning to catch up on some reading.

I don’t have a kindle, but I hope to maximize with this app. Here is a snippet of a link I found where you can read whole e-books for free! Kindle Unlimited: free trial for thirty days. Avid readers can sign up if they like the option, others can sample books and must cancel within thirty days, so as not to be charged.

I had the option to send free books few weeks ago, but after enrolling in kindle select, I have committed to kindle unlimited program and must pay for my own book, even if I want to send a gift. Live and learn, as they say 😀

ENJOY the ReadMania in December and the amazing cool weather coming up! Click here:

Parents and Teachers! Sample or read the book, “Terror Strikes The HoCleS,” and check it out for your special youth or students. It is the best way to illustrate how terrorism comes into being, and watch them figure out for themselves how and why it happens, and what must be done about it. Here is where fiction comes together with psychology and sociology of terrorism.

P.S. Please ask your student to leave frank reviews on the site about what they think about the book.


One-way ticket to …

Simply put, a majority is made with a diverse group of people. I wonder does majority constitute a cohesive group of single attitude or background or faith? Is that even possible?


We still hear conversations about mine and yours, ours and theirs, his and hers.

As a society, we are compartmentalizing people and cultures, consciously or unconsciously. How can we claim majority or mainstream identity, if we must downplay others, simply because they do not speak our language or fit in a different box, made by us?


Let us expect and respect diverse thought. It’s a one-ticket to success or failure by ‘majority’ definitions. In “Terror Strikes The HoCleS,” I have put across fun, progressive scenarios of people, some based on real interviews of few amazing people, to illustrate how we do more damage than good, and how they rescued themselves from terror. Dont tell the kids, but fiction is often based on facts😉!

One of them retired as a very high ranking official, one is a professor, and those still in conflict, I hope, will heal and make their lives better, following their inspiration. Interesting and most of us didn’t even know it!

via Daily Prompt: One-Way


Think about amazing possibilities as you hear this song🎶

Knitted thoughts


2017 has been an interesting year: geographically, politically, and globally catastrophic! Knitting all those thoughts together, I find we are not just searching for happiness, but also peace. Just a little mental break, a little relief from storied stress.

Shopping and SALE therapy isn’t doing wonders either to alleviate the condition of the christmastly seasoned mind😉

Therefore, here’s wishing everyone a simple life, a joyful season, and a peaceful realm as you interact with society and family. Enjoy nature even as she dulls in her beauty, for her work of providing peace continues on. ❤️ Happy (planning) Holidays!

via Daily Prompt: Knit


Don’t forget to read/ add to your shopping list! (Amazon has a restriction on changing the listed price. I am allowed only a one week promotion). Coming soon!

Read: A fictional presentation of how we make our society TERRORIFFIC!

Listening to yourself?

Have a percussive headache and reaching for a painkiller? When low on energy, some of us reach for coffee, tea, sweet- whatever gets us going. Seems normal!

I do that too, sometimes. But never on holidays and ninety percent of other days. But definitely, no chemical based energy enhancers.

Listen to the body? What is it saying? Tired. Sleepy. Unnecessary sweet. 

In my view, all are crutches for moments when we don’t listen to ourselves and meet our needs. Simple example is: I find kids eat snacks and ‘being’ with a cell phone frequently. In short, ignoring their own needs, health, and sanity. I ask you, if your stomach can work non-stop. After all, doesn’t the stomach need rest too?

This is what I do and it works without stimulants. Rest. Sleep. Walk it off.

Peer pressure for kids and adults seems to make people use stimulants to appear cool, energetic, and a go getter. Instead of peace of mind, many of us involuntarily teach our kids to project a false image.

Do we fear being called an ancient, underdog, or mushy marshmallow?


(P.S. Tomorrow, the other peace😉)

via Daily Prompt: Percussive


via Daily Prompt: Underdog


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Goin’ with the flowin’😉

“Money isn’t the measure of my success” (if any😉)

Well, thats what I try to live by. I had a re-think moment again, when I saw myself in a tizzy trying to market the book. Then again, being human I keep snapping in and out of the rat race, consciously over the last two decades.
Now on instagram, pinterest, wordpress, and almost facebook, I zoomed out of my explorations and saw the rat race again😄.

Everyone is clicking likes, because you published a book and you will need help with editing.
You might need help with the book cover.
You must get their help for gaining more followers.
You should get help for marketing to survive the ways of the commercial world.
Whew! Might as well do an MBA, the conversion program to global trade!

I wrote the book like an exploration, not a fit to the list of how to’s. Didn’t people write books when there no books on method? Or, deliberate marketing? I did WordPress with an aim to reach others who might think like me, or who might engage in discussion on perspectives on social issues, not increase numbers in following.
I was wanting people to read the book, but wanted it to be an experience in life’s travel, not a product for sale. Why the rush then? Drop the rat race … again! Sometimes its just a constant battle not to fall into the pattern. And then we do. I do. (And, Mercy! No thats not a wedding wow to WordPress!)

It’s easier to go with the flow, right? Some of you might be relieved to know that, the me you followed is back. Thank you for your patience. To answer some of you who really supported unconditionally, I close with my name.

Appreciation and regards,
Yours truly,
Vandana Sabharwal.

via Daily Prompt: Mercy


Praying on its Prey!

via Daily Prompt: Sludge


The word sludge is a bad one for this wonderful season! I cannot think of a single sludgery drudgery thought. Therefore, I must put aside sludge and talk about this eagle that made my day!

What a treat on my morning walk! The darkish picture of the eagle on the ground was taken before complete sunrise. It was enjoying its rabbit kill, when I chanced upon it. On my getting closer, it flew away to the tree tops to survey its treat and keep an eye on privacy invaders like me.

The pics are from my cell and not very clear. I will try again with a proper camera for better luck with this hunter!

Meanwhile, enjoy: “Terror Strikes The HoCleS.” eBook Available here