#WorldWar 3

What is this all about?.

These sparks flew due to the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani, one among the top military figure’s of Iran by the US.

A drone strike was performed by the US troops near the Baghdad airport early Friday killing Soleimani. Iran vowed ‘severe retaliation’ following the event. This has flared tension between the nation’s resulting in speculations on World War III.

So, What do you think? World War III?

Science Vs Spirituality

The other day I had been to a spiritual course and like every other participant, I introduced myself. During the course, the instructor kept pointing me out in many instances saying doctor is here, I hope she agrees with me and all. I thought he was really being interactive with me and infact I liked his approach.
It was after I came back that I realized, maybe he was surprised to find a doctor in a spiritual course!

Yeah people often think science and spirituality are antonyms which infact , isn’t right at all. A doctor infact could be more spiritual than an average person is. Considering the stress he takes to save a life, he will possibly be the first person to realize that everything is just not in his control.
But mind you, spirituality is not same as religiousness. Religion is belief in another form while spirituality is belief in our own extended form. It’s about the soul and the various dimensions of existence. It is understanding the intricacies of the mind and the quest for balance on another level.

“Science and spirituality aren’t antonyms, instead they are kin…one simply being an extension of the other.”

– The Silent Scream

Swargdwar

I never planned on writing an article in my blog, but, when I saw this place, I decided I would.

There’s this place in Puri, Odisha called Swargdwar. As the name suggests, it is considered as the ‘Gateway to Heaven’.
I had been to Puri 2 days back for local site seeing and our cab driver suggested this place. He said, ‘you need to go see it and don’t be scared!’. I was surprised when he said that but when I got to know what that is, I really was surprised.
This place is actually a burial ground wherein people get bodies from all over the state and sometimes even the country for funeral because it is considered completely pure as it lies in one of the ‘char – dhams’, Puri.
It is believed that entering this place would wash off all your sins and you will be going to heaven post death.
I was about to enter into this place, when, to my utter dismay I found live pyres still burning and people were casually walking all around those burning bodies as if it were a random park.! I was shocked, literally. In my whole life I have never entered into a burial ground as per our regular customs wherein a female is not allowed into such places more so, with her parents still alive. But here, kids, teenagers, married women, everyone would willingly enter it as per the belief of going to heaven after death.


This was one of the strangest things I had ever seen and will never forget.