Author Archives: Next Step to Nirvana

Good bye and welcome to my new home

After writing for nine months on this blog, I am now emboldened enough to move to a self-hosted website, Next Step to Nirvana. In these nine months, I wrote 128 posts and I am extraordinarily grateful to the 408 readers … Continue reading

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Hope is a sweet thing

This weekend, I had the most harrowing personal experience. An online friend was going through a hard time, which I got to know through her social media postings and I had to intervene and get her the help that she … Continue reading

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The gift of magi story

Who among us have not been moved and touched by The gift of magi story? Romantic, magical and sentimental. I ask, “O’Henry, Did you mean to write a parable of comic irony? A warning to lovers not to let things … Continue reading

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