About Geeta Subramanium
- Intrepid Traveller and Travel Writer
- Vaastu Consultant
- Avid Reader
- Dab hand at Cooking
- Ardent observer of human Interactions
“It’s extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut , with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it’s just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome. Never the less, there can be but few of us who had never known one of these rare moments of awakening when we see, hear , understand ever so much- everything – in a flash – before we fall back again into our agreeable somnolence.”
(Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim.)
This quote reflects my thoughts perfectly, and I would like to believe that I am one of the lucky ones who had a rare moment of awakening, So far I have not fallen back into agreeable somnolence!
I am a historian by training, very deeply interested in ancient architecture both of India and the western world because I believe that it is architecture that reveals the quintessence of civilizations. It is the truest record of life as it was and is ,lived.
History and Architecture brought me in touch with Vaastu Shastra the ancient Indian science of the arrangement of the five elements of nature: earth ,water ,air, fire and space ie: Panchatatwa, which govern the principles of creation.
Vaastu also believes that each of the nine planets guards a direction. So Vaastu also includes a study of the nine planets and aims at providing positive cosmic energies in human habitations.
Over the years, I have found it it very interesting to see the results of both good and bad Vaastu in the lives of people. It is a fascinating subject.
Wanderlust caught me years ago, I love travelling. I am enthralled by visiting new places and meeting people across the world . Invariably, I always come to the same conclusion that people are the same the world over. Its just a difference in societies and cultures.
I am also an unabashed foodie. Not only do I love eating , I also love cooking. Food ties one moment to another, triggering off memories of places visited , of happy times spent with family and friends. More than anything else I love cooking and feeding people, because for me food is a profound means of communication , far exceeding the efficacy of mere words.
I adore art and have happily spent several hours and days in museums just looking at art. It’s a humbling experience because I believe art is a window to the soul of the painter. What I find fascinating is that great paintings work their way into your mind and heart and stay forever in the labyrinths of memory, projecting themselves when they are least expected.
I love gardening. It is thrilling to see reaffirmations of life in plants. They demand so little and give back so much incredible beauty.
It is exquisite delight ,to sink ones hands into the earthand plant a seed or a sapling, and then wait with thrilling anticipation for the result, which never fails to amaze me!
I think gardening is one of the most creative and therapeutic processes
‘It’s the closest one can come to being present at creation’