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Top 9 Blog Posts That Changed My Course of 2022; A Summary and A Start of a New Chapter

Well, this is it. Another year is done and we are looking to the clouds how and where it all went. But nature is no cheat. There is no lapse of a day, of a moment or even a blink. We live it. We are aware of it. We breathe each breath full.


One thing that I learnt while I was living 2022 was that even though I enjoy writing, it cannot be my end all. I take joy in walking more, in seeing and being at a place that urges me to contemplate, to talk to it. Somewhere that pushes me to dive deeper in aspects that i wasn’t aware of before. I love movement and I love challenging myself around those movements.


So I have decided I am not going to make resolutions anymore because somewhere deep within we know what is required of us at what time. Where are we needed the most. I may prioritise it but life has always taken the better route, or has checkmated me most of the time. So what I wish for myself, for this year is to try start living really, in the world that goes on ‘today’. Or I at least should start practising it. I have always dreamt and I may still do but I haven’t really, seriously worked on today and now I want to. Opening of eyes and doing what comes the moment later. Planning will keep happening as it always has. But tomorrow’s sunrise onwards I will give my best today and i will desist any long term plan.


But, yes there are some select quantifiable goals that I had shared here but even they don’t matter nearly as much as you my co-travellers, friends and loved ones in my life. Love is what gives meaning to everything. And so my only resolve from here onwards would be to ask from the nature forces to give me that capacity to receive love and share it with utmost humility each passing moment. And that could be my prarabdha or the predestined nature.


Even though my Karma is Writing, And would like to see myself writing each passing day of my Life. As this year was one of those bricks that helped me build upon my wall of memory.


Memory.


Such a word, just like 2022 is now, a year in memory. An important year; here we all lived it together while sharing what we did. I am grateful to each one of my co-travellers who was here with me, with each passing post; smiling, feeling, writing and making us two better together.

Thank you.

So, it felt important as It was quite hard to leave some major and even influential posts out of nearly 50 that I wrote this Year.



At number 9 is an Essay on the man whom I love to love to hate

Why Do I Like Gandhi ?

At number 8 is

10 hard truths that a student must know for life

At number 7 is a tale from the dream land Kashmir :

About Kashmir, A tale of keepers and Rowing a Shikara to a
Wedding in Dal


At number 6 is a very interesting Project that I have been working on at School.

What Children Dream ?

At number 5 is a journey that arrived this year unexpectedly from my village in Uttar Pradesh, India :

The Last Journey to Ganga and Scenes from My Ancestral Village



At number 4 is

The Story of India in 75 Years



At number 3 is an instance that shook me right after we opened our school after Pandemic :

How Pandemic Changed the Reality of Children



At number 2 is a post that will take us closer to the nature and our understanding of it once we read this :

Nature and What We Humans can Learn From Inner Life of Trees



At number 1 is an introductory post of Life in an Indian Village :

Silent Poems From My Ancestral Village. A Photographic Tribute


And the TOP post that took me to the meaning of Sacredness and kept my whole centred around that state of Meditation :

The pond of Saraswati and Meeting With the Brahma Kamal






The Final Say



So yes, these were some jewels that I could give back to the world this year.

I hope you spend the rest of tonight with the ones you want to see first thing with the rising Sun. But even if you find the Sun to be your only company, there is nothing better!

I still feel that feeling is a gift, that empathy is a boon and humility is the door to your destiny.

With hope that I will be able to create great new works, projects and courses that can bring more value, meaning, many followers and revenue along the way; so I can keep giving as much I want.


A Very Happy New Year My co-Travellers

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Thank you.


If today is the first time you have arrived on The Road to Nara, you are heartily welcome ~ Namaste

If you have any suggestions, please write in the comment box or feel free to write to me at narayankaudinya@gmail.com


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I will take this opportunity to introduce you to About me and importantly;

As a co-traveller, my Ten Learnings from several years on the roadbefore you coarse on youown Road to Nara.

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Also, You will be happy to know about My Little School Project. If you wish to come over for a visit someday that you must, you will be heartily welcomed here

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To visit other long-term photographic works, please visit here.

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Hi, I am Narayan Kaudinya. And i welcome you on this journey, the Road to Nara ! I am an Ethnographer and a practicing Indologist. I did my masters in History and further learnt Sanskrit, Yoga and Nerve-therapy. At 24, pushing most academic sounding, office sitting works away, i felt compelled to know and understand the world and my country, Bharat/India. I travelled, and as it happened i took up teaching in Kashmir and further up in the remote villages of Baltistan in the foothills of Karakoram Ranges. For around three years and many states later there came a time when i felt that it was only while teaching i learnt how to laugh, to see, feel, breathe, love and cry -with children, and mostly resource-less parents in the harshest-freezing border conditions. I write, and work as a documentary photographer and Filmmaker, with numerous published, exhibited and some awarded stories. In my travels and life i have let nature lead me, the divine mother, and as a Yogin, my resolve here is to share my experiences and thoughts as honestly, and through them to blossom in everyone the power and possibility in pursuing your breath, that you seek your true nature with courage and curiosity. Here, on this road i will share my spirit, my love for nature, the elements of life that are us. And in doing so, i'll be happy to see you along.

30 Comments

  1. Dear bro! all are blessed who can read your words, see your pictures. You give freely a beautiful lesson always. Thank you for being Narayan, my much beloved bro.
    your sis from oz

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  2. Your good, kind heart will guide you through the new year. This I know! It is always good to have a plan as a guideline but we should never resist when our heart pulls us off the straight path. Many blessings to you Nara.

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  3. Narayan, I enjoyed this post immensely! ❤ It struck me that my New Year's goal is somewhat similar to yours, "Sit less, walk more." I want to remember to take breaks from the computer to do some physical activity.

    I revisited two of your posts from the past year, "What Children Dream," which I found very inspiring, and "How Pandemic Changed the Reality of Children," which is truly heartbreaking. As a retired teacher, I found both posts very relatable.

    My brother, a psychologist, told me that he and all the mental health professionals he knows are overworked since the pandemic. He is of retirement age and trying to reduce his workload. Though he is not accepting new patients, he does not want to turn current and former patients away. What is hard for his adult patients must be even more difficult for children!

    Wishing you continued success in all of your endeavors, much joy, and many pleasant surprises in 2023! ❤

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  4. I always look forward to reading your posts and am inspired by them. Happy & Healthy New Year Narayan! ⌚🔢🕛🎊

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I hope all of your travels are blessed and safe. I hope this new coming year will be great and prosperous for you. God bless you. Stay safe. Happy New Year.

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  6. KK says

    Apart from 9 posts, I enjoyed others as well! Wish you all the best for your future endeavours. Happy New Year 🎉

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  7. “I am not going to make resolutions anymore because somewhere deep within we know what is required of us at what time.” Absolutely!

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  8. How beautiful is it for you to say ‘writing is my karma’. When someone calls me a writer, I have tears in my eyes every time, a strong tug from my heart and a feeling of getting somewhere a place where I wanted to be since I was a kid….You write very well!!! May your projects succeed and dreams be fulfilled .

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  9. That was a good recap. I read through your little school project and it’s an impressive dedicated work. Wishing you more power in 2023

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