About

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I write because I mainly see beauty in the world and it touches me so much that I wish to express the feelings it generates but I also write from experiences I have gone through and ugly happenings I have witnessed for others and that too generates its own set of emotions which I then try to release through the same medium. I hope this blog brings a blend of all of this to those who wish to read it so that they may see the beauty and revel in it as well as see the ugliness and give some thought to what creates it.

On the more prosaic side, my name is Geetha Prod’hom and that in itself has raised a few eyebrows. I started life out as Geeta Balvannanadhan to become, from a twist of rewriting and translating between various languages, Guita Balvannanathan and utimately, through a marriage now dissolved, Geetha Prod’hom.

Born of an Indian father and a Tunisian mother, I have grown up into a multicultural background. I love art in all its forms and like painting and drawing. Sometimes I also choose to express myself in words through poems in some of the languages I learnt throughout my life. I write poems mainly in English, French and Arabic.

My father as a Hindu gave me countless tales of Mahabharatha and Ramayana to read and read to us many of the tales himself. My mother as a Muslim, taught us the Coran, which we recited without understanding much up until the moment I learnt to read and write Arabic at the age of 10. We also grew up in the Convent system at school up until I was 10. The sisters were a mix of catholics and protestants as was befitting to enforce the adage of divide and rule applicable in post-colonial India at the time.

From this mixed background on religions, I have grown to have a liking for the research on all religions and belief systems and come to the conclusion that only a system of Universal Love and Compassion can prevail as a belief system. If one looks at the essence of all religions in their positive aspect, this is what they teach though others may wish to cling on to the forms, formats and unnecessary cruelties or contradictions they may contain.

I had started a novel depicting the varied life I have lead but have kept that project on hold for now. One of my dreams is to be able to retire early and dedicate myself not only to my family and to my microfinance project (www.mena-microfinance.ning.com ) but also be able to fully give in to my passion of writing, drawing, painting and dancing tango.

I also enjoy playing chess and often play on the website freechess.org either blitz games of 3 or 5 minutes or from time to time 15 minute games.

Before my children were born, I was for several years, Geneva female chess champion until they removed the title as I was winning it automatically at some point, having become the only female from Geneva, Switzerland, playing in the grandmasters’ category.

I have been blessed with three beautiful children Loïc, Léa and Léo who together represent my beautiful Trinity.

Around 2014 I discovered that I had the ability to heal through what I call intuitive energy healing although some have told me this is called pranic healing. I can’t really explain how it works but suffice to say that when the contact is truthful and honest with the person seeking assistance, there is an energy flow which occurs from my body to that person’s body. Sometimes the energy flux is hot and sometimes it is cold, depending on the affliction the person needs to cure. Often we also have to do some breathing exercises and it may disappoint some of you but I have nothing scheduled in advance as everything comes to me when I meet the person and either hold that person’s hand or am immersed in their presence. I have also discovered of recent that the words I say seem to have some therapeutic influence as well for some people, especially when they come to me spontaneously, often in the form of a key sentence or sometimes even something akin to a litany. If you are in my area and would like to try, feel free to get in touch with me.

You may leave your comments and questions here for me to respond to but if you wish to have a more thorough exchange, feel free to write to me at geethap2007@hotmail.com

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“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

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(c) Geetha Prodhom

126 thoughts on “About

  1. I guess you are more than what words can define. I was pleased to chance upon your blog – Thanks to WP’s recommendations page. Maybe someday we will be close friends and you can share your secrets of self healing…until then Godspeed on your journey.

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  2. انا جد مسرور لأنك تتحدثين العربية . و قد تأثرت بعد قراءتي للخصوصية حياتك …
    اعتبريني صديقك و أخاك من الآن
    Tres bonne nuit . Bisous 🍀

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  3. Very interesting soil for creative growth and you seem to have absorbed the best of every world you moved in…..Fluid intelligence is so amazing to read…. art has no boundaries !
    Good to have met in this space….

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  4. Thanks for this most interesting colourful biographical snapshot…..Geneva Chess Champ…amongst so many other facets…..Wow! I have a mind to follow you here……. Don’t be surprised if I do. 🙂

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  5. I love your blog! So many poems full of meaning and a certain depth that I haven’t found anywhere! Maybe this is because of your multicultural background! I am going to read more of your blog from now on… Thanks so much for writing such beautiful poems! 🙂

    have fun… see you

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    • Welcome Hemangini and I guess depth attracts depth while the shallow shuffle around some words and then leave uncomfortable with the truths behind the words. Most writers bare their souls fully although a few still like to do the surface thing even when they are talented. You might be right that my background bred the depth and I am grateful for that. Thanks for reading and appreciating. You have fun too 🙂

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      • True. Every word in your comment is true. It’s difficult to take a leap of faith and jump down in your own soul and write from that depth and not everyone would like to do that maybe but those who do becomes a light for the world. 🙂 It’s lovely to read your comment actually. Thank you

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        • So very true. Like for everything it is the first step that is difficult and that counts. The rest always follows usually. It’s lovely to read your comment too. Somehow I get the feeling that you are quite young yet very wise 🙂 Welcome and thank you.

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  6. Hi Geeta,
    Thanks for grabbing my attention with a “like.” I have now browsed around and am very happy to have done so. I think my children and you must share some of the same experiences of a multitheistic upbringing. I’ll have to return to your blog for insight as the story for us is still unfolding.

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    • Every person we read from and interact with is an enrichment. I think I was guided to your blog by your nomination by a fellow blogger I follow. Am not sure whether it was Annie as I read a lot of posts about awards these days 🙂 . Thank you for your kind words and see you around as you say 😀

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  7. I am fascinated by your influences of more than one culture and more than one religion. Your family must have been a mix of wonder growing up, and I am sure it has opened your mind to so many different things. My father is Moroccan and so I have been exposed to Arabic reading, writing and speaking from a young age. It’s a beautiful language 🙂

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    • I think it is a good thing to have a multicultural and multitheistic background even though it can be challenging sometimes when you are young. You are right, Arabic is a beautiful language. Nice to know a bit more about you. 🙂

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  8. Geetha, thank you for visiting my site and leaving the like on Breaking News. I see we share interest in Ronovan’s haiku challenge. I’ll see you often perhaps. Your about asks “What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” I have found my security in Jesus Christ. I will be interested in following to see what you find. I’m off to find your follow button.

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    • Welcome and thank you for following. Yes Ronovan’s haiku challenge and his writing prompt are great and I’ve found many interesting writers through these two items. As for finding security in Jesus Christ I am glad for you. For me Christ is an emblem of eternal love and desire to help others to the point of sacrificing oneself 🙂

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    • Thank you. I found your blog through a recommendation of a fellow blogger and am happy to be following you. I don’t always have time to read everything but often copy and paste when I want to read fully and then come back to it later.

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  9. Geetha, I’d been meaning to check out your blog, and then when I saw Tosha’s post and the fact that you nominated her, I just had to stop by. I’m so glad I did, too, or else I wouldn’t have come to know such a beautiful soul as yours. I am honored to follow you!

    I also wanted to say that I find your multicultural background very interesting.:)

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    • Thank you, that is such a kind thought and I look forward to reading what you post. I have to say I find this multicultural background interesting too and am so glad I was able to be born into it 🙂 I often liked your comments on Tosha’s posts, it speaks of a beautiful soul too 🙂

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      • You’re welcome. Thank YOU, I really appreciate your support.:) I would imagine that growing up amidst all that diversity must have been very interesting, and at times trying, too, but those experiences helped mold you and your wouldn’t be YOU without them. Yes, I recall your LIKES on Tosha’s blog, thank you.

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  10. You are a fascinating and wonderful mix of cultures, languages and ethnicity, and I am in awe of how you’ve had to navigate growing up Indian-Hindu-Muslim-Tunisian, as well as being the talented and brilliant person you so obviously seem to be!
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    I’m South Indian, with a Hindu background, went to a convent school (like you did), and married an atheist American person of half Anglo-Irish and half-atheist-Jewish background.
    I would LOVE to learn Arabic.

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    • Wow, thank you that is kind of you. Yes growing up was a process. Your story sounds fascinating too. I had married a Swedish Swiss and our kids are quartered 😀 I think yours must be pretty amazing too. Arabic is tough but feasible when you are an adult too. Keep well.

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  11. […] NEW! Geetha Prodhom: Shaking skies ink black | Geetha Balvannanathan’s Blog. OOOoooOOOo. A nature Haiku with that last night a very nice use of words. “I write because I mainly see beauty in the world and it touches me so much that I wish to express the feelings it generates but I also write from experiences I have gone through and ugly happenings I have witnessed for others and that too generates its own set of emotions which I then try to release through the same medium. I hope this blog brings a blend of all of this to those who wish to read it so that they may see the beauty and revel in it as well as see the ugliness and give some thought to what creates it.”  For the rest of the story click HERE. @geethap2007 […]

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  12. You interest me. Your spiritual quest is nearly fulfilled, it seems.

    Just when you were sure, you left sunflowers and wood.
    In every way I love you, arranging skills and needs.
    Another life ago you were there to pull me through to good.
    Now it’s my turn to cast away frivolity, plant new seeds.

    Do you expect this one to be easier than yours? Oh you
    Understand, it means I trust you. Life is short, then die.
    About your pathway, be clear, I follow, purple, blue.
    New way crosses the sun, as, arm-in-arm, our aura flies.

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  13. You are incredibly creative. I love that you play chess; an often overlooked game that is full of possibilities. I played this on my honeymoon. Tango…how sensual.

    I’m working my way through your blog, slowly but surely and enjoying every moment spent here.

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    • Thank you for your kind words Annie. How odd to start your married life playing against your husband 😀 Just kidding of course. My ex-husband and I played regularly together right from the start and it had been chess to bring us together initially. Tango, yes, very sensual and giving a proximity that has no comparison with any other. You should try it, you’ll enjoy the contrast with chess 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you enjoy exploring the blog. I enjoyed your about page and will poke about your blog today 🙂

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      • The mind can be so incredibly sensual. I have always been attracted to intellect and have found it quite intoxicating at times.

        I shall spend some of my day tomorrow, reading through more of your blog. It is worthy of my time and I do not like to rush things that are so incredibly rewarding. I used to dance, Tango was my favourite and I fell in love with the movements. Alas, I had a balance problem and so my dancing days ended. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t try it again but possibly in a padded room.

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        • The balance problem can always be overcome. I had it too at some point (a problem with my internal ear really so if I overcame balance issues you should be able to) but was able to strengthen the balance with exercises. A good tango teacher will enable that for you. Thank you for dedicating time to my blog.

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  14. What to say Geetha!
    I browsed your blog and felt the real UN here.
    Namaste! Bonjour! Salam! Hello!
    What can life be with parents from different countries, you are the proof.
    You have taken it in good spirits and that’s an advantage for you.
    I keep telling my daughter to read, speak and write any one foreign language apart from English.
    But this has come to you as a gift of your birth.
    Now, the red carpet has been unfurled for you at my Blog.
    Love to You.
    Shiva

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    • Thank you Shiva. I believe our Soul chooses the place where we will develop, not so much as an individually identified set of parents as much as a set of attributes that are meant to help for the growth during the experience.
      I am glad to have discovered your blog and speaking of parents was very touched by your tribute to your father. I am sorry for your loss yet it seems somehow that beauty grows from pain. Love to you too.
      Geetha

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          • Oh how I appreciate you my friend …that video was my second choice to add to my newest post , ” Christy ” … I m so deeply moved by his music and in the video the dirt path thru the trees ! I so much love this connection to you Geetha …it is very special to me ….love and hugs , megxxx

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            • Likewise dearest Meg. Synchronicities are continuous amongst a soultribe although those you have experienced with your twinflame must have been more exciting 🙂 . I love this connection with you too and with the rest of the soultribe that has joined. Hugs and much love to you. G

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  15. A very interesting background, and a future bright with potential – you seem to stand in a very good place, and I’m happy to have found your blog 🙂 I am also someone who is keenly interested in the study of various religions; and although I mainly identify myself with one group of religious perspectives, I felt the need and desire to create a framework that might someday help unite people of various religions. Add to this my penchant for writing tanka poetry, and it would seem we have a few things in common 🙂

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    • Thank you. I somehow try to keep myself out of the sphere of identifying myself with any religious group. Like I wrote in one of my poems Rootless a while ago “Like some, I have not many a belief
      Too symbolised a faith often embroils
      I extricate myself from its foils”
      I believe in being spiritual and being human and in terms of religion, though I may in some periods of my life have a preference for some religious beliefs, I choose not to choose 🙂

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  16. Bonjour / Namaste / Salam Alaikum ! Je découvre votre blog, et votre présentation : vous êtes un exemple parfait du cosmopolitisme bien compris, celui qui peut participer à faire tomber les barrières qui encombrent le monde. Nous communiquons “sans frontières” sur la Toile, mais trop de murs s’érigent encore sur la Terre.
    Cordialement.
    Roland Meige

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    • Bonjour (et Namasté / Alaikum Assalam) à vous Roland. Je subodore que dans le futur beaucoup plus de personnes adhèreront à ces principes d’ouverture sur le monde, voire sur l’Univers. Le multiculturalisme et la pluri-identité sont devenus une réalité à laquelle le monde n’échappera plus.

      Il m’est toujours apparu comme une évidence que ce qui faisait accroître la haine et les barrières entre peuples c’est principalement le nationalisme exagéré et la ferveur religieuse outrancière. J’ai même écrit plusieurs poèmes sur ces thèmes en particulier pour signifier mon détachement de ces préceptes surannés selon moi. Vu d’en haut, nous ne voyons aucune frontière sur la Terre et vue d’en dedans, nous ne voyons aucune différence dans le cœur des hommes.

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