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karatala is the Sanskrit word for the palm of your hand. aamalaka is the Indian gooseberryphyllanthus emblica‘karatalaamalaka’ refers to clutching a gooseberry in your palm. The phrase is used as a metaphor for having a thorough grasp of things, often of abstract nature. In this blog, I intend to write about these metaphorical berries that I think I hold in my hands.

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