Archive for November, 2008

Nov 26

Hi from Bali!

Am very sorry about not writing anything for so long, but Delhi (inspite of various threats to all people there) remained internet challenged… and then after an absolutely rocking Utsav and an even better Brahm Naad program in the evening with Guruji… dinesh and i flew with Guruji to Bali… Where i managed to get […]

Nov 18

Tasty (?) Doodhi!!

I had told her to get some pumpkin, nice, yellow pumkin… she got doodhi (bottle gourd)! Now, i have never really liked doodhi in any of its many preparations… …And so, it sat in the fridge for some time, waiting patiently for its turn to be cooked… Sunday evening, i was feeling creative and decided […]

Nov 17

The Jump… and the Waterfall!

I saw the person in front of me dive in, make a huge splash… and time stopped, i just put my brain on hold… kept my eyes open (i was not going to miss this!), put my feet together tightly folded my arms around my chest as i had been instructed my the guide and […]

Nov 14

The Rock

By this time i had had enough of floating in the cold,cold waters, especially after those sandwiches and pakodas, i was nice and dry and quite warm… it was getting onto about 3:00 pm, and though some of us were in the water, most of the others, just lazed about in the rafts, soaking in […]

Nov 13

The Rapids!

We were all rowing furiously, when the guide told me to jump and take the front face position… which i hurriedly did… and then almost with no warning, our little raft got tossed into the first rapid! It was all we could do to hold on and not get tossed into the river… There was […]

Nov 12

Rafting on the Ganga

It’s been a while since we all went to Rishikesh for an Advance course with Guruji and the river Ganga. But in early 2005, a whole host of us were there… we had heard a lot about rafting on the Ganga, and our darling Sawmi Vishnupada really wanted to go, so did Dinesh and so […]

Nov 11


A poem i used to love… found it after a loooooong time… thought it would be nice to share it with all of you:) Little drops of water, little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land: So the little minutes, humble though they be, Make the mighty ages of eternity… Little […]

Nov 10

The Master’s hand

A story… some sites claim that it’s fiction… i prefer to believe that it actually happened, if not with Paderewski, then some other great pianist :)… Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in […]

Nov 7

Misc. Stuff :)

Last night a husband and wife were sitting in the living room, talking about life… In-between, they talked about the idea of living or dying. He said to her: ‘Dear, never let me live in a vegetative state, totally dependent on machines and liquids from a bottle. If you see me in that state I […]

Nov 5

QnA – 18

Q: I really get very confused whenever I encounter a beggar as I do not understand the truth behind beggary. Some people say we must never extend monetary help to beggars as they are fake, and the real poor people who don’t have anything to eat do not come out and beg. While on the […]

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