Archive for January, 2009

Jan 30

Creamy Spaghetti with stir fried Veggies

A pasta recipe inspired by Brian, one of the quickest, tastiest cooks i have had the pleasure to whip up stuff with … Yesterday was Bansal’s Birthday and i was quite limited by the ingredients available to cook something up, so i remembered one of Brian’s creations and made this recipe up… instead of the […]

Jan 29

Dispassion (cont’d)

Click to read the first part on Dispassion There is another type of dispassion… When you were a child, there were things you loved… Your toys, sweets, chocolates, etc. Possibly you had a favourite teddy bear or doll, you simply couldn’t live without… but as you grew older, that teddy utterly lost its significance in […]

Jan 28

Shimla Scenes

In an earlier post i had put a photo of some obscene plastic bags littering the pristine mountain side… though i have photos of that too, this post celebrates the beauty of Shimla… Enjoy πŸ™‚ From the Balcony of our Hotel Room… Could not get tired of just gazing and gazing at it… in the […]

Jan 26

Hot Knowledge from Cold Cold Shimla

Shimla is cold, and amazingly very ill equipped for winter… everyone is happy on the adv course, but i couldn’t help feeling that it would have been so much better in Bangalore πŸ™‚ Here is the view from our balcony, when you look straight out… Shimla is very pretty, nestled in the highest reaches of […]

Jan 23


is deliciously cold! and the people are warm!! and we are feeling lovely… and the internet is working!!! πŸ™‚ and things are moving… Everyone here has been telling me that i should praise Delhi for once πŸ™‚ … yup, this time they managed to get it altogether and it was really smooth πŸ™‚ we had […]

Jan 20


a quickie πŸ™‚ Q. Guruji in his talks, mentioned in the book “Mind Matters” (pg. 9), says, “Continue doing whatever you are doing. Be at peace in your mind. Let go of everything. Put away all you worries; they are nothing. When you let go, you will realise you are at peace. What is stopping […]

Jan 18

What Bawa said…

… in the first few minutes of 2009 … Vikram lead Satsang on New Year’s eve, magical, uplifting and wonderous… everyone singing and swaying and rocking to his beautiful voice and his brilliant guitaring… A few minutes before midnight, Bawa and Dinesh with their hearts full of love and devotion performed the Guru Pooja. When […]

Jan 15

Ze Hermit in Italy

Ze Hermit really wanted to go to Italy… so Suparna wrote this out for me πŸ™‚ The Mysterious Case of the Fainting Prima Donna β€˜Twas a starlit night in Tuscany Florence was a spectacular sight The Opera del Marzipan opened its doors For the season’s opening night Signora Rosetta Garbocci The Prima Donna of the […]

Jan 13

Funny Signs

I couldn’t resist putting these up… they all made me chuckle and one of them made me laugh out loud πŸ™‚ Enjoy… Jai Gurudeva! love bawa

Jan 11

Bhanu Didi

There are many things about Guruji on our blog and elsewhere on the net… but not enough (according to us) about our darling Bhanu Didi… Guruji’s lil sisiter! I remember one of my earliest memories about Bhanu Ma as our family calls her, is mixing hot rice and yummy rasam and home made ghee with […]

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