Archive for May, 2009

May 29

Minoo Mama

He was my grandmother’s brother. The last one of their generation. He died quite peacefully a few days ago at age 97. He as full of fun and mischief and all of us used to love to be with him. He went to work in his old firm of chartered accountants till a few weeks […]

May 28

We lost? :)

Today, while returning home from school… Urvi: Tu sais maman, dans un match, l’important c’est qu’on participe. (You know maman, in a game the important thing is to participate). C’est pas important de gagner tout le temps. (Its not really important to win all the time). Si on gagne, on peut avoir un prix, un […]

May 27

Sesame Tofu

Cut up a packet of (preferably firm) tofu (about 200 gms) into approximately 1-inch cubes. On a tray (I used a cutting board) spread out 3-4 tablespoons of sesame seeds. Put the tofu pieces on the seeds and gently press each piece, so that the seeds get stuck to the tofu piece. Coat the tofu […]

May 25

What’s Love?

I get asked this question a lot … Here are some answers from the people who know, 4 to 8 year old children 🙂 ‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. […]

May 20

We lost!?

I have had many questions along this line, on email, phone, as comments on the blog, etc: Q. We have lost the elections. What should be our plan of action now? A. We (Art of Living) did not loose the elections. We did not even contest the elections :). The BJP along with many other […]

May 19

Whipping Cream

For whipping the cream, you need to prepare a bit: First get yourself some nice (whipping) cream and put it in the fridge, not the freezer, so that its very cold but not frozen, few hours is enough. Don’t use the Amul fresh cream that you get in the tetra pack. This method doesn’t work […]

May 18

We all are intelligent!

On his birthday at Bimmerale Hall, Oppenau near Bad Antogast, where people from almost every country were present, Guruji asked for a birthday gift from all of us. He said that all of you have to give me a birthday gift. You all have to promise that each of you will realize how beautiful each one […]

May 16


Pooja, a joke for you and all our lawyers and wanna be lawyers 🙂 One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the road-side eating grass. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man, “Why are you eating grass?” “We […]

May 15

The Bhandaris

We kept meeting them many times. This wonderful witty old man, always dressed in a suit with a very English hat, and this sparkling, white haired lady, immaculate in her sari or utterly at ease wearing jeans… and they kept telling us to come and stay with them when we were in Delhi, and we […]

May 13

May 13th

May 13th Mai Tera… (in hindi, 13th May translates to Tera Mai, which amazingly also means I am yours) We are yours too! 🙂 Happy Birthday our dearest Guruji Jai Gurudeva! love bawa n dinesh

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