Archive for 2015

Dec 31

Delhi Delights

Dinesh and I had a delightful trip to Delhi. Avinash, Sandeep, Mahika, Jitesh and a host of others organized some Art of Living events for us – courses, follow ups, refreshers. All were really great and quite intense! We stayed at Prama bhabhi and Ranji bhai’s beautiful home, which is even prettier now because their […]

Dec 30

The Force Awakens

Episode 7 of the Star Wars Saga. There are many references to Episodes 4, 5 and 6 and you will enjoy this movie much, much more if you have watched these older movies. But, it works very well even if this is your first foray into the Star Wars Universe. We went with a mixed […]

Nov 20

A Quickie Post on the Evils of Meat Eating

This is in response to a question about why Indians are consuming more meat compared to our western counterparts of late. I feel meat eating has been equated to wealth in many minds. I remember once when Dinesh had gone to Africa to a small village, they were going to slaughter a goat in his […]

Nov 17

Why does Sri Sri Ravi Shankar travel in Expensive Cars?

Why does Sri Sri Ravi Shankar travel in “attention grabbing” cars or fly in choppers? Why can’t He travel in cheaper cars? Got asked this question on Quora. Here is my answer:   Here is a scenario: A devotee asks Gurudev, Gurudev please ride in my new car. It would make me very happy!!! It’s […]

Oct 29

My Nine Nice Habits to Celebrate Navaratri 2015

This Navaratri, I decided to do something different than the usual fasting… Something that would be longer lasting, than just starving myself and giving myself a headache at the end of it (Pitta… Need regular food, otherwise I explode) So for each day of Navaratri, I am going to imbibe a new good habit. Stuff […]

Oct 2

A Train Ride with Gandhiji

A little known fact about Gandhiji is that he used to meditate daily for about an hour. He was once known to have said, “I am so busy today that I can’t meditate for an hour. I will have to meditate for two hours!”. He knew the power of meditation and personally, I feel that’s how […]

Oct 1

Fabulous at Forty!

28th September was promising to be an incredibly busy day. Everything we had planned for Dinesh’s 40th birthday was going to come together all at once. I didn’t see much point in pretending that there was no surprise, so I just told dinesh point blank that he was to leave Vyas Kuteer and come back […]

Sep 26

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Many dear friends had gathered in Vyas Kuteer to wish me on my birthday that was imminent. Around 11 pm on the 21st of September this year, I decided to oil my hair and shampoo them. As soon as I announced this, there was a sudden frenzy of action that started around me. I watched […]

Sep 18

Ganesha and Karitkeya

A cool story from Lord Ganesha’s childhood… His brother is quite the fitness freak. Does his exercise daily, eats proteins, flexes his muscles, you know the type right?… and often mocks Ganesha’s “lazy” ways. possibly even signed him up for a Naturopathy treatment at the Ayurveda hospital… Ganesha just smiles, and lovingly takes all the […]

Sep 1

Tomato Basil Ice Cream!!

Yes. Ice Cream… Well, sorbet actually 🙂 You will need an ice cream maker to make this recipe. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, follow the steps on this website: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/how-to-cook/how-to-make-ice-cream-without-an-ice-cream-maker 7 ripe medium to big sized tomatoes 20 fresh fragrant basil leaves Juice of 3 lemons 2 cups powdered jaggery 1 cup […]

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