Archive for the category ‘General’

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 […]

Jul 21

A Week of Bingeing!

Dinesh and I had been having a super healthy diet and exercising at the ashram gym almost everyday for 40+ days. So when we were invited to address the students of Maharashtra Vidyarthi Sahayak Mandal (An old educational institution, estb. 1927) in Poona for their commencement day, we jumped at the opportunity to go gallivanting around Poona and […]

Jul 11

Elusion

Possibly the biggest mistake you make in your life is to get great marks in your 10th standard board exams. In India, if you get great marks in 10th standard, you automatically study science. Mediocre marks means commerce, and terrible marks means arts. Never mind that you may be interested in Shakespeare. You got 90% […]

Jul 1

Inside Out

Riley is a 10 year old, with loving parents, a lovely home and great friends. Then one day, out of the blue, the entire family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco. Riley has to deal with living in a much smaller and a very dingy new house, a new school and new friends. On top […]

Jun 25

At Times

Khushi had a bike accident and broke her leg in awkward places. There was a long operation and now she is having an even longer recovery period. She calls me up now and then complaining about the excruciating pain that physio therapy causes her. She loves dancing and all I tell her is to remember […]

May 12

Happy 59th!!

Gurudev will have taken 59 trips around the sun today. This year, He almost played a trick on all of us. It was originally “planned” that He would fly in on the 13th of May from Germany to Bangalore. So neither the devotees in Germany, nor the ones in India could be with Him on […]

May 1

Abhiramism!

I keep telling people to do something new. So I decided to do something new. I started to learn how to use Final Cut Pro, the film editing software for the mac. For Abhi’s birthday I made him a video. Mayur shot the video on a cell phone, the music is by Prasanna and the editing is […]

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