Art of Living victory for Indian Army Colonel

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A decade and half ago, I suffered from an ailment very common to the soldiering community ‑‑ a torn knee ligament.  Having been a frontline sportsman with excellent skills at arms and field craft, life could not have been more bothersome in the wake of the injury. More than the jerked knee, the pain lay… Read more »

Skydive into the Present

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I had read somewhere that ‘if you believe you can fly, you will’ and this is exactly what I experienced at Skydive Long Island, New York.  For a lark, I saw myself signing up, where the first thing you are told is that when you Sky Dive, there is a probability that you may die… Read more »

Making life a music to the ears

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I love everything about good Hindi film music. The hummable tunes, the profound lyrics, the variety of instruments used, the legendary singers, the memorable picturisation!! I feel that Hindi music unites friends, families and communities. It’s hard to find an Indian anywhere in the world who doesn’t have a view on it. No celebration or… Read more »

Assam is on a time bomb

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And the clock has been ticking for a long time. Assam was originally home to a number of indigenous tribes, who had been living there for centuries.  A few years after independence, the government of India, while giving Scheduled Tribe status to these indigenous inhabitants had divided the region in tribal belts and blocks. That… Read more »

The Monk who sold his discotheque

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It lasted 15 years – Parties, music, cigarettes, and alcohol. At 35, I owned a discotheque, Coyote, the most happening disco in Paraguay. All this had been fun during my 20s. But in the 30s, I was looking for a way out but I didn’t know what the new way would be or and how… Read more »

How to Move from Lack to Contentment

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A glance at the news papers reveals the corruption and the violence around us. We see an impoverishment of collective thinking towards building a healthy, happy and secure environment. Where does all this stem from and why? The basic root cause zeroes down to a sense of lack. The sense of lack arises from non-availability… Read more »

29 Gift Ideas : Random acts of kindness

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Some books have a longlasting impact on us. ’29 gifts’ is one such book.I read the book almost six months back and was deeply moved by the autobiographical account of the author.29 Gifts shows how a simple, daily practice of altruism can dramatically alter your outlook on the world and make you a master of… Read more »

Finding the real you :)

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“To be beautiful is to be yourself” “If you need be accepted by others, you have to accept yourself” Does looks matter? This is a question that we all face at some point in time. When our priorities change in life, often looks take a back seat and by the time we again consider it… Read more »

Nadhopasana – an easy way to reach the Self

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Can anyone attain liberation without Nadhopasana ?? – Sings the muscial Saint Swami Thyagaraja (One of Trinity in South Indian Carnatic Music) The word Nadhopasana, coming from Sanskrit lanuage, is made up of two words Naadha –and Upasana. Upasana means sitting near or being with. Naadha Upasana means being with the Naadham. Naadha is the primodial… Read more »

Ex guerillas get a new life with Art of Living

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The 250 calm faces, deeply immersed in meditation, belie the fact that everyone in this group belonged to armed militancy that has claimed thousands of lives in the North East of India.  An amazing transformation is unfolding currently at the Art of Living International Centre in Bangalore where over 250 surrendered militants from Assam, belonging… Read more »