Navaratri 2016-Dancing Fountains of Joy!!!

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How does one express the inexpressible?! Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has already stated in Ashtavakra Gita that the ‘ entire life is a futile exercise to express the inexpressible’. Yet, here I am longing to unleash the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.   On this auspicious day of Durgashtami, I settled myself in Yagyashala,… Read more »

Fried Ice Cream, Wisdom and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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26 September 2016 will go down in history as a memorable day for many peace-loving people around the world, especially those in Colombia (Latin America). It was that moment when the longest war in the world came to an end with the signing of a peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC… Read more »

Dharma and the Missing Protractor

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 Presenting before you a story with a very important moral: Dharma! Many times in order to impart many valuable lessons to kids and older generation, stories have proven to be very instrumental !    Dharma and the missing protractor   One day, little Raju came home crying, his shirt torn and dirty. Immediately, his mother Meera… Read more »

Cloud Atlas: A New Potential Direction

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Cloud Atlas, both the film scripted by The Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and the book by David Mitchell, have so much to offer from excitement to dire prediction, from brilliant story-telling to deep knowledge. For one, watching the film on the big screen was a roller-coaster ride of an… Read more »

Story Of The Starfish

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A story for everyone, that I remembered suddenly which I had read during my childhood (which is still ON) 😉 A teacher of repute was walking on the beach soon after a storm. The storm had washed up thousands of starfish on the shore, and they were beginning to dry up. Soon all of them would… Read more »

Barfi – Learning From Silence

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Caution: Don’t read this before you watch Barfi … Strictly. Barfi came in to me with that brilliantly melodious background music and kept me glued to the screen throughout. I literally enjoyed it frame by frame. And I am glad I did, for every frame in this movie taught me something valuable. Life also does the same;… Read more »

All the way to Persia… Ganesha is Everywhere

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Ganesha Chathurthi has arrived, the festival to invoke the Divine Lord Ganesha and his blessings for  prosperity and happiness. Lord Ganesha is a fun-loving, dancing, frolicking divinity and has been symbolically and graphically illustrated and modelled in different forms, from riding on His vahana, vehicle, the mouse Mooshika, to the modern day figurines, showing Him speaking… Read more »

A chocolaty surprise for Ganapati Bappa

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“Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva, Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa” O Lord Ganesha of Large body, curved trunk, with the brilliance of a million suns, please make all my work free of obstacles, always. Ganesh Chaturthi the spectacular festival honors the birth of the beloved Indian elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha, popularly worshiped for… Read more »

Art of Living : Find and eliminate Muda

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An Indian hotel group ‑‑ supposedly the Taj Group — invited a Japanese consultant, Mr Masaaki Imai, to hold a workshop for its managers. The hotel managers were skeptical: our hotel is doing excellent business; this Japanese guy has no exposure to the Indian hotel business; what exactly are we going to learn from him? In the… Read more »

The Parable of becoming extraordinary

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There is a difference between education and experience. Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get from not reading it! But isn’t it true that great learning comes from both education and experience? Here is a parable: A young school teacher had a dream that an angel appeared… Read more »