16Apr
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Sita’s Breakfast Bowl

At Ram and Sita’s lovely home in Jakarta, we were treated to a totally delicious breakfast which turned out to be super simple to make. Soak a few tablespoons of chia seeds in coconut milk or water overnight. Scoop out the flesh of a ripe avocado into a blender jar. Add about half a glass […]

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16Apr
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April Adventures – Bali

We are coming back next year. For sure. Everyone reading this should come as well! 🙂 It was a magical, enchanting time we had with Gurudev here as He unveiled the ancient techniques of meditation from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra – an almost forgotten text which is a conversation between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati […]

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16Apr
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April Adventures – Singapore

It’s been a very long time since Dinesh and I lived out of a suitcase… The wanderlust has struck and it has struck big time! We left India for Singapore and I must say that the economy class seats of Singapore Airlines are the most comfortable economy class seats I have ever sat in! Singapore […]

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2Mar
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Vitamin G

About a decade ago, we would be hard-pressed to choose – Spend the month of March in Rishikesh with Gurudev or go to Bangalore ashram for Navaratri in September-October. So, we didn’t choose. We went both places 🙂 Rishikesh has a very, very special place in my heart. It is incredibly beautiful. But it’s not a […]

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9Oct
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A Moon for Puja (Karwa Chauth in London)

In India, many wives observe the Karwa Chauth. They fast the entire day – from sunrise to moonrise. It’s a very strict fast – not even water is allowed through the day. Karwa Chauth is observed once a year and is believed to ensure the long life and continued good health for the husband. For […]

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29Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 8 – The Three Goddesses

On the eve of Dinesh’s birthday was the grand Chandi Homa… He wrote a poem celebrating Navaratri and the three Devis – Goddesses Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. Here it is for you to enjoy! Have a lovely day. Nine months in mother’s womb, define and shape us Floating in fluid love, finely foretells our future […]

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28Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 7 – The Dark Sacred Night

Louis Armstrong croons his famous song – I see skies of blue, and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night And I think to myself – What a wonderful world… It was perhaps the first time that I had heard of the night being sacred. The Night is, of course, dark, […]

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27Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 6 – Restlessness

Considering that these 3 days were days of Rajas and many may have felt all sorts of restlessness in their systems, I thought I would take a cue from Gurudev and talk about the five types of Restlessness that could have popped up for you. They certainly did for me. The first is the restlessness […]

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26Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 5 – Gurudev Speaks

After the third night, there is a constant will He, won’t He?! going on in everyone’s heads… Will He ignore the Universe and continue His silence? Or will He finally speak tonight… Each evening after the Pooja, we wait with baited breath. Till last night, He simply glided away on a cloud of Serenity, not […]

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24Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 4 – Devi Kushmanda

This is a little-known form of the Devi. At least I didn’t know about this one until I heard what Gurudev spoke about her… When there was darkness before everything, it is said that Devi Kushmanda smiled (she must have used Sudanta) and created the cosmic egg from which Creation sprung forth. Kushmanda is Sanskrit […]

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