Category Archives: Religion

Monsoon Dampens Ganesh Festival.

That is Shrimad Dagdusheth Ganesh Installation which is the most popular one during the festival every year. You can see sparse crowds this year due to the incessant rains that we have been having. Here is a report after the … Continue reading

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Melting Pots.

melting pot noun a pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed. a place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc. are mixed together. “Toronto is a melting pot of different cultures” I have a number of melting … Continue reading

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Creationism Or Evolution.

Another Shackmanese topic! And my, by now familiar, response. Why “Or”? Why not “And”? In my ancient land, the majority of people practice what has, for historical reasons, been called Hinduism. Historical because, When people from the West first came … Continue reading

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Einstein And Tagore.

This was sent to me by a cousin who thinks that it will be “uplifting” for me. I have verified that this conversation took place in reality as there are any number of references to it in the web. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama’s Guide To Happiness.

I just can’t help loving this man. Please do spend just over eight minutes watching and listening to this very well made video.

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Monkey Mind 2.

As I neared the auto-rickshaw stand near my residence earlier this afternoon at about 3.30 pm, I saw that one rickshaw was stationary with a lady standing near it and chatting with the driver. The driver signalled that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 11. Jamalpur.

My facebook friend Sanjay posted this video on his page with the comment “Love these old world ladies, what charm and majesty.” I could not agree more. My earliest memory of steam engines goes back to my childhood when my … Continue reading

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Theresa May In Temple.

Visiting Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May visited Bengaluru’s famous Someshwar temple yesterday. What was most appealing to me was her wearing a sari to undertake the visit.

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Memory Trigger. 5 – TM, The Beginning.

In my post Religion Vs Spirituality you will find a new commentator Sultan. ┬áPlease do read his comments. Sultan is among my close friends. His family including his in laws and mine were very closely linked when we lived in … Continue reading

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Religion Vs Spirituality.

‘Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience. Atheism is no experience, only measurement.’ ~ Deepak Chopra. As most of my readers know, I call myself a Vedantin. Vedanta is the system of philosophy that … Continue reading

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