Category Archives: Living in India

Catching breath

Okay… It certainly has been an interesting few months here at the ashram.  ‘Few’?  Hmm…actually, the interesting times date all the way back to Shiva Rathri (the Hindu new moon holiday dedicated to Shiva, back in early March). To recap:  … Continue reading

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Back ashram-side…

Well, that was a nice week in Bangalore.  As ever, the folks at the Ballal Residency Hotel took most excellent care of us. We also got in a lot of quality pondering time. Nice to be back home though, with … Continue reading

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More? Dear God…

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Deaths reported in India blasts Make-shift devices appear to have been hidden in everyday items At least 15 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded after a series of explosions struck the … Continue reading

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In Bangalore — don’t worry, we’re fine

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Serial bombs hit Indias IT hub Seven bombs have hit the southern Indian city of Bangalore in a span of 15 minutes, police say. One woman was killed and several people injured. Police say … Continue reading

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Penukonda weather for the Guru Purnima-bound

For those coming to Penukonda for the Guru Purnima program — and who might be swinging by this here blog for updates and whatnot — a quick weather status: It’s been cooler than it was a couple months ago, with … Continue reading

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OMG

I thought my schedule was full before… Talk about understatements.  GP preps.  Meditation programs.  Seva projects galore. Sometime, soon as I can manage it, I do promise another ‘ashram life’ post. Meanwhile though, I have to say — it’s been … Continue reading

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Yum…

I make damned good vegetarian corn chowder.  The refined recipe just keeps getting better and better. Refinements: Been increasing the batch by 50-100%, so as to have plenty for seconds and to freeze some. For frying the vegetables, start with … Continue reading

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Up & down & round & round…

…and life is a barrel of monkeys. Which, incidentally, have wreaked havoc on our balcony plants again.  Destructive buggers. Oh, and they’ve also taken to ripping open the boxes of bottled water and chewing up the bottles so as to … Continue reading

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Back at the ‘shram

Well, that was kinda fun, and a different experience, getting to do most of our travels with a good friend.  The flights were on-time and all right, the food varied (I liked it; Stephy didn’t much care for the veg … Continue reading

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In transit

Once again, we find ourselves in Bangalore — this time, at the Ballal Residency Hotel, and tonight we head out for Singapore.  Just planning a brief stay, long enough to satisfy the visa rules back here in Mama India.  Then … Continue reading

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