30in30 : “If world were a single human body, India would be its heart!”

That’s what Mary here told me when I asked what image came  to her mind when she thought of India. Mark and Mary have been performing transcendental Meditation for 40 years now and that was visible in their happy peaceful  nature.  Sometimes I seek people, sometimes people seek me.  As I got back into the parking lot, standing next toContinue reading “30in30 : “If world were a single human body, India would be its heart!””

30in30: Intermission

This Saturday, I will be completing two weeks of the four week Indo-US friendship tour across the United States of America. From Central Park in New York City to Greeley Colorado, I have crossed  the heart of America on my way to the western coast. I have heard stories of quite different types of familiesContinue reading “30in30: Intermission”

30in30: Past Wisconsin and Minnesota , on to South Dakota

It were  wonderful past couple of days. On the drive from Illinois to Wisconsin, as soon as I saw the board Welcome to Wisconsin, the landscape changed, it was more green, less traffic, lots of vegetation. Met a wonderful couple who were so different from what I imagined they would be like.. they were so fullContinue reading “30in30: Past Wisconsin and Minnesota , on to South Dakota”

Kickoff Event for the Road Trip

This Saturday, July 12th, as I begin the one month road trip across the US, I want to meet my friends before hitting the road. For a journey starting from New York City, what better place to meet and greet than the Central Park! Event : Picnic in Central Park / Kickoff 30in30 Road tripContinue reading “Kickoff Event for the Road Trip”

Is it any wonder then that not many attempted to defend India from the writings of Sahaja Patel but Michaela Cross’ story got attacked from left, right and center?

Once at a workshop on race issues in the United States, I told an African-American colleague, “These race matters are indeed quite serious, I have one suggestion about it.” “Don’t you have caste system in your country?” she said before I could continue. *** During my usual Sunday morning calls to friends and family inContinue reading “Is it any wonder then that not many attempted to defend India from the writings of Sahaja Patel but Michaela Cross’ story got attacked from left, right and center?”

“Well this is New York, people take different paths to reach their destination.”

Morning time is quite a crowded time at subway stations  and while emerging out of station, many people (at times me too) walk up using the left part of the stairs when right one is moving too slow. I saw this Asian guy waiting at the beginning of stairs for the right lane to getContinue reading ““Well this is New York, people take different paths to reach their destination.””