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The Art of Racing in the Rain:Book Review

October 27, 2016
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ONCE in a blue moon, you come across a book that makes you want to jump out of your socks and float in the air. “The Art of Racing in the Rain”, by Garth Stein, is one such book. The title is innocuous, and if I saw the book in a library or bookstore, I wouldn’t…

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President Trump Visits Canada

June 6, 2016
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The year is late 2017. After more than six months in power, President Trump finally embarks on his Canadian visit. Like most of his decisions, it is not without controversy. In reality, the prez wanted to visit other countries first. But all Muslim countries said…

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The Ashram Diet

November 7, 2015
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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” MICHAEL POLLAN ——————————————————————————– This book has been thousands of years in the making. The work began many, many centuries ago in the ashrams (spiritual retreats) of India. The yogis who lived in these ashrams developed…

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The Physicists: A Review

July 8, 2015
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The Physicists is a brilliant dark comedy with multiple layers of meaning, written by the Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt. Set during the cold war era in the 1960s, the entire action takes place in a sanatorium with just three inmates. One of them is a…

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The Vipassana Blog

June 30, 2015
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Our Vipassana retreat was cut short as we left after 5 days. Anila had such strong spiritual experiences that her body could not take it any more. So we both left. However, we both learned the meditation technique and now, we practise it at home.…

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The Vipassana Blog:Day Zero

August 26, 2014
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In a few hours, we leave for our Vipassana retreat. It is only an hour,s drive to Montebello, so we will leave at around 11, to reach well in time for our check in. Both Anila and I are a little apprehensive, now that the…

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