Dr. Lad Movie, Quanah and Kate Bush

When I walked into the offices of the Tilak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya one fine morning in early February 1974, brandishing a letter from Pandit Shiv Sharma, then India’s most eminent Ayurvedic physician, directing that institution to admit me forthwith as a student, the powers-that-were in the college handed me over promptly to Dr. Vasant D. Lad,

Worthwhile Links: July 2014

Plutocratic Graphic: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/164817-map-shows Disturbing Statistic: So attached to their cellphones are 18- to 24-year-olds that 61 percent of them sleep next to their devices, compared with just 22 percent of cellphone owners over 65 who do so, according to the Pew Research Center. (This is in fact disturbing at both ends of the chronological spectrum.)

Worthwhile Links: June 2014

It was Hong Kong and Sydney for me during June’s first fortnight. Had I had a smart phone, I could have let it manage my jet lag: http://entrain.math.lsa.umich.edu/ I went to Hong Kong at the invitation of the Asia Yoga Conference http://www.asiayogaconference.com/2014/ and to Sydney at the behest of Ayurveda Australia http://www.ayurvedayogaaustralia.com/dr-svoboda-in-australia In Sydney I

Worthwhile Links: May 2014

We begin the month in the Daintree National Park of Far North Queensland, situated within the Daintree Rainforest, at 100 million years old Earth’s oldest rainforest (the Amazon a mere youngster, at age 10 million years). To visit the Daintree fly to Cairns, then drive a couple of hours north. While there, take a boat

Travelogue April 2014

April’s big news was for me a trip to the United Kingdom, the second half of which was the more prosaic, it being a visit to London to lecture, first on Ayurveda to students of that discipline at the Middlesex University, then on Vastu, an event that appropriately transpired at Covent Garden’s bonny Swiss Church:

February 2014

Internet content continues to multiply exponentially (or logarithmically; or perhaps rampantly, or wantonly). Looking for visual beauty? http://sandgrains.com/Sand-Grains-Gallery.html http://www.visualnews.com/2014/01/28/abandoned http://kamadenu.blogspot.com/ Something edible? http://nordicfoodlab.org/story/ Or what can happen when food is insufficient? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine Perhaps your interests run to the criminal: http://www.texasmonthly.com/content or to underlying childhood influences: http://uonews.uoregon.edu/archive/news Maybe you seek to avoid disease: http://www.thennt.com/nnt/statins Or to

January 2014

After making merry for a while on the Eve, I left the dance floor to the youngsters and permitted the old year to go out, and the new one to sneak in, as I peacefully snoozed in Big Sur, at Esalen, where (when awake) I was co-teaching a New Year’s retreat with Chandra Easton and

December 2013

We commence December with events from November, viz. a visit to picturesque Bibury, to reach which required a drive over the Swinford Toll Bridge (in both directions). Noteworthy site in Bibury: The picturesque Arlington Row cottages, built in 1380 as a monastic wool store and converted into a row of cottages for weavers in the

October and November 2013

Before we leave Russia, let us return to Baikal long enough to enjoy its ice drummers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en0p1Y35p3w (Preview) From Moscow I flew to Prague, where I admit to modest astonishment on finding there, in addition to the ubiquitous Starbucks (which is now all over India), multiple locations of an Indian coffee shop brand, viz. Café