Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Seven Billion Chances to Save the World

Here is a link to a post on social values and the current crisis that our civilization is going through. It talks about how we are failing to preserve the important values and instead focusing on the values that the corporates are thrusting on us.Click here to read the full post.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blog For A Cause

A frequent question that right thinking individuals are faced with is how we can make a difference to the environment beyond setting our own individual lives right. For writers, artists, bloggers, musicians, this is the driving force that makes them stick to their beliefs, striving to share and promote their vision without compromise.

I recently came across a wonderful blog set up by a team of young people who are trying to do just that. It is called I Blog for a Cause, and tries to create a community of people that are working to reverse the damage we have done to our environment and our society. A truly laudable initiative, this project promises to make a real difference to the world around us, by bringing ideas and people together. Do visit, subscribe, join as a follower, and share on your social networks.

This is what the team says about itself.

I Blog For A Cause” is a social project that provides bloggers to showcase their Social Responsibility. Everyone supports one or more social cause, everyone tries to make a difference, but that is not enough. We need a platform and a solid network of like minded people. “I Blog For A Cause” is a community where you can share a cause that you support and where the fellow members will help each other to spread the word. Just imagine how easy it becomes to spread the message when there are people who are as serious about a social cause as you are.

Here's wishing I Blog for a Cause all the best!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

An iFlower for Sore Eyes

While everybody is looking for white money, white iThings, and white lies to cover up corrupt practices, I thought it wise to share with you a white gladioli, photographed by my son.

Sell Art Online

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Poems by Subho

 Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth & Death: . . . And Everything in Between, A Buddhist View LifeBuddhism Day by Day: Wisdom for Modern LifeLove (Buddhism For You series)

Subho has resumed writing again.  Here is a link to his recent work as posted on Surajit's blog. 

The Living Buddha: An Interpretive Biography (Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism)Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected TopicsA New Humanism: The University Addresses of Daisaku IkedaBuddhism: The First Millennium (Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lines of Inquiry - 14th March, 2011

Today, we discussed the lines of inquiry related to the central idea. We first began with discussions in our respective groups, reflected on the most appropriate line of inquiry and then shared it with the whole class. Everyone was very enthusiastic and excited to share their opinions, which added to the high noise level. After lots and lots of brainstorming and exchange of ideas, we arrived at the final lines of inquiry for the eight key concepts. We are very pleased with the work done by us today and are now looking forward to our research work.

So, here they go...


Conserving and using finite resources efficiently can contribute to a clean and green future.

  • the different kinds of finite resources (FORM)
  • the need for finite resources (FUNCTION)
  • the reasons for the depletion of finite resources (CAUSATION)
  • the relationship between the use of finite resources and the environment (CONNECTION)
  • the ways the use of finite resources have changed over time (CHANGE)
  • the different points of view on the use and conservation of finite resources (PERSPECTIVE)
  • the evidences of a clean and green future (REFLECTION)
  • our contribution towards a clean and green future (RESPONSIBILITY)
Anshika Singh and Ayati Mehta
'Dusk to Dawn'

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My "World's Best" kebab recipe

My son beat me to this, but I am glad he did.  You can find the recipe by clicking here.

If you like tea, do visit here.

Have a nice kebab and cuppa.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sri Chaitanya's Sikshashtakam

links to the octet on learning by sri chaitanya

I must begin by admitting the poor quality of my attempt, especially in the face of some other brilliant transliterations and translations.  I will not name names for fear of omitting any, but I truly am grateful for the lights they lit along my way.

The Eight Lessons (8 of 8)

The Eight Lessons 
Sri Chaitanya's Sikshashtakam 

(8 of 8)

Let him crush me
Under his feet
Let him make me suffer
By his absence.
Let him abuse me like a lecher.
None but he is my master.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sri Chaitanya's Sikshashtakam 7

The Eight Lessons
Sri Chaitanya


In your absence O, Gobinda
An era
A moment.
Becomes tears.
The Universe.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sri Chaitanya's Sikshashtakam 6

The Eight Lessons


When will that day come
When, taking your name,
Tears will roll down my eyes
Choking me so
that no sound will
come out of my mouth
and I will have goosebumps
all over my body.
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