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Emotions

Kissing: Exploring The Intimate Act of Love

Kissing is an intimate act that has always held great significance for lovers.   We in India had discussed kissing in our scriptures and also the amazing Vatsayana – the sex scholar – had documented 30 different types of kisses [http://www.dating360.info/the-kama-sutra-over-30-types-of-kisses/] in his treatise Kamasutra.   One wonders if a

15 Jul 15 4 min read
Relationships

Do Robotic Pet Dogs Have Souls?

Hideko Mori (L) and her sister Yasuko watch their robot pet AIBO playing at Hideko’s home in Tokyo ©Toshifumi Kitamura (AFP) {Courtesy: Daily Mail]Japanese these days are keeping Robotic pet dogs.  These pets stay with them and also become part of their lives.  These are no ordinary pets.

27 Feb 15 5 min read
Environment

San Francisco on way to become a “Zero Waste City”

Some stories make your day!  This is one such. San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items.  Here is a report on how the city has already reduced

25 Jan 13 2 min read
Spirituality

Osho on Krishnamurti: His Death and His Work

When Jiddu Krishnamurti died, Osho expressed his thoughts on him as a being and his work.  Its relevance, its longevity and its usefulness.  It is worth reading.  The discussion has been called “Death of the mystic, J. Krishnamurti” What Osho said about J. Krishnamurti and his work on his death

07 Jan 13 7 min read
United States of America

The Immigrant Advantage: What Rest of America can learn from the fresh Immigrants’ cultures for Longer and Happier lives

US is an immigrant nation.  Although lately there has been xenophobia towards Hispanics specifically from the religious and political right.  Here is an interesting conversation which takes a peek into the lives of immigrants and see what can be learnt from these cultures. Journalist Claudia Kolker has written a book

03 Jan 13 6 min read
Creative

Ravi goes to Shankar…. Sitar goes silent

Ravi Shankar is no more. He passed away at the age of 92.  Last Thursday he underwent heart valve replacement surgery at  Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, San Diego, California [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=32.84,-117.276944444&spn=0.1,0.1&q=32.84,-117.

12 Dec 12 3 min read

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