Meditation – Vipassana


Meditation – the art of thinking or rather art of thinking objectively.  This is what I know of meditation – to think deeply, to the bottom most layer without emotions, without being an affected or vested party.

If you are in SE Asia and trying to understand Buddhism, you would hear about meditation and its importance to and according to the monks.  There are various techniques of meditation, and Vipassana is one of them, especially in Burma / Myanmar.  If you wish to learn this technique then Myanmar is an excellent place or any one of the centers of www.dhamma.org  (more…)

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Trekking and Walking Trails in Mumbai


For Mumbai, one of the most loved and cosmopolitan city of India, is also a cosmopolitan wrt to nature and its infrastructure.  When you hear of a metro city, you typically associate skyscrapers, traffic jams, congestion, and at times river / sea front.  What about trekking?  No?  Staying back for the night in the jungle? No again?  But according to me – Yes!! (more…)

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Sanghol – Quick Trip to 4000yrs ago era and back


Site No. 11, Sanghol

Site. No. 11, Sanghol

I have passed the Harrapan age rather civilization (4000 years old) sites and museum in Sanghol unnoticed so many times that I was surprised to discover them while goggling for something.  They are on the highway.  I could not believe that they were so close, and on my route to village.  A route which I take twice a year as if it is a pilgrimage.  Once while going to my village on bike last year, I saw a yellow 4×3 feet board right next to road – Ancient Buddhist monastery 1st – 2nd Century AD.  Since I was driving fast and there was rush on the road, I could not and did not stop.  I had just seen the board, not the name of the place or road sign – Sanghol. (more…)

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How my travels started


The Road, Travels Started

The Road

I have been travelling for some time, initially, within my province of Punjab, India, then road trip in the northern plains, and then South East Asia.  But this is not how / when I started travelling.  Prior to this, ignoring my business travel, my travel as a kid was negligible limited to my village, and couple of other towns.  This actually became sort of a ritual every year.  Summer vacations one trip and winter vacations another to another place.  Travels started for me when I was told to spend 15 – 20 days on road in a month.  25 if required.

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