Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Quaide hayaat band o gham Asal mein dono ek hain Maut se pehle aadmi Gham se bisaat khaye kyun The prison of life and the bondage of grief are one and the same Before death, how can a man expect to be free of grief? Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, (1797–1869) was a...
Extreme Vetting-Desi Shtyle!

Extreme Vetting-Desi Shtyle!

As an immigrant many moons ago from India, it would not be a stretch to say that it took a while to both understand the firangi (read American) accent and become an active contributor to the same linguistic style. And I falsely believed that I could turn on the “fake...
Talks on the Bhagwad Gita by Swami Chidananda

Talks on the Bhagwad Gita by Swami Chidananda

Swami Chidananda, whom people in San Francisco Bay Area have known since the year 1993, will be visiting the area between September 30 thru October 21. On his arrival, Swamiji will first speak on Saturday, September 30, at a special function to commemorate Shri Ramana...
Solar Eclipse: Myths and Facts

Solar Eclipse: Myths and Facts

Millions of Americans recently saw the great American solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. People travelled across the country to various cities where the eclipse was visible in totality. Across millennia, the solar eclipse as a phenomenon has fascinated and terrified...