The Kumbh Mela Explained in Pictures and Words

Posted on August 29, 2007
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Prashant Panjiar’s Photo Story on the Kumbh Mela is beautiful.
Kumbh Mela

The pictures are all in black and white, which does not reduce their beauty one bit. Prashant speaks throughout the show explaining what it means to participate in the “largest celebration on earth”. Enjoy!

Forum For Travelling In India

Posted on August 25, 2007
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There is a whole forum dedicated to travelling in India!
India Travel Forum
This is more of a gentle reminder to myself in the future, for when I decide to travel in India. The forum is really active, and the tips are many. The photos are tempting, and the locals are friendly!!!

Effortless Yoga for the Masses

Posted on August 21, 2007
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avisolo at Flickr has uploaded scans of “Yoga at Home” a guide in comic book for by the Yoga Institute of Santa Cruz, Mumbai. The book follows the Amar Chitra Katha/Tinkle kind of comic art, and explain practical yoga for the householder. It covers not just the Aasanas, but also good practices and recommends an overall lifestyle based on good yogic principles.
Clicking on the image below will take you the Flickr slideshow:
Yoga at home
(Image copyright avisolo)

Simple things like walking in the morning sun, looking at a lit candle at eye-level, washing your nose with saline solution and gently rubbing your forehead are all described. I wish I would just start practicing half of what’s in the guide – it’s not like it is the hardest thing in the world. The slideshow really, truly made my day!