Guru Kaur's Blog
Thursday, 03 February 2011
Mention Madeleines, those yummy little lemony cakes, in intellectual company - you know the type who read good-for-you classics - and invariably the conversation turns to that exalted moment in Proust's magnum opus, In Search of Lost Time, when he discovers the key to his Universe when served a Lemony Cake (Fr: Madeleine):
Friday, 31 December 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Wednesday, 04 November 2009
I taught a powerful set of Kundalini Yoga at Living in Oneness in London in October 2009. Afterwards I recorded an audio guided version of the class, with music specially composed for it by our business partner, Hari Karam Singh. Please accept this gift to yourself... NB it doesn't work if you don't do it!
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Spring brings with it new shoots of green, announcing the potential for the summer ahead. Asparagus just sums that up so well! I have just entered this tart in the March Food Joust on the Foodie Blog Roll, the forum for Food Bloggers. It requires that you make a dish using three ingredients. This month they were almonds, asparagus and lemongrass. Here's my entry: Asparagus and Lemongrass Cream Tart.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Last week I was a guest at a Mini-Conference hosted by Concordis International, on how to address breaking the vicious cycle of conflict. It dealt with real life in its raw and dirty details which no one wants to know about and few could even dream up to make into a Hollywood plot. The starting point was understanding the extremes of victims and the way out through communication.
Monday, 23 March 2009
There's no quicker way to find out what issues people have, in life as well as about food, then to serve them chocolate. Chocolate's been demonised and idolised; it's been the object of denial and obsession; and everyone has an opinion about it. Please don't blame chocolate when you're looking in the mirror and wondering "does my bum look big in this?". If you ate more than one...
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
If you thought that the only place to be in Spring, my dear, is Paris, well think again. This year, Spring has arrived in London with all the warmth of summer's promise, the expansive blue skies of infinite potential, and the fresh vitality that signifies the end of winters' past. It was time to get out there and check out what the trees are wearing this year, and how this year's rendition of spring's birdsong compares with previous number ones. There's a rather incongruous melange far beyond what you normally expect from a City.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Today one of my favourite magazines thudded onto the floor through the letterbox. It's another French interiors magazine whose special feature this issue is all about bathrooms and the theme is simplicity.
I know a thing or two about bathing in simplicity so I was intrigued to see what the sumptuously photographed bathrooms would offer.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Put a collar on a dog, open the door, and a question faces you: "whose life do you lead?" As a woman this is particularly relevant because many of us were brought up with confusing beliefs about what it is to enjoy life as a woman. Dogs are a great way to learn more about leading and enjoying life, to relax and feel secure as yourself.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
You can tell a lot about a book by its book launch. The gathering in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons for the launch of In The Master's Presence, a book by our friends Nidar Singh Nihang and Parmjit Singh indeed omens well for its future. Nidar Singh Nihang is an imposing figure, who looks as though he's just sauntered out of some eighteenth century military camp in the middle of nowhere and just happened upon the bastion of British Democracy for a cup of chai.
Monday, 09 February 2009
You can tell a lot about a book by its book launch. The gathering in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons for the launch of In The Master's Presence, a book by our friends Nidar Singh Nihang and Parmjit Singh indeed omens well for its future. The book literally came alive through Nidar Singh who embodies the Way of Life of Sikhs to neither incite fear in others nor do they fear anyone themselves at an event which exuded quality and ease.
Monday, 09 February 2009
Waking up on a morning after a nightfall of snow is different. The sound of footsteps trudging towards the Underground Station, the echo of the canine "morning all" on the early shift constitutional outing, the distant rumble of the train tracks, the dawn chorus of birdsong, the wake-up routine of ducks on the canal outside; all are silenced. It is as if a blanket of serenity has enveloped us all: a sense of wonder at nature's ability to blurr the edges of our lives into muffled shapes, the virginal innocence, the invitation to play.