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Monday, 14 February 2011

Greek_Play_Helen-PosterThere's nothing new under the sun.  No, really there isn't.  Every drama that unfolds, be it in real life, on the silver screen, the boards, or on the box, in 3D, HD or in the flesh, it's all been done before.  Whether it's tragedy you're after, comedy, soap operas, or even reality TV, pretty much everyone got there before you, most likely Shakespeare, that genius of the Play of Life.  But even the Bard wasn't always the original and often had to doff his cap to those who were there at the very inception of modern day theatre a couple of millenia ahead of his game.  

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Beyond Searching for Lost Time

Thursday, 03 February 2011

Madeleines

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):

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Brompton World Championship 2010

Friday, 31 December 2010

Guru Kaur crossing the finish line... I love my Pink Brompton, the iconic British designed and built folding bicycle.  It's how I potter around Rotherhithe, along the River Thames, through Russia Dock Woodland, and to teach Yoga at the Farm.   Most Saturdays we fit it with wicker baskets and venture off a mile or so upstream to Borough Market and Maltby Street for our weekly food shop.  Occasionally we put our Bromptons in the boot of the car when we go down to the beach so that we can bicycle along the cliff paths before having a Cream Tea and then going for a stroll in the sunset with the sand between our toes.

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Meditation in the Park 2010

Saturday, 10 July 2010

MeditationInThePark_2010_-7932_300wMeditation in the Park this year was glorious, full of intense sunshine and delights.  All the organisers hope that it inspires you to see the world a bit differently and make changes which allow you to enjoy it more.  You can download for free here what you learned (or missed!) on the day and take the new experiences from Meditation in the Park further.

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Stillness

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Clear Blue SkyFor what seems like forever, but is probably only just over a week or so, here in London we've had days of eternal sunshine. The English weather does things like this so really it's not that surprising. But it's been very special. It's been silent.

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gk-teachingI 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!

Please download it here

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The Only Secret of Beauty

Friday, 18 September 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.

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Moving on Extreme Victims

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.

 

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Heaven is Gratitude Not Guilt

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...

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Yesterday we all went off to Waterstone's in Ealing for the book signing of Nidar Singh Nihang and Parmjit Singrh's book In the Master's Presence.  Millie waited so patiently outside like a true groupie and then fell in love with a real gentleman. 

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Cows and Canary Wharf

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.

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Life's Little Luxuries

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.

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Revealing Hidden History

Saturday, 14 March 2009

I recently was asked to write a review of In the Master's Presence: The Sikhs of Hazoor Sahib by Nidar Singh Nihang and Parmjit Singh.  This is is a substantial piece of work, both weighty enough for the scholar, and light-hearted enough for the interested individual.  richly deserving a very special place in the annals of Sikh and Indian History. The review was published in Des Pardes, the weekly Punjabi newspaper with a circulation of some 20,000 in the UK.  You can read the English version on Sikhnet

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Whose Life do You Lead?

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. 

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Welcome to a Whole New World

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

I never had imagined that I would be taking part in a dog show, least of all the biggest dog show in the world.  I didn't even like dogs.  That was until Millie arrived and we embarked on discovering a whole new world, most of which was way out of my comfort zone.  Most of all I found that effortless effort was a result in and of itself. 

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Valentine's Message to Men

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Sikhnet today, Valelntine's Day, published this video, which we recorded when I was last in Espanola, New Mexico, the operating centre of Sikhnet.

In it I talk about how a man can make a woman feel like a woman, and the beauty of marriage.  Happy Valentine's Day :)

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Valentine's Message for Women

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Sikhnet today published this video, in which I talk about the benefits of treating a man like a man,  how important it is to stop complaining, and how a woman creates the environment around her. Happy Valentine's Day :)

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In The Master's Presence

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

sikhchic.comYou 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.

Read the full article on sikhchic.com

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In The Master's Presence

Monday, 09 February 2009

In The Master's Presence by Nidhar Singh Nihang and Parmjit SinghYou 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.

 

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