The Most Transformational Moment: When an abused lady Prostitute walked out on the Promise of Love


You sometimes come across a personal account that is painful, poignant, humane, as well as full of power.  This answer from Quora on the question "What was the most transformational moment of your life?" by a lady who lives in UK named Sarah Ouellette.  ==========  =========  ========== When I was 8-10 I was raped repeatedly by my neighbor. I also grew up with my father making appearances in and out of my life periodically and so I had a lot of problems - specifically with sex, trust and dep … [Read more...]

Why did Buddha select Sarnath to promote his teachings? (and other interesting insights – Audio)

This question and many other very interesting insights are brought out by this smart guy from Deutsche Bank, Sanjeev Sanyal.  He traces Indian history back to the Ancient times and then looks at the current times and tries to connect dots.  He makes the story of Indian history very exciting and intellectual invigorating!  He has written a book - Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography. The history of any country begins with its geography. Marking the launch of his new boo … [Read more...]

Man who creates Clouds Indoors

Berndnaut Smilde is a Dutch artist, who is literally generating a storm of attention with his art.  Well, he creates clouds indoors.  He creates Nimbus clouds, which exist for a few seconds before dissipating. He uses a smoke machine, combined with moisture and dramatic lighting to create an indoor cloud effect.Smilde, who lived in Amsterdam, said he wanted to make the image of a typical Dutch rain cloud, inside of a space. ‘I imagined walking into a classical museum hall with just empty wall … [Read more...]

Jo Wood makes Spiritual Journey to Kailash Mansarovar

JO Wood is an English model, television personality, entrepreneur and ex-wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. She is settled in London. She went to Kailash and Mansarovar with Sadhguru Jaggi. In this video she shows her journey as well as her interest in Project Greenhands. To know more about this afforestation effort, which has established a Guinness Book record for most trees planted in a day, and make your donations, you can go to its website. … [Read more...]

Mary Kom is Yahoo! India’s first-ever Person of the Year 2012

Yahoo India's Person of the Year 2012 is the Indian boxer - Mary Kom!  In a year which ends with Gangrape of a girl making headlines, Mary Kom, set the direction for women in India by winning Olympic glory.  This is what Yahoo says about this 5 time World Champion! This five-time world champion hand-fed her twin sons, did the dishes, and mopped her hands before she shook mine. Her handshake was self-assured and heart-warm, with just a touch of lingering moistness. It spoke reams about Mangte C … [Read more...]

Gravity Light: LED lamp powered by sand or rocks for the poor villages of Africa

Gravity Light: A generator powered by weight of gravity, which has been built for the developing and poor countries.  It does not use any battery nor any expensive stuff.  It would cost the people $5 to buy and there is no running cost.  It comes with a durable bag, which can be filled with stones or sand and the weight of that creates the power to light the lamp or even run a radio. It is an incredible idea indeed!   Related articles from External SourcesA $5 LED Lamp Powered … [Read more...]

Mail sent from Bombay to London in 1866 reached in 28 days! (Image)

Here is a very interesting piece of postal history: A piece of registered mail postmarked Bombay, November 23, 1866. The postage of 10 1/2 annas includes 4 annas for registration. The 6 annas stamp of 1866, SG68, was a provisional made by overprinting 'POSTAGE' on a part of a revenue stamp. Placed aboard the steamer "Rangoon", the mail crossed the Isthmus of Suez by the overland route (before the canal was opened) and was taken to Marseilles, again by steamer. This reached London by December 21, … [Read more...]