• BlogChatter A to Z,  Lifestyle

    V – Vipassana-The art of Meditation

    Vipassana-The art of Meditation – It has been twelve years since I first experienced the 10 day Vipassana course at Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri. My first introduction to Vipassana was quite unexpected. I was told, it would be a silent meditation, with no eye contact, no reading or music, no exercise, no communication,  and overall no cellphones. I was prepared for all this as the benefits were so immense that cannot be measured in any form. The Igatpuri Centre  The Igatpuri centre is beautifully situated in a hilly area with trees all around and a lake nearby. Well planned rooms with attached bathrooms, well lit areas, dining room, reception area, meditation…

  • BlogChatter A to Z,  Travel

    T – Travel when you are young

    I have been very fortunate to take a holiday at least once a year, to some place far or near. The fun part is to do something out of your comfort zone. Like not knowing what to expect on the next road you drive through, the strange people you will meet and above all the long lasting memories you will make. Why travel when you are young? 1. YOLO You only live once they say. An opportunity lost is lost forever, the same goes for your travel opportunities.  So make the most while you are young and able. Sometimes we put off travel plans for another date and time, but…

  • BlogChatter A to Z,  Food

    P- Popular Dishes of India

    Popular Dishes of India Indian cuisine is diverse; each region has its own well known dish or a famous delicacy. The locals savor with relish and it is proudly prepared in their households too. Most of the Indian dishes are well spiced to taste and colorful to look at. Some of the  spices used in Indian cuisine include cumin seeds, curry leaves, mustard seeds, green chili, whole garam masalas, red chili powder, turmeric and fenugreek seeds to name a few. All these also originate from India.  So imagine original Indian recipes with original Indian spices. What a Combo! I know your mouth is already watering. Read on to learn about…