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MOMO Gormandizers Anonymous

Momo: a type of steamed dumpling with some form of filling. Original traditional delicacy from Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, Darjeeling, and Northeast – now mainstream Indian fare I’ve heard some of the most interesting stories at work townhalls when I’ve posed questions like “Tell us something about yourself that most colleagues don’t know about” OR …

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In defense of idol worship

A source of controversy and a massive source of division between the major religions that believe in form/idol worship (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism) and those for whom it is anathema (Christianity, Islam). I found Ramana Maharshi’s response to a Muslim questioner interesting enough to share. The following extract from Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi  Pages 109-110 …

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Subhadra is a horse

[Editor’s Note: My mother, a late adopter of the Internet, used to write the loveliest of letters to her children pre-Internet era. The letters stopped after I returned to India. In the past few years, after she got comfortable with Internet and gmail, the letters resumed as emails to her children. After an extended hiatus, …

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