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Feb 28, 2017

39th Edition of Shadow Dancing with Mind...

WELCOME 2017: 39th Edition of Shadow Dancing With Mind
As the year 2017 started with the relase of my second book ‘Kuhase Ke Geet’, sharing the first edition and 39th in the list of Shadow Dancing With Mind Edition. It has regular features like Thoughts, Reader and some great books by new authors in the Spotlight. The ‘Spotlight’ section is my small effort to support upcoming authors in their effort to reach their readers. And yes, it is FREE, however to be featured in this section, you need to go through a selection process, please click here for details.



Hope you will enjoy the edition, please do write to me, in case you would like to suggest, advice or discuss on the thoughts I have put up in the posts…

A) THOUGHTS

“Violence is as Hindu as curry” - Wendy Doniger writes in her book “On Hinduism” and goes on to add that the “Classical Hindu India was violent in politics (she forgets to mention that India was the only country which never waged war towards any other country in its history), … etc. but I just couldn't stop laughing when she says that perhaps at the very heart of it (Hindu Violence) is climate, with its un-durable heat and unpredictable monsoon…
Though I have other issues with her, including her sad interpretations of Vedic Scriptures, I will go on to other examples how our ancient Vedic currency is being short changed by supposedly great intellectuals…

Many of our decision that we take have its roots in the evolutionary process of mankind. Especially when it comes to how we react emotionally in our romantic relationships. I believe that we are designed to be one partner person rather than the most prevalent supposition that we are there to spread our genes and increase the robust gene pool for the species to survive…

When I read the news of Anwesha’s discovery about the power of Pranava Naad ‘Om’, I felt that all is still not lost in India in context of our ancient culture and heritage. In my earlier post on Creation: The Big Bang and the eternal sound ‘OM’, I had signed off with the following words…
 
“We live our life in the steps, not at the end. When the time is right, we will find our space in universal design. That space is the reality of our consciousness; rest is layers upon layers of memories, desires, and insecurities of mind…

In the beginning the river Ganges is so swift and fast that nothing much remains same on her way over a period. It carves its way out of the mountains and forests and reaches the sea to submerge. That is the way we begin our life too. In our childhood, we are full of energy and as we reach the end, we become sluggish and powerless….

As we take tentative steps of living day to day, we forget to realise that without a sense of belongingness, kindness towards all that we have been blessed with and inner flowering of love, it just brings us closer to an end....

B) READER:
The most awaited event of the new year for me, since last few years, has been Hindu Literary Festival which comes to a close today. This year too, it brought me in touch with wonderful writers from across the world. The interaction with humble Markus Zusak - Author of the book 'The Book Thief', unassuming and prolific Author Shashi Tharoor - who could produce a well researched book on British Colonialism, based on his viral video. The  wonderful sessions of many authors and commentators, I attended was absolutely enlightening. Spending some time with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, getting to know her thoughts and ideas, meeting my old friend and mentor Timeri N Murari as well as some friends from Chennai Blogger's Club added an extra interest to the festival.


C) SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight is my small effort to support upcoming authors in their effort to reach their readers. And yes, it is FREE, however to be featured in this section, you need to go through a selection process, please click here for details.


Please click on the books below to read more…

1. ‘The OtherSide of HIm’ - Alice Rene (Action Thriller)
2. ‘TheResurrection of Evil’ - Neelabh Pratap Singh
3. ‘Mock, Stalk& Quarrel' - A collection of satirical tales edited by Indrani Ganguly
4. ‘TheHappiness Switch' by Christine Ellis
5. ‘PIGMENT -The Limbs of the Mukuyu Tree’ by Renée Topper
6. ‘Seven ElevenForgotten and Other Stories’ by Barnaby Hazen - Literary Fiction
7. ‘Through theMind’s Eye: A Journey of Self-Discovery’ by J.P. Willson - Self Help
8. ‘TJ’s LastSummer in Cape Cod’ by Garfield Whyte - Coming of Age

9. ‘BrokenShadows’ by Tarek Refaat - Suspense & Thriller

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Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya


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