Monthly Archives: December 2010

And Away We Go!

HOW THE NEW YEAR IS LIKE A CARNY SLIDE As we usher in the new year, we may find ourselves, like many people, contemplating changes we wish to make and goals we wish to achieve in 2011. It’s fun to … Continue reading

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The Fragmentation of Social Life

By now, you know that my husband grew up in India, in a small town called Krishnanagar in West Bengal. It’s situated along the banks of the River Jalangi, maybe a thirty minute drive to the River Ganges and the … Continue reading

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Whenever and Wherever

yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham SYNONYMS yadā yadā — whenever and wherever; hi — certainly; dharmasya — of religion; glāniḥ — discrepancies; bhavati — become manifested;bhārata — O descendant of Bharata; abhyutthānam — predominance; adharmasya — of irreligion; tadā — at that … Continue reading

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Wax On/Wax Off #2: The Easiest Way Ever to Fatten Up Your Awesome Cells

Since we haven’t seen Mr. Miyagi in awhile, I thought I’d invite him back for our Wax On/Wax Off Series. Here he is pictured with his disciple, Daniel-san, he of the Rising Sun Headband. Wax On/Wax Off is a series … Continue reading

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The Truth About Santa

Do you remember when you learned the truth about Santa? Was it a precise moment? Or was it a creeping doubt that finally snuffed out the part of you that believed? For me, it was a precise moment. It was … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room

ARE WE IGNORING THE ROOTS OF YOGA? The Hindu American Foundation thinks so, as reported this week in The New York Times, and has launched a campaign it calls, “Take Back Yoga.” The campaign, it says, does not ask yoga devotees to … Continue reading

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