Monthly Archives: September 2009

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Today, I thought I’d write about chanting the mahamantra or the Hare Krishna mantra.

The Hare Krishna Mantra:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

1 round of chanting means repeating the above 16 words or the mantra 108 times. This is called a japa. Continue reading

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AND AGAIN!

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What’s the world coming to?!

Oh, the insanity!

I don’t understand Arabic, ya lahwy!

But maybe I’ll actually read one of these Arabic blogs. I’m trying to learn Arabic… Maybe it’ll help?

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AI CARAMBA!

I thought I’d check out some other blogs from my Global Dashboard today. I like it when people read my blog from there and so I have decided to occasionally go on it and return the favour. But there was a little surprise for me in store. Here’s a screenshot: Continue reading

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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

I have gone, I am pleased to say, on a reading spree. I picked up The God of Small Things written by Arundhati Roy, an Indian writer. Arundhati Roy has incredible command of words and her writing style is very unique. Her writing is very impressive. The story is set in the state of Kerala (South India) and touches upon the themes of family, love, friendship, religion, caste and nationality. What is greatly entertaining is the manner in which Arundhati Roy’s tone becomes child like, which is dominant especially when she is narrating incidents about the children in the novel.  I thought that their childhood was captured most vividly. The plot too is rather interesting and the end sort of gave me goosebumps all over. Continue reading

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How to Lose Weight

It’s the weekend! And this weekend is going to last 7 days! FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABulous! Eid is on Sunday and so we have a wonderfully long holiday.

Aah…

So anyway, I thought I’d blog about the workout routine and diet I followed to lose weight. Here goes: Continue reading

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A View from the Metro

It’s been an interesting two weeks, what with the new Dubai Metro and all. I have to say, though, Dubai did a really good job. The objective was to have the train up and running and ready for passengers on 09.09.09 at 09.09.09 PM. And that is exactly what happened. The fares are also reasonable but the Student Card is the BOMB. The fares are really cheap and it’s really good for us students. Boy, is it fast. It takes about 19 minutes to cover a distance that would take around 40 minutes by car. And there’s no Salik toll! Faaaaaaabulous. There are, however, some kinks in the system. Continue reading

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Meanwhile…

Hello to my 2 and a half readers. I haven’t blogged in over a week. And my blog hits have barely changed.

Blasphemy.

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