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Jian Ghomeshi: unrepentant teddy bear of love

Jian Ghomeshi: unrepentant teddy bear of love

In 2009 Jian Ghomeshi, then host of the CBC’s popular radio talk show Q was diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder. He began seeing a psychologist on a weekly basis to deal with a range of topics – feeling like an outsider because of his Iranian background, having trust issues, and just not feeling good […]

Hugh Hefner: Playboy of the western world

Hugh Hefner: Playboy of the western world

Author’s note: I know at first glance this might seem inappropriate, posting an article on Hugh Hefner the week after the Harvey Weinstein  scandal, revealing the latter’s systemic sexual harassment and assault upon young women in the film industry. Bad timing for this article, perhaps, but good timing for Hefner to have died just three […]

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 3

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 3

24 September 2005 Another beautiful day at the Dayananda ashram in Rishikesh, and Swami Brahmavidyananda is explaining some basic principles of Vedanta… Thinking covers a broad spectrum, he tells us. Just as there are shades of grey between black and white, so thinking can vary in its quality. Certain objects give us pleasure. Therefore, we […]

Prince: Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down...

Prince: Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today 2 get through this thing called life.” Prince was hailed as an innovator, and known for his flamboyant stage presence, vocal range and guitar virtuosity. His music integrated a wide variety of styles that included rock, R&B, funk, soul, psychedelia and pop. He was a singer, songwriter, record […]

Karma: dridha vs adridha

Karma: dridha vs adridha

Karma: dridha vs adridha  As astrologers we often grapple with notions of fate versus free will. The very premise of astrological prediction implies we’re capable of reading something in a client’s chart that says: this will happen, this won’t. Whether we call that fate, destiny or karma is just semantics. The tacit understanding of Jyotish […]