ram H singhal

Good and God’s morning …… 
travel is a very fine form of education …… last week I was in travel and staying with a friend and while staying in the guest room made a resolution ……
that will make that space better than when I started staying there ….. so before leaving the room ……cleaned the room and bathroom ….. thanked the room ….. the bed …. the bathroom ….the space ….. apart from thanking my friend .
are we going to leave better earth for our future generations ? 
many time playing with grand children think about this ……. let us promise our self  that we will try and keep this earth better than we got it …..  
this week met magician Ashok Bhandari ….. apart from magic he has a magic of music …… heard him play harmonica and it was divine so he is…

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Casus Belli

Pic of the day:  Still life with Cups and two Poems, by Katsushika Hokusai


Do not think dishonestly.
The Way is in training.
Become acquainted with every art.
Know the Ways of all professions.
Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters.
Develop intuitive judgment and understanding for everything.
Perceive those things which cannot be seen.
Pay attention even to trifles.
Do nothing which is of no use.

Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings


Life is made up of small things…

It’s nearly noon as I begin writing this.  I went to sleep normal time last night, around 1 am and set my alarm for 8:10.  I wanted to wake up early and get a run in before I got to the work of the day.  Only a little real work mind you, most of the days duty is to be spent in traveling back and forth…

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Glory to God for All Things

I recall my first classes in Moral Theology some 35 or so years ago. The subject is an essential part of Western thought (particularly in the Catholic and Anglican traditions). In many ways the topic was like a journey into Law School. We learned various methods and principles on whose basis moral questions – questions of right and wrong – could be discussed and decided. These classes were also the introduction of certain strains of doubt for me.

The great problem with most moral thinking – is found in its fundamental questions:

  •  What does it mean to act morally?
  • Why is moral better than immoral?
  • Why is right better than wrong?

Such questions have classically had some form of law to undergird them:

  • To act morally is to act in obedience to the law or to God’s commandments.
  • Moral is better than immoral because moral is a description of obedience…

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Yoga Essence

One word – Passion

What do you think of when you hear that word? What are you passionate about?

What is it that puts that fire in your belly?

For me, it’s inclusion. I have a passion to make everyone feel like they matter, to feel important, to feel like an integral part in this thing called life we are all involved in.  

I think we show love best when we include and invite those the world has outcast. There are so many hot buttons in the world today that thrive on exclusion. Exclusion to me is missing the mark. I believe in unity, in love, in compassion. Namaste in its truest sense.


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The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change.  ~Charles L. Morgan

I stepped out on the deck to watch the sun rise as I enjoyed my coffee this morning.  It just stopped raining.  As the sun showed up, the water on the tips of the leaves of my cedar started sparkling.  It was a moment I had to capture.  The picture above is not an alien pod, just a macro shot of the drops of water clinging on to the tips of the newborn pine needles.  Below is the “not so up close” version of the shot.  Have a great day everyone!



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My Favorite Season


Of all the seasons I would say

This might be the one to stay

As my all time favorite.

First time when I really knew

Seasons could be colorful too

Just exactly as in pictures

That’s the time I truly fell

In love with this, now I guess!


All those times we sure did know

As per science, the seasons four

But only when we really SEE each

And every color of it, everything

Is magical in its own special way


When it is Spring, it’s all green

A hale and healthy sign it is

Along that comes an array of

Various other colors too, with

So many beautiful flowers to choose

What a pleasant time of year

Spring is indeed one of a kind!


Summer is marching in next now

The brightest of all it might be

With abundant sunshine sure it

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Daring to Live in Love!

We currently live in the free world. We are told that we are free because we are able to own property, seek out paid employment and elect our leaders democratically. These are all important freedoms, and we are lucky to have them. But how free do these freedoms make us? Are having freedoms the same as being free?

Let us first examine our supposed freedoms. One of the major freedoms that we are told that we possess is the right to own personal property. Most times this property is in the form of land or housing. We are free because we can own our own home. But how many people truly own their home? Although we are free to own property, the price of owning property is such that most people are required to go to a bank to receive a loan to help them purchase their home. Not many…

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Daring to Live in Love!

Uncommon in this common world,
I rely on instinct, neither vision nor word;
Unlike any common man,
I do what I should, not what I can;
Different from any common perspective,
I see through uncommon angles with no aim, no objective;
Separated from the common path of virtuality,
I walk on a different path, where dreams become reality.

I talk of religion, I talk of spirituality,
But when I question, texts become reality;
I talk of politics, I talk of crime,
But when I question, laws become prime;
I talk of relations, I talk of humanity,
But when I question, everything becomes formality;
I talk of blind faith, I talk of superstition,
But when I question, they become religion;
I talk of nature, I talk of equality of living,
But when I question, caring becomes killing;
I talk of honesty, I talk of self-satisfaction,
But when I question, money becomes…

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Tales of an unknown heart...

You will never know the reason for my tears
what lives inside
and haunts my dreams
the past, the pains and fears.

You will never know the reason for my tears
I will hide them
I will lie
I’ve done this for many years.

Accept that you will never know
accept what I will share
for if you knew the me inside
I somehow doubt you’d care..

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Interesting things that come down at your way, yet make you unaware of its significance that they lie. In the same manner, life gets unfolded with all those monotonous and tedious work routine of waking, eating, sleeping and other household or office chores. Meanwhile performing those tasks, several memorable, pleasant, laughable, astonishing and at times, melancholic, annoying and eventually nasty things get unnoticed.

Within these circumstances, the mind and heart of a 24 yr old girl takes the flight of diamond studded sky, deep bluest seas, and green gardens of rainbows to search of her someone “special” with whom those flights can be more enjoyable and memorable.

Everyone talks regarding the uncertain aspect of the future that it holds for the beneficiary. Though, since childhood, children are taught about specific sphere of their life that will occur in their lives and bring happy as well as sad moments for them…

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Manipal's Photo Blog

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.”

― Scott Adams

“I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay “Afternoon on a Hill”

“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The gallery posted below auto-expands the photo while clicking, filling up the entire screen. I urge you all to give it a try. I have a feeling you’ll like it  :)

Here’s what I wanted to share with you all, something…

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Garden, Travel, Photo Journal

If Shanghai is one of China’s most fast growing city, Beijing has managed to retain some of its architectural heritage. I was interested in seeing more of the old style houses during my visit to Beijing, which for the most part have unfortunately been destroyed and replaced by newer housing compounds. Wanting to immerse myself in the “Old China Lifestyle” I choose to stay in a traditional courtyard house transformed into a charming hotel in one of the side streets of the reputed Nan Luo Gu Xiang north of the Forbidden City. Popular with tourists, this area still has many old style buildings which the government knowing the importance for tourists attraction, tries to preserve them. Along this street many of the old houses have been transformed into up market boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops. This is one of the nicest area where you can still find some well preserved…

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Reflections in The WORD

M” is for the million things she gave me,
O” means only that she’s growing old,
T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
H” is for her heart of purest gold;
E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
R” means right, and right she’ll always be

Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER”… A word that means the world to me.


“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” ~ Proverbs 31:10, 27-28

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K. Wahlgren

Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1727, which makes it a baby by Indian standards. The unofficial nickname of Jaipur is the “Pink City.” When the Prince of Wales visited in 1853, the entire city was painted pink to welcome him as a gift from ruler Sawai Ram Singh. (continued after gallery)

Most tour guides will tell you that the ride by car from Delhi is just four hours. Do not be fooled, this drive is at least six or more. Even short distances take forever in India, mainly because of the lack of traffic rules and or lights at intersections.

Once in Jaipur, there is plenty to see. I stayed two days and got a lot of interesting shots. The city is surrounded by mountains and a miniature “Great Wall” around the Amber Fort. I had a few good looks at…

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