where in the world (2010)

After 5 trips to India I finally made it to the north, to the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar, a city in the foothills of the Himalayas. I was attending the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest spiritual gathering for Hindus that has gone on for milennia.  Me and about two million of my closest…

here we go again, part 2

yogis I want to say from the onset that my writing is not meant to be a scholarly history of Hinduism and I won’t get into any debates about what Hinduism is, who is a Hindu, etc. I am more than cognizant of the various Hindu gods and goddesses and know the difference between a…

here we go again, part 1

Hindu blessing of cow, Rameswaram beach, 2006 Getting on the yoga merry-go-round again of the old debate on “who owns yoga?” and whether yoga springs from Hinduism. There’s lots of stuff going on in the world but it must be a slow news day when the New York Times publishes another article with a dramatic…