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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vikramadityan Review: Disappointing movie from Lal Jose, Dulquar pales before Unni Mukundan in performance

Directed by Lal Jose, "Vikramadithyan" is a movie that has all the “right ingredients” for a ‘crowd puller.’ The star cast has Dulquar Salmaan, Unni Mukundan, Namitha Pramod, Anoop Menon, and Lena, among others.  To me, it felt as though the real lead actors of this movie are Anoop Menon, Lena and Unni Mukundan – their performances, timing and dialogue delivery are excellent and memorable. Their characterization is well-fleshed out and has both depth and consistency from start to finish.

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Vikramadityan Review: Weak story
I liked the starting point of "Vikramadithyan" as it unfolds a realistic love story that fails between Vasudev Shenoy (starring Anoop Menon) and Lakshmi Nair (starring Lena), who are police officers but don’t end up marrying each other as they wished to.  Lakshmi gets married to another man who woos her by pretending to be a spunky police officer and Vasudev Shenoy marries another lady from his community.
Both the couples have sons who are born at the same time and are named Vikraman (Unni Mukundan) and Adithyan (Dulquar Salman). The story of conflict and competition between the two boys begins here and it intensifies as they grow up and fall in love with the pretty Deepika Pai (starring Namitha Pramod).
Vikraman and Adithyan are ‘rivals’ with opposite backgrounds. Vikraman has a more protected and pampered upbringing than Adithyan. He has the confidence of a boy who comes from a good family and is well brought up, disciplined and ambitious. Due to a difficult childhood, Adithyan grows up without a clear sense of direction and parental guidance. He has anger and it turns destructive. 
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Vikraman aims to be a police officer like his father, so Adithyan wants to beat him to it. It doesn’t help that the love of his life – Deepika – keeps egging him on by relentlessly praising and comparing him to Vikraman. All the odds are in favour of Vikraman but there’s an element of surprise in the film which you should watch to find out what it brings. It’s a good twist and not one you would easily predict.
Vikramadityan Review: Weak characterization of heroine
Deepika’s characterization is a serious flaw in this movie. It is grainy, inconsistent and irritating. She is portrayed as a girl who is shown to be from a conservative Shenoy family in Mattancherry but with a modern outlook. For a very independent thinking girl, her actions are not convincing. She constantly compares the two guys to each other in her actions – which seems like petty behaviour to me – but she calls it a sign of friendship (it’s more like confusion). When her best friend asks her to marry him knowing well she is in love with another guy, she sends a mail first informing the guy she loves that the other guy has beaten him to it and then by asking him to make the decision for her. 
Again, at a critical juncture, instead of telling Vikraman that she doesn’t want to marry him, she simply plays the ‘silent, helpless damsel in distress’ and finally Vikraman takes the most important decision in her life for her without even asking her!  
On top of all this, she is constantly wedging into the relationship between the two guys – for what? Namitha’s dialogue delivery seems forced instead of natural, her body movements are graceful but there is a clear lack of chemistry with both heroes.
Vikramadityan Review: The Few Things I liked
The depiction of growing up in Mattancherry – with its narrow alleys, schools, the TD temple and the cultural landscaping of several communities living there such as the Shenoys, the Pais, the Nairs, the few Gujaratis – the cultural atmosphere is deftly captured. 
All the sequences showing Anoop Menon and Lena are commendable. You know you are watching two veterans with a  great sense of timing. I particularly liked the actor who acted as Lena’s husband. His role is small but has tremendous impact. His personality comes through and stays with you throughout the film.
Unni Mukundan is not the hero of this movie but on screen, he steals Dulquar’s thunder and lightning. Dulquar struggles and pales in all scenes where Unni Mukundan is present. 
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I liked the way Dulquer is constantly experimenting with his attire and his body language is always in sync with the nature of the character he presents. Dulquar reinvents his appearance in every movie. 

"Vikramadithyan" follows the ‘film masala’ formula perfectly but I feel it’s a “let down” movie with over rated publicity. The first half of the film seemed to be dragging pointlessly. The second half brings in the best part of the movie, thanks to several badly timed surprises mixed with bittersweet moments.
It is disappointing to see a director like Lal Jose come up with a movie like this. Go watch it if you want to waste time  – I won’t recommend it though.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Book Review: Nan Umrigar's Sounds of Silence, A Bridge Across Two Worlds

The year 1978 was a glorious one for Karl Umrigar – a young man who won many prestigious horse races, including the Indian 2000 Guineas and the Indian Oakes. Finally, Karl Umrigar fulfilled his dream – every jockey’s dream  – to win the Indian Derby. His name remains in the Indian Derby scroll of honour. 

But just at exactly the moment Karl won, he fell from the horse.  A fall that finally saw the country mourn for him when the headlines of the Indian Express read, “The King is Dead.” Karl Umrigar, the young champion and loved by many, was laid to rest on May 3, 1979.

Karl Umrigar’s Death: Bridge between Two Worlds
You can imagine what Karl’s death did to his family, particularly his mother – Nan Umrigar. She says, “Nothing could have prepared us for the darkness that descended upon us – nothing!

While her family tried to pull on with daily routine, Nan Umrigar found herself in such a state of agony and trauma that she couldn’t resume a normal life. She couldn’t let go of her son.

She heard of Mrs Bhavnagari whose famous book on automatic writing from the SpiritWorld.With Mrs Bhavnagari’s help, Nan Umrigar began to do 'automatic writing' to communicate with her son Karl. Through this, Karl tells her, “Mummy, my dearest Mummy, I love you so much more than you can imagine on earth. On earth, I never realised I loved you so much. Please Mummy, forget the past, I am very happy…


This is another message Nan Umrigar received from Karl. Baba, whom Karl refers to, is Meher Baba.

Nan Umrigar’s Discovery of the Spirit World through Karl
From here, Nan Umrigar’s life changed forever. She communicated daily with Karl, learned more about the Spirit World, after life and how souls reach the places they do after death.  

There are so many interesting things to learn about the Spirit World - how good souls are trained to serve humanity wherever there is great suffering. Their work is silent and no one understands the extent to which they help countless number of people every day. An interesting instance refers to how Spirit Guides sometimes work together in areas of massive destruction that cause the death of thousands of innocent lives, such as in Israel. Karl explains that he cannot be contacted because he is involved in a mission relating to Israel. 

Are you wondering: What can Spirit Guides do when people are already dead? They do LOTS of work but it's not my place to tell you their story. You should simply read this book to find out!

The lady shown in the picture below is Nan Umrigar, the author of Sounds of Silence: A Bridge between Two Worlds.



The most important change is that Nan, who had not been a spiritual person, is initiated by her son Karl towards his guru and protector Meher Baba – considered to be an Avatar among the Parsis in Pune. The story of Meher Baba is an interesting one. He grew up as an ordinary boy. In his young days, he was blessed with divinity by the Five Divine Masters of Spirituality, the last one being Shirdi Sai Baba, who is believed to have blessed him with spiritual powers. Thereafter, Meher Baba began to perform miracles and he led a life of austerity, self-inquiry and constantly demonstrated loving humanity.

Nan Umrigar is like any other mother. Initially, she did everything to keep her son to continue communicating with her. If it meant saying ‘Yes’ to his guru in the Spirit World, she was ready to do it. But after a period, she was curious to find out more. She went to the place of Meher Baba, the ashram city he had founded. She researched, talked and found out everything she could about Meher Baba through repeated journeys. 

Each journey made her more and more intensely absorbed towards accepting Meher Baba as her Guru, not because Karl said so, but because she became convinced about Baba's divinity.

Nan Umrigar’s book will SHOCK you. It challenges everything you believe you know about death. This is also a book that bares a mother’s soul with absolute honesty – her longing for her son, her need to continue communication and then to find a purpose to that communication so that she could use her talent to serve others who were suffering just like she had.

Nan Umrigar could have kept quiet but she didn’t. She shared all her experiences with the Spirit World in this book to offer hope and courage for others who lose their loved ones. Her book helps you to see death as a phase that does not necessarily imply or intend the end of a relationship. The Spirit World is very alive and open to reach out if you are willing to believe and listen.

The story of Karl, Nan Umrigar and the mother-son love that finally led them to embrace Meher Baba as their God and Guru – all of this will touch a chord in your heart. Their journey is paved with heartbreaks, hardships and moments you can FEEL in your heart as you read it. Yet nothing comes in the way of this mother-son love, not even Death.

That is the biggest lesson of all – the ONE reason to read Nan Umrigar’s book ‘Sounds of Silence.’ READ it even if you decide not to believe it.

♥♥  I thank you for reading my post. I dedicate this post with all my love and gratitude to the Spirit Guides who continuously work towards the well being of humanity. I also send my loving thoughts to Shivam, Karl and all other innocent Souls who had to depart from the World in a state of trauma and before their time was up. REQUEST: Please SHARE this article on your favorite social networks. Every share, like or tweet makes me reach out to more people who are in various phases of growing out of their grief after losing their loved ones. ♥♥

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Five Exceptional Posts That Will Motivate You Today

Welcome to my first-of-its-kind monthly selection of exceptional posts from around the web. Reason? We read so many informative things online everyday. But we tend to forget faster than we read. I want to start “capturing” it by putting it on my blog. This way, it stays sticky in my mind and I won’t forget it. Better still, you can read it too, take what’s interesting to you and come back to it whenever you want to, and so will I. 

Sit back and hope to see you enjoy reading these posts!

Afraid to quit your job because it pays your bread and butter?  Look at it with holistic vision and embrace  a different course of action! I think you will LOVE this post by Vishnu.
If you have troubles surrounding you 24X7, this will help you to COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

Love to read literary magazines? Find some more to pamper the literary hunger.
To toss up something easy, quick and healthy, try this omelette, it tastes YUM! I add some milk into the egg mixture and the texture and taste will make you WANT more.
Are you recovering from heartbreak? Learn something from it and let it go! 
Do any of these posts resonate with you personally? Do drop a line and say which post you learned most from.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How to Stay Strong No Matter How It Hurts

Something in life always happens to shake your faith and make you confront your pain in all its rawness. You don't know where to go, whom to trust and talk it over with and it can break and toss you apart. It can hurt like hell. 

But there's one AMAZING person in my life whom I have not learned from - that's my mother. She has undergone tremendous pain in life. What I still haven’t figured out is, how did she remain so strong? [Do read: Five Ways to Take Charge of Your Anger]


Being Rooted to the Self
Unlike me, my mother is positive, confident and in control in crises. Little things delight and enchant me, the big things tend to overwhelm and break me. But that’s not how my mom is. She handles crises with ease, going with the flow and being rooted to her Self.

No Need for the Approval of Others
My mother doesn't feel the need to turn to others, even those closest to her, for comfort, solace or advice or love. She stays anchored in her harmony. In crises, I seek the approval and attention of those whom I trust. I tend to want their approval. Clearly, I am not there yet. My mom isn’t like that. She has a strong inner compass that teaches her to be emotionally self-reliant.

Power of Prayer                 
She never shows any anger, pain or fear to me or to the world outside. She never complains. But I know that she prays all the time, with love and confidence, not fear or uncertainty. 

Funny Side Up
At a time when my mother was not well and hospitalized, those who came to the hospital to visit my mom were stunned to see her ordering tea and snacks cheerfully for everyone. She laughed, joked and made light of the situation.

But I am not like that. When faced with challenging situations, I crumble. I turn to those whom I trust for support, but often feel misunderstood later. What I need to learn is this: You can't win the confidence of others when you don't feel confident about tackling your own crisis. You need to DECIDE TO BE STRONG without depending on others. 

We need to be strong for our own sake, no matter what it takes, no matter what people think or say, because no one else can experience our pain or our strengths the way we feel it. The transformation has to happen from within along with the awareness that each of us are divinely protected. We need nothing more to stay strong. 

How do you stay strong when faced with a crisis? Share your happiness mantra! [If you liked reading this, do read my post on The Secret to all Happiness]

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Secret to All Success is Keep Yourself Happy

                                                                                                             
Mother of a three month old baby joined back for work. She sat on her desk, unable to focus on anything but the thought of her baby. She placed  on her desk a tiny framed pic of her three month old baby. The more she looked at it, the worse she felt. She couldn’t work. So, she put the pic away and she set to work. That day, she learned the most important lesson in her life – No matter what your situation is, keep yourself happy.




One of my former friends from law college (a class topper, super achiever, excellent in arguments, etc) wrote a Facebook post after watching a very inspiring Malayalam movie called ‘How Old Are You?.”

My friend wrote that after watching the movie, her husband said she is like the protagonist in the movie – she had everything going for her but she is a failure because she has no career.

She also wrote that moms who stay at home CHOOSE to make sacrifices for their family’s growth. They let go of career opportunities and stagnate within but they deserve at least respect from their spouses and family members.

I can understand that she feels hurt. And here’s what I think:

1.     You SHOULDN'T have to justify your choices to your family.

2.    Those who truly love you will always treat you with the love and respect you deserve. Those who don’t, it’s a tough test to deal with it. You’ve got to understand it’s NOT your failure in anyway. 

3. You cannot control how your family members treat you. Focus on the relationships that make you happy.

4.     Happiness has very little to do with how others whom you love treat you. It begins and ends with how you feel about yourself.

We are people doing different things in life. Whatever causes us unhappiness, be it something some one said, or a difficult situation you are going through, there is one powerful mantra to take you through this: BE HAPPY ALWAYS!

EASY TIPS TO SPICE UP YOUR HAPPINESS QUOTIENT

Here are some little ways to spice up the happiness quotient:

1.  Keep a little 'Gratitude' notebook that records every little thing that makes you feel happy. Fill in as much as you can every day with the little, happy details - it could be a compliment, a lovely article you read, a dress you are wearing, a tasty dish some one shared with you.

2. Listen to music, talk to those who make you happy and focus on the relationships that help you thrive and support you when you need it.

3. Find ways to appreciate whatever is making you experience happiness every day.

4. Sometimes, do something unexpected. Surprise yourself. Maybe you can visit some one you love but haven't caught up with for a long time can help. 

“What is happiness, really?” Differs from person to person. What makes you happy? 

By the way, that mother of a three month old, that’s me. 

[The title of this blog post is taken from a quote in The Law of Attraction, The Teachings of Abraham, by Esther and Jerry Hicks]

♥♥  I thank you with all my heart for reading my post. I dedicate this post with love and gratitude to all individuals who are finding ways to focus on happiness in their life and on their spiritual path.  I am grateful and I appreciate you for reading this post. ♥♥

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bangalore Days - Movie Review: Fun Filled Entertainer, Nivin Pauly and Parvathy Menon are the Show Stoppers

Anjali Menon's "Bangalore Days" is a fun-filled, entertainer. It revolves around three cousins whose lives change when they shift to Bangalore. The film is directed by Anjali Menon who has worked in films such as "Ustad Hotel" and "Manjadikuru."   If you have seen the two movies mentioned here, you will have high expectations from Bangalore Days. You won’t be disappointed. Not one bit.
 So, what makes this such an engaging movie that we can connect with?
It is not the actors, actresses, the music (nothing refreshing, tried too hard to sound officially retro! ) or even the story line. It’s the emotional edge, the reality tucked into dialogues, expressions and situations. 
Bangalore Days: STORY
"Bangalore Days" revolves around three cousins Arjun (Dulquer), Kuttan (Nivin Pauly) and Divya (Nazriya Nazim). Besides the lead actors, the film also includes Fahadh Faasil, Isha Talwar, Nithya Menon and Parvathy Menon in good roles. significant roles. Other supporting actors who add a ‘zing’ factor to the film include Sajid Yahiya, Vijayaraghavan, Prathap Pothen, Kalpana and Praveena. The supporting cast is near-perfect.
Like most cousins,  the three cousins share a close bond since their childhood though their parents are at loggerheads, typical as it would be in any family. As they grow up, their relationship becomes stronger and firmer. When they all move to Bangalore for various reasons, the story takes you through how their life in Bangalore changes them.
So, this brings us to a question – can cities change people?
Bangalore Days indicates a clear YES! The change is not merely a surface change but one that brings forward a deeper, emotional connect. Admit it, haven't you changed when you moved from the city of your birth to the city of your choice? That change is beautifully rendered in Anjali Menon's 'Bangalore Days' and it even resonates with the supporting characters because when children change their ways, the parents change too. 

Bangalore Days brings to life this beautiful, bitter sweet metamorphosis we go through while embracing maturity and adulthood.

Bangalore Days: CHARACTERS & PERFORMANCES
You have Arjun (starring Dulquar) – who is rugged, lovable despite his roguish nature. Good body language and style displayed by Dulquar Salman. But it is the country-like innocence of Kuttan (starring Nivin Pauly) who wins your heart! He is the stickler for upholding “Kerala’s culture” and is shocked by the sight of smooching couples in Bangalore. His cousin teases him when he cites Kerala culture, by asking,
“Entha Keralathil aarum umma vekiley?” {Poor translation: Don’t couples in Kerala ever kiss?} And Kuttan says, “Never in public.” 

You begin to feel happy when ‘Cute Kuttan’ loses his heart to this cool , half-Malayali girl whom he spends the night with……playing Antakshari, by the way. He is the decent Malayali guy whom every girl would secretly love. Admit it, you would, despite the oil-slicked hair, the hesitation and a slight lack of confidence, you will like him. Because good guys can never be not liked. Even by the so-called, self-glorified bad girls.

Then there is Kunju, whose proper name is Divya (starring Nazariya). She is the girl-next-door with dreams and aspirations but she is quickly married off before she can make her dreams come true. All because the family astrologer says so. Don't smirk. Education and literacy, by the way, has nothing to do with common sense. You probably know that already!

Divya finds a way to see a silver lining in every struggle after marriage. There are some lovely moments in the film but I felt that Nazariya did not do justice to the character ‘Divya.’ This is because she looks, moves and behaves like a much pampered child (not even a teen!) than a woman. Nazariya’s acting feels like she is acting and trying too hard. 

There is Kunju’s ‘restrained’ husband (starring Fahad) who is so work-focused, restrained and still not recovered from a past relationship that you want to throttle him for his insensitivity. The way he eats, drives a car, moves around the house –everything reminds you of an intolerant perfectionist. Fahadh, being a fine actor, gets the nuances perfect too.
These three cousins have their weaknesses that make them deeply vulnerable, flawed people but they strike a chord with us – the audience – because we have them too.
But at the end of the film, there are two impressive actors whose performances still linger in your mind. It is Nivin Pauly and Parvathy Menon.
There is tremendous maturity displayed in Parvathy Menon's acting, voice rendering, dialogues and expressions –  the sparkle in her eyes, the mischief in her smile, the pain in her bubbly voice and the love she feels for a man whom her mother would obviously disapprove of. She makes you feel raw, exposed and you know you may have felt all of these things at some time too. 
What makes RJ Sarah stand out is that she does not play the victim, she carries herself with remarkable exuberance as a real star – confident, intelligent and poised. And she is in a wheelchair. 
Who cannot but fall in love with her portrayal of RJ Sarah? I LOVED it!
Sometimes a movie goes beyond what it conveys. It becomes a part of what you feel during and after you have watched it. So, that’s one more reason to go and watch Anjali Menon’s “Bangalore Days” – it rocks!
P.S. Take all your cousins with you. They will love you for it.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lots of candles, lots of happiness

I am grateful to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba for everything. I am who I am because of You, Swami. 

Thank you for this beautiful life, Dad and Mom – you are my living Gods. Geethu – I know that I haven’t been the ideal sister at anytime but I will make it up by being a fantastic, super aunt to my boy Vihaan. Thank you for bearing with me, love you molu.

Chanu, you are my strongest and toughest critic and my pillar of strength. A Taurean trait, maybe?  Your motto is, “Sweat the small stuff and learn the hard way. No short cuts.” Thank you for sharing your life with me. It can’t be easy living with some one who forgets to put the ‘salt’ in the salt mango tree :D

Lots of love and hugs to my parents-in-law and to my sister in law Nandini for their acceptance, love and understanding as always.

Cheers to my all law college friends – amazing, crazy guys and girls – but I won’t dare to say one name over the other. I could get sued! Love to my Twitter and Facebook friends. All of you are fantastic, full of zest folks and you make life so much fun and interesting  – I love you all!

I HAVE to mention some amazing friends but I will keep it strictly to those who have been real game changers in my life – the folks who really take out their time daily. 

Anubhuti Rai and Juhi Mohan – LOVE YOU two! We have cried together, laughed at the maddest things, shared the most amazing times together. When we get together, we are totally outrageous and yet so sincere about what we strongly believe in.  We had the best of times together. Love you both, lots and lots. Grateful to God that we three found one another and have an entire lifetime to share together.

Anupama Prakash – You have positive energy, grace, poise and confidence. Best of all, you have a heart of solid gold and a great sense of humor that I enjoy reading/tweeting/observing. I can SO connect to the Gemini in you. I truly value this “earth angel” in my life. Stay that way.

Anna Varghese Puthuran: Deeply moved by your protective love and concern towards me. I dunno what I did to deserve it but thank you and I want you to know how much I admire you for being bold, original and beautiful. In this world, there will be many Swapnas' but only one ANNA VARGHESE PUTHURAN. You rock, gal. Love u! 

Arvind Balasubramanyan  –  Every time I have a doubt that I place before Swami, it is you who brings me His answers through your writings. Thank you for writing about Swami and inspiring millions of devotees to keep the faith. I wish I could write like you, Brother Aravind. 

Mohammed Ashfaque – Rock star friend & great human being, thank you for always saying the kindest things, sending in your prayers and being in touch always! You are like part of the family!

Magesh – You are such a positive, wonderful person. The goodness is just there to see. Thanks a ton for staying in touch with us.

Mani Karthik – Thank you for always inspiring, listening and giving honest feedback. You are an amazing human being with infinite kindness and patience. One of my favorite quotes is ‘Compassion is a verb’ and you live it and you truly put it into practice. Thank you, I am grateful to you. You always inspire me.

Manju Suresh – We are so alike in our thoughts, devotion and spiritual goals. The moment you think of me, I am thinking of you. The moment you want to talk to me, I am calling you and vice versa. We have the power of the ‘SAI’ connection. I can just feel it!

Neelamji –  Thanks so much for being there to perk me up! Grateful for the advice, attention and care you always give me.

Piyush Nigam and Priya Nigam – There is so much I have learned from the two of you. I am truly grateful for the opportunity you gave me to work at Veda and make a meaningful contribution in a very small way. You are both wonderful people and gave me the freedom, confidence and opportunity to break boundaries and to soar high. I also want to thank every colleague I have worked with at Veda – thank you all!

Sumit sir: Thank you so much for the trust and confidence in me. I do not know what the future holds because life is so unpredictable. But I want to let you know: Your prayers and blessings ALWAYS mean a lot to me, I am grateful for it. It truly overwhelms me, makes me humble and proud to be working directly with you. 

Suja Pradeep – You have been an AMAZING friend. You went out of the way to get things done for me when you didn't need to. Thank you for everything. 

Vishnu’s Virtues – Your blog has had a positive impact on me. Your perspective comes from a place of personal pain and having overcome it, you know exactly what one is talking/writing about. Keep writing and inspiring.

So, now let me thank you - dear reader and friend - for always inspiring me to keep writing. I seek your loving thoughts, blessings and prayers. I am grateful to you for being here with me today.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Divine Blessings in Advance

2010 is the year Swami visited New Delhi. It is very rare for Swami to visit any place away from Puttaparthi. All I could think of was, "There is a reason Swami is coming to New Delhi. What is that reason? The real reason." I kept on praying for the answer but I received no clues.

(Image Courtesy: Shri Govind Bharathan, Senior Advocate, Kerala High Court) 

For those who may not know this: Many of India's Prime Ministers and Presidents have been devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Rajiv Gandhi, for example,had deep respect towards Swami, as revealed by one of his close co-pilots who wrote a book on Baba.  

Former PMs Narasimha Rao, Atal Behari Vajpayee and Dr Manmohan Singh were Swami's devotees long before they entered politics. Former Indian Presidents Shankar Dayal Sharma,  Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and the present President Pranab Mukheerjee are also Swami's devotees. Other prominent political leaders who are Swami's devotees include  the current PM, LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Ashok Singhal, Chandrababu Naidu, Vilasrao Deshmukh, among many others. 

Coming back to Swami's Delhi visit, everyone was excited about it. It was the BIG talk among people for weeks. There were talks of many VVIPs requesting 'special' darshan with Swami. When I made discreet inquiries in Delhi, the information I received was "Swami does not intend to meet VIPS and has rejected all meeting requests including from the highest level."

Two years later, I met the devotee who had been 'chauffeur' to Swami during the Delhi visit. He told me, "I drove Swami to all the locations. He could have gone to visit the PM or any one but the only person Swami asked to visit was Atal Behari Vajpayee whom no one visits these days. Swami visited him, spent an hour there and returned. Swami was so happy after the visit, said Atalji and Swami are old friends. He went to see some one who, at the time, no one else seemed to visit."

Being eager and curious to know more, I probed, "Did you notice anything unusual about Swami's visit? Since you drove Swami around, there must have been something you observed...His expressions, anything...."

He thought a while and said, "The only unusual thing I felt was that on the night before Swami left, He told me to take Him for a drive around the Parliament, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the PM's residence and India Gate. I was puzzled that Swami wanted see the buildings that I know He has seen before. But you know how it is with Swami. So I drove Swami around. And then Swami told me to drive very slowly. At each building when we reached, Swami asked the car to be stopped. He simply looked for a few minutes at each building with such powerful energy that I could feel something is happening, it was like electric currents. Then Swami would signal the car to start again. After Swami's samadhi, I felt two things in my mind. One, Swami knew this is is last physical sojourn to the nation's capital. Two, we know the power of Swami's gaze. His gaze was directed at the Parliament, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the PM's residence and India Gate. I believe now He came to bless and strengthen the institutions that were weakening our system. It was as though He was cleansing these places. Because I drove Swami to these places, I know how the experience felt to me."

I always sensed that Swami's visit to New Delhi had a deeper reason and this conversation seemed to hint the same.

When Shri Narendra Modi took oath as India's 15th Prime Minister, I felt that Swami's blessings had come in advance for both the current President  and current PM. Interestingly both of them, during the year of Swami's visit, had different positions of authority. Swami, I believe, knew and had blessed them much earlier.


      (Image Courtesy: Shri Govind Bharathan, Senior Advocate, Kerala High Court) 

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Amazing Signs You are an Earth Angel


Doreen Virtue’s book, “Assertiveness for Earth Angels” brings to life the reality of Earth Angels in very easy way. It’s an exciting must-read!

Earth Angels have amazing super powers in:
  1. Music
  2. Arts
  3. Writing
  4. Healing
  5. Manifesting miracles for others such as controlling weather conditions &  becoming invisible at will

How to Identify Earth Angels by their Traits

To know whether you are an Earth Angel, take a look at their known traits that are explained in this book:



  • You have a graceful and compassionate aura that inspires people. Your presence “lifts” everyone to happier spirits – it is proof of who you really are.
  • You don’t judge others but you overdo the “acceptance” bit. So, you tolerate even those who show no respect for boundaries.
  • You cannot stand anyone suffering or being in pain. You are constantly “rescuing people” because it is in your nature to want to see everyone happy in this world. But you also attract many “professional victims” – those who take advantage of this.
  • You are conflict-phobic. You cower before an angry person. You will do everything possible to avoid a conflict or confrontation. This is because you want to experience only love and happiness around you.
  • You worry that you are “bothering” others. So, you tend to say,  “Are you mad at me?” or “I am sorry” and “Thank you” more often than any one else others know. This happens because Earth Angels need to feel their loved ones are ALWAYS connected to them. If not, they feel disturbed.
  • You are not comfortable with your body, particularly your feet. This is because you are not fully grounded as an Earth Angel and so you always have a feeling of “floating” above the earth realm. People close to you often point out, “Where are you gone?” right when you are there because you don’t seem to be actually there with them.
  • You don’t ask anyone for help because you are used to helping and serving others. It confuses you when receiving help (even tiny favors) from others around  – because it is not part of your mission on earth.
  • You tend to always feel insecure in relationships. If some one is holding back, an Earth Angel’s first impulse is to go chasing after them, get an assurance that the person is not angry or upset with them. This often backfires in relationships but Earth Angels do not understand why.
  • Be it as a parent or a professional, you are not competitive. Getting ahead of others has never been your focal point. This is because you want to see everyone win and get an equal chance to succeed. Everything you do stems from a place of love and gratitude that reflect in your actions. 
  • You have the power to turn invisible while you are physically present. Most Earth Angels manage all their tasks in the physical world in a very silent way that people don’t even notice them unless the Earth Angels “want” them to.

Earth Angels are constantly nursing and serving the needs of others. So, they take on a lot of toxic energy into themselves. Result – many Earth Angels suffer suicidal tendencies, depression and life threatening illnesses. Breast cancer is most common among Earth Angels because at the astral level, it represents a serious body-soul lack of love and disconnect. 

Don't miss reading Doreen Virtue’s book, “Assertiveness for Earth Angels.” It takes you to a different world altogether – one that probably exists within you and you never really put the jigsaw pieces together to see the whole big picture.



♥♥  I thank you with all my heart for reading my post. I dedicate this post with love and gratitude to all individuals who are on the spiritual path.  I am grateful and I appreciate you for reading this post. ♥♥

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