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Apr 25, 2016

36th Edition of Shadow Dancing With Mind

It feels great that my book “Songs of the Mist” is finally published and this month it reached the bestseller rank of 29 at Amazon, in Self help section. This blog has been a great source of inspiration and kept me going when things seemed to stall in my writing effort. I am grateful for the support my friends, followers and readers gave me over the years. Today, after a long time, I am collating the 36th Edition of Shadow Dancing with Mind. Hope you like it and please do check out these pages as I am working on Chennai Colors posts on IndiBlogger’s Renie Ravin, How to publish your book, The similarities between The Big Bang and the primordial sound ‘Om’ etc. in coming weeks. Please don’t forget to check out my ’10 Tips on the Art of Writing’, which is collation of my learnings while writing my first book.


For last few months, I have been collecting some Debut Novels by some of the new Authors, I have across through my social media interactions. Finally I have been able to read them and this post shares my thoughts on their beautiful work of passion. This is my tribute to their undying devotion towards writing and creativity. Hope you will enjoy reading my thoughts about them and their work. Please do leave a comment and if you like what I have written about their books, check them out too... Click here to read more...

2) Chennai Colors: Aseries about amazing and creative people of Chennai
Dr. Chithra Madhavan: 9 tips on writing about Temple Architecture and Heritage buildings - A Leading heritage historian and Authority on Temple Architecture & Heritage from Chennai adds to the colors of Chennai by revealing ancient sculptures and uncovering amazing stories found hidden in the sanctum sanatoriums of popular as well as lost Indian heritage sites. Click here to read more...

Dr. Anita Ratnam: Inculcate passionate-curiosity to write about art - Colour of Chennai is somewhere between red and orange - a highly respected performer, writer, speaker and arts entrepreneur and culture mentor, set the tone of this edition of Chennai Colors, as she picked the color ‘Arakk-Munjal’ – a hue somewhere between ‘Vermillion and Mango Orange’ as the color of Chennai. Click here to read more...

3) ABOUT BOOKS


Writing a book is an exhaustive and lonely struggle, which becomes painful in itself if you are not passionate about words and enjoy the stories it brings forth from the depths of your heart. As I finish writing book-2 in “The Monk Key” series, I have realised that my perspectives about writing, life and living has completely changed. These upcoming three posts “About Book” is my attempt to share those learning with my friends, readers and aspiring authors in order to save their valuable time in reinventing the wheel. Click here to read more...

The beauty of the languidly moving vehicles - zigzagging through numerous city jams, but also zipping across the under ground the first metro rail and an IT hub that’s humming to take over the world, from the outskirts of the city. That’s Kolkata for you in nut shell but for me it’s more than all that. And visiting the city on 30th and 31st January, 2016 for the International Kolkata Book Fair on the invitation of my first book "Songs of the Mist" publishers Notion Press, is an amazing opportunity to recharge my soul... Click here to read more...


As usual, I could pick out the winner of the Hindu Literary Prize this year too and it was a pleasure to show the tweet to the winner Dr. Easterine Keri, (Since she does not have a twitter account) I had sent an hour earlier than the announcement. She is a very soft-spoken and highly sensitive person and interacting with her was such a pleasure. Click here to read more...

It gave me immense pleasure that after almost two decades I could go back to the Deva Bhoomi and offer my   gratitude for the blessings and the strength to bring the book "Songs of the Mist" out and unveil at the most pious place among the vedic chant at Parmaarth Ashram, with the blessings of H H Swami Chidanand Muni ji. Click here to read more...

4) CURTAIN RAISER:Blog Now Live Forever BNLF
An international conference on Blogging, conceptualized and hosted by IndiBlogger on 31st Oct - 1st Nov, Mumbai - Influential bloggers from the global online community are gathering this weekend at The Lalit Hotel, Mumbai to interact with the thought leaders and powerful speakers from the world’s emerging change agent- Blogging. Click here to read more... 

5) STILL LIFE
There can not be as better day than the auspicious day of Krishna's Birth - Janamashtami, to talk about the universally renowned jewel of India's Spiritual wisdom in all its splendour as an Art Edition brought out by Nightingale. As my friend T Suresh has been singing praises of this edition, displayed at Odyssey, at Chennai; I planned a visit to see, hold and feel this beautiful edition... Click here to read more... 

Whenever I am in Delhi, its become a kind of ritual to a take time out from work and visit the bird sanctuary across the Noida Highway from my house in Mayur Vihar and try to spot kingfishers, Duck bills, pond herons and Nilgais etc. On the way back from one such visit, I happen to pass along a small construction labourers settlement on the banks of Yamuna River, as the beautiful Sun prepared to 'set' on the high-rise modern Delhi. Click here to read more... 

A series on discussing Haiku Masters and their poetry….
A friend of Bashō, Sodō wrote one of the most famous Haiku of all time. Click here to read more...


Hope you have enjoyed this edition, look forward to your comments. Please do share...

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Shashi 
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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