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What is Enlightenment?

During the recent successful launch of my book “Chasing Marigolds”, a friend who was introducing me and my book, made reference to the classic children’s book “The Little Prince”. She remarked that my book had reminded her of Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s famous novella which was written in 1943.

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Remembering our heroes on Australia Day

On this Australia Day let us remember those who have made us proud to be Australian. Let’s continue to use our “mateship” to bring out the “true blue” in us all and give everyone “a fair go”.

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The Significance of Marigolds – Why I Chose my Book Title

Just about everywhere you go in India you will see marigolds. Generally in the form of garlands you will find them decorating holy temples, auspicious statues or lowly cycle rickshaws, while vendors dangle them from their humble carts. Popular in wedding celebrations, they are used to decorate the venues, cars and guests…

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Ganesh – The Remover of Obstacles

Many people have asked me who is on the cover of my book, ‘Chasing Marigolds’ and why I chose him. Much as he is pretty ugly, as well as dark and foreboding, I have always had a soft spot for this lovable guy who is supposed to be endowed with a good sense of humour.

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The Power of Words

Leonard Cohen who is recognized as being one of the greatest lyricists of all time claimed that he had no real musical talent. Yet his words came from the soul and were able to inspire and enlighten people all over the world…

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Life Journey of the Heart

We don’t have to slay dragons or sail on a ship called the Argo like Jason with his fifty Argonauts, in order to be a hero. To win back his throne, Jason was sent on an impossible task to retrieve the Golden Fleece…

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