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Shashidhar Sharma
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Author "Songs of the Mist" & "Kuhase ke Geet" ॐ Creative ॐ Spiritual ॐ Writer ॐ Traveller - Enjoy spiritual journeys across India, mostly in Himalaya ||
Author "Songs of the Mist" & "Kuhase ke Geet" ॐ Creative ॐ Spiritual ॐ Writer ॐ Traveller - Enjoy spiritual journeys across India, mostly in Himalaya ||

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Some times as the life changes gears, the path that you have taken takes a turn that leaves you wondering - where I am going? As I reflect about last few months, these lines from "Songs of the Mist" comes to my mind...

"You sit here wondering where you are going to go today. Life all around you is new, based on the sensation of living but the moment you bring yourself down to thinking you realize that it is not one straight line. You start with one point and just as you are about to reach, you have another crowding your space. You force that out of your path and you get pushed into the other. And you pursue that further, feeling what is it like to be, how that one made you smile, how that one made you cry, and you are overwhelmed in feeling the highs and lows, but then find yourself somewhere down in the dark depths of unknown, as if that a person is taking you home but you never had a home..." - Calliope on the banks of Holy River Ganges (Page - 135)

It takes a life time
For a sigh to die; Living
Still flowers in pain

And in situation like this, you have to have that undying faith, that out there, there is some one with a cosmic design in which you have a particular place and with your own karma you fill that particular colour required in universal fabric of cosmos with the thread of your living in 'now'.

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Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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WANDERlLUST: My Journey of Re-affirmation...
Between Mirrors of Life and living, I reflect 'Now', eternally. Some times as the life changes gears, the path that you have taken takes a turn that leaves you wondering - where I am going? As I reflect about last few months, these lines from " Songs of the...

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SPOTLIGHT: ‘Path to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas’ by David J Bookbinder

“The most profound form of courage is the willingness to face deeply entrenched fears and self-limiting beliefs and to move beyond them" - David J Bookbinder

On a spiritual path myself, I keep looking for fellow traveller who long to be fully present in this amazing journey, we are born into, and often we can find them. David J Bookbinder is one such traveler and he shared with me his thoughts in the book form “In Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas”. He is a psychotherapist, writer, and photographer who bring his capacity for inspiring personal transformation to his readers.

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Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya


#DavidJBookbinder   #Spotlight   #PathsToWholeness   #BookReview   #ShashidharSharma   #Spirituality   #Buddhism  

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SPOTLIGHT: ‘Path to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas’ by David J Bookbinder
Spotlight is my small effort to support upcoming authors in their effort to reach their readers. And yes, it is FREE, however to be featured in this section, you need to go through a selection process, please click here for details. _____ “The most profou...

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Dehradun is a beautiful city, surrounded by Himalayan peaks and tall deodar trees. Apart from being the home to famous educational institutes, Colleges and schools, Dehradun has 89% literacy rate among young generation, who are looking for a closer interaction with best in the field of arts, music, dance, theater, films and literature. The young generation of Dehradun was looking for a festival to call their own and to work and interact with the best in the creative field from across India and the world. And as I interacted with Mrs. Rashmi Chopra - the driving force behind DELTA, over last few weeks, I realised that DLitFest is going to fill this gap.

The idea behind DELTA Festival is to create a platform that celebrates Dehradun’s heritage of literature and culture. Rashmi Ji said, “We wanted to encourage younger people to engage with books and authors. We want our students and teachers to develop sharp and critical minds through varied interaction and exposure with the best in the field of arts and literature. As there is substantial population of senior citizens in Dehradun, we also wanted to have an event to creatively engage them, share their experiences and to get them an exposure to the new genres of literature and arts.”

The DELTA team consists of book lovers, readers, reviewers, teachers, students, aspiring authors and lovers of Dehradun, who aspire to engage the young and old generation alike in creative and artistic pursuit as well as to bring awareness about the rich heritage, culture and natural diversity of Uttaranchal to the forefront - celebrating the spirit of Doon.

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Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya


#DLitFest  #DehradunLiteratureandTheArts#DELTA   #ShashidharSharma  

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Heads up on Dehradun Literature & The Arts Festival - ‘DLitFest’
Yet another Literature Festival? There is a reason for a Literary Festival to exist and flourish in India. No, it is not the desire of professional authors and artists to interact with fellow authors and publishers etc. over wine and cheese events that dot ...

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SPOTLIGHT: 'Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes and You' by Mary Feliciani
Writing is both cathartic and introspective. It forces you to search corners of your mind that you might not get to in any other way ." - Mary Feliciani

Sometimes, in our day-to-day activities, you come across someone who you could relate to very well. As we discussed the purpose of Mary Feliciani’s book in course of writing this Spotlight, she touched a chord within me as she echoed my own thought process. As I keep saying in my discussions with fellow authors, students and would-be writers, any work of art has to have a purpose to become a masterpiece. As the purpose of my books 'Songs of the Mist' and 'Kuhase ke Geet' (Hindi) has been to inspire young generation to read and write for the beauty of language, since it has the power to change; while the purpose of writing for the author Mary is to inspire an individual to change the society for the better.

“I think that this comes out in my writing. Certain issues in society compel me to write. My book Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes, and You would fall into the sociopolitical realm for this reason.” - Mary Feliciani

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Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

#MaryFeliciani  #Author #Books   #spotlight   #bookreview   #Shashi  #Humanitarians #biography  

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SPOTLIGHT: ‘Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes and You’ by Mary Feliciani (Biography)
Spotlight is my small effort to support upcoming authors in their effort to reach their readers. And yes, it is FREE, however to be featured in this section, you need to go through a selection process, please click here for details. _____ “Writing is both...

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THOUGHTS: Demonetization of Vedic Currency - PART II
What do you think are the reasons behind recent spurt of violence against Indians across the world, especially in USA ? In my opinion, there is an underlying current of the archaic worldview of India which is inciting the fringe racist groups and people to ...

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IMAGINE THERE NO HEAVEN (FOR LA LA LAND) ...
As Warren Beatty wrongly announces the best picture award for 'La La Land' and got them to come on stage and give their rehearsed speeches. The first ever major fiasco of its kind at #OSCAR
AND OFCOURSE 'MOONLIGHT' WAS THE REAL WINNER...
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Shashi
Om Namah Shivaya

#Oscar2017 #Oscar #WarrenBeatty #FeelingSadForLaLaLand #Shashi
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