2014 in review – Thanks to all our readers!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete … Continue reading 2014 in review – Thanks to all our readers!

8 Simple Ideas for Holiday Civility

Christmas is upon us and so is New Years. It’s the time when families and friends get together, food and wine flows and so do awkward political, familial and social discussions. Many of us would like to avoid controversial discussions around the unreleased movie – The Interview; the racial tensions plaguing America; the horrific school shooting in Pakistan and other topics that family members may … Continue reading 8 Simple Ideas for Holiday Civility

Movie Blog: What we can learn from Aamir Khan’s PK (PeeKay)

“Who is God after all?” That is what an alien (portrayed by Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan) asks in the recently released Hindi movie PK (or Peekay). He innocuously explains, “There are two types of God. The first one created the Universe. He is loving, forgiving, omniscient, protective and unprejudiced. There is another God whom People created. He is forgetful, wrathful, prejudiced, and might punish you … Continue reading Movie Blog: What we can learn from Aamir Khan’s PK (PeeKay)

A night with the dead celebrities in a haunted hotel

I spent a night in a renowned haunted Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at Hollywood Boulevard last night and experienced the most irking experience of my life. First, I had a nightmare, and I could sense a strong negative emotional response from my mind. Awakened in a state of distress in the middle of night, in my hypnagogic state, I began to experience a strange sensation in … Continue reading A night with the dead celebrities in a haunted hotel

This Christmas Give the Gift of “Nothing”

Christmas is the season for giving and receiving. Gifts we give are an an expression of our love and affection for our friends and family. However, gift giving can be an expensive affair. According to National Retail Foundation, Americans are expected to spend nearly $600 billion in gifts in 2013-2014. Most of this money is spent on Toys, Hobbies, Games etc. The season for giving … Continue reading This Christmas Give the Gift of “Nothing”