20 06, 2012

Global Yoga Day, with Love from LA

By | June 20th, 2012|Categories: India, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , , |

  This past Saturday, 100 Yoga studios from around the World participated in Room to Read's "Global Yoga Day", raising money for Girl's Scholarships in India (costs 250$/year to support a girl). Our LA Chapter secured 2 studios within a block from each other in Santa Monica. I truly felt that Karmic Vibration from the [...]

5 03, 2012

Peaceful Mantra

By | March 5th, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum, India|Tags: , |

Whether you're an active Yogi, or just a friend needing a peaceful Mantra to get you through the 405 during Rush hour, I want to share with you one of my favorite Mantras. This is one of the Sanskrit chants we use to conclude Yoga sessions, adds a euphoric finishing touch! It's also one of [...]

6 02, 2012

India: “Daughters of the Brothel” Documentary

By | February 6th, 2012|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , |

We often forget how lucky we are. Statistically they say, we're better off than 99% of the world, those that live in the US that is. We often watch World news, Documentaries, starving children in Charity ads, and we are reminded that there are people who's fate brought them onto earth in a very different [...]

20 10, 2010

Outsourced TV Show – First All Indian Cast

By | October 20th, 2010|Categories: India, US|Tags: |

I am loving the new sitcom on NBC: Outsourced. Now you say automatically, "Of course Jacki you'd love that show! There's Indians on there!" Yes, I do admire and celebrate Indian culture as one of my favorites, but this show is truly enjoyable to watch with a lot of truth. Only 4 episodes have broadcasted, [...]

25 07, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

By | July 25th, 2010|Categories: Europe, India, Indonesia, Italy, Southeast Asia, Varanassi|Tags: , , , , |

How many of you have read Eat, Pray, Love & have dreamt of blissfully drifting away to the 3 beautiful countries starting with 'I' -- Italy to fall in Love & indulge, India to seek Spirituality & Balance at an Ashram from 3am-noon, Indonesia for a Simple life on motorbikes & learning the culture? Disregard the [...]

17 05, 2010

Documentary: “Project Kashmir”

By | May 17th, 2010|Categories: India|Tags: , |

"Project Kashmir" will air tomorrow night (Tuesday 10pm) on PBS: Independent Lens, which has become my top 3 favorite channel. I don't watch much T.V., with the exception of PBS, CNN, Travel Channel, National Geographic once in awhile, when I can gather my self-diagnosed ADHD to relax & watch. How many of you have heard [...]

15 04, 2009

Children of the Pyre, a Documentary on Varanasi

By | April 15th, 2009|Categories: India, Varanassi|Tags: , |

  A film about the realities of children in Varanasi Children of The Pyre is a documentary showing the compelling real-life story of children living and working in India. It's a self-narrative of 7 extraordinary children who make their living out of the dead in Manikarnika, the busiest cremation ground in India. This is [...]

8 03, 2008

Back in Cali.. Healthy & Alive

By | March 8th, 2008|Categories: India|

Hello friends, I am back. And Alive. I caught a cold, but I believe was on the flight.. Let me just say that it was the most obnoxious 2 day flight/travel back EVER. It was a 6 hour flight from GOA to Chennai (I originally thought that i'd visit Chennai for a few days.. but [...]

6 03, 2008

Travel Diaries as a Solo Female Traveller in Goa

By | March 6th, 2008|Categories: Goa, India|Tags: , , , |

I have now been in Goa for the third and final night. This will be the last night of my first solo backpacking trip after 3 weeks of traveling through India. I hope you do enjoy my Diary as a Solo Female Traveller in Goa laid out from morning to night in 3 days. Anjuna Beach is [...]

29 02, 2008

Mitraniketan Private Funded School – Vellanad

By | February 29th, 2008|Categories: Kerala|

Yesterday morning, I boarded the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) at 10:30 am.. About an hour ride.. and I just did not want to get off.. I love train rides, rickshaw rides... You get to see everything!!! The ticket was about $1.50.. when I got off.. I took a rickshaw to (check it out!) ... [...]