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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, US|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. I try to remind myself that when I'm down and out, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We often watch World news, Documentaries, starving children in Charity ads, and [...]

20 10, 2010

Outsourced:: New Sitcom Fall 2010

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: Bali, Europe, India, Indonesia, Italy, SE 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

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

Children of The Pyre is a compelling real-life. Self-narrative of 7 extraordinary children who make their living out of the dead at Manikarnika, the busiest cremation ground in India. This is based in Varanassi, India. I actually experienced the dozens of burning corpse a day just from my balcony when I stayed there. I wasn't [...]

17 02, 2009

Vaccination for India

By | February 17th, 2009|Categories: India|

It is crucial that you check at least a month prior to your trip, if vaccinations are necessary. What I learned from my mistake, I hope you learn, is to go to your own physician, or any doctor in your insurance network for these shots. Most of these vaccinations are recommended anyways every few years [...]

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 [...]

1 03, 2008

The Ghats

By | March 1st, 2008|Categories: Varanassi|

Woke up around 7 am this morning.. our view is amazing, overlooking the Ghats. Quickly got ready and had breakfast at Hotel Alka.. I had potato paratha and cheese paratha, and a pot of chai (forgot to tell them no sugar.. oh well).. then after we roamed from one end of the ghat to the [...]