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In the news: Vrindavan ashram for widows

Vrindavan has made the news in photos by Adnan Abidi, published by Reuters, depicting widows who reside at the Meera Sahavagini ashram, where they receive shelter, training and employment. Welcome refuge for India’s widows Reuters via Yahoo! News – Mar … more

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Growing a forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Inhabitat.com – TIMON SINGH – Apr 4, 2012 Jadav “Molai” Payeng started his project 30 years ago when he was still a teenager. Then, in 1979, flood waters washed a large number of … more

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Great expectations

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson – Harvard Business Review – 2012 It’s important to appreciate that Jobs’s rudeness and roughness were accompanied by an ability to be inspirational. He infused Apple employees with an abiding passion … more

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An artist’s journey

This is the story of one man who comes from an old, established family and who worked with one of the world’s most prestigious companies as artist-designer for its top-range jewelry. Yet all the while others sought him out, he … more

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Example better than precept

It so happens that it’s the time of the Tibetan New Year, and today’s New York Times Dining & Wine section ran an article that caught my eye: Tibetans’ (Forbidden) Special Treat New York Times – JULIA MOSKIN – Feb … more

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Final words

A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs New York Times – MONA SIMPSON – Oct 30, 2011 Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at … more

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Where monarchy looks better than democracy

Bhutan king Jigme Wangchuk marries commoner Jetsun Pema BBC News – Oct 13, 2011 Jigme Wangchuk was educated in India and Britain and took over after the abdication in 2006 of his father, who began the country’s democratic transition. In … more

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Pilgrim’s Progress? Steve Jobs the quasi spiritualist

In his younger days, Steve Jobs traveled to India with a friend in search of a spiritual experience, but he didn’t realize that India – or the holy tirtha – had already come to him in the person of A.C. … more

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Hare Krishna, Steve Jobs

For a while in his youth, every week, Steve Jobs used to walk seven miles across town to the Hare Krishna temple for the Sunday feast. He was a life-long vegetarian. Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 Wired – Oct 5, … more

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