Month: May 2007

Bihar — Part 1

Yesterday’s Empires into Dust The Buddha’s enlightenment was centered around the realization that the universe is characterized by impermanence (called annicha in Pali) and change, that nothing abides eternally. That event occurred when he was intensely meditating under a tree… Read More ›

Back in Pune

Being lost is worth the coming home, as Neil Diamond observed in his song “Stones” many many years ago. Traveling to Delhi and Patna was worth the leaving behind of those places, I feel. Now I am back in Pune,… Read More ›

Open Source and Education

From the article How the Open Source Movement Has Changed Education: 10 Success Stories: “MIT provides just one of the 10 open source educational success stories detailed below. Open source and open access resources have changed how colleges, organizations, instructors,… Read More ›

Hang Drum

The hang drum looks a bit like a flying saucer from some ’60s science fiction B-movie. But it does sound very nice. While the clip is loading, read below the fold about the hang drum.

Lee Kuan Yew

I came across this site which appears to be a portal with information on Lee Kuan Yew, his speeches and his writings. I am pretty pleased that right up there is a link to one of my favorite series… Read More ›