Carnaval | Rio de Janeiro

Minha predileta sempre será a BANDA DA CONCEIÇÃO | My favorite will always be Banda da Conceição

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The Bhagavadgita | e-book

It is with great pleasure I announce the e-book version of my translation of the Bhagavadgita by Padma Shri award-winning author and Vedanta teacher, Gloria Arieira

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A 1ª Favela

Só gratidão para Cosme Felippsen, organizador do Rolé dos Favelados, pela aula didática dele, na qual obriga participantes a contemplar o quer dizer “favela”

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On Mafia and Meditation

I saw how perfect and uniform all of the red fruit were, but I was more preoccupied trying to remember how many of them I would need for the various recipes I would exact. It might have been that same subliminal suspicion that had made me separate, but not read, an article on the global Italian and Chinese mafias for tomatoes.

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Hypocrisy today

There is a profound difference between religions that demand an allegiance to a single story and those that demand nothing

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The Sabarmati Ashram

by Ricky Toledano When not in jail or walking around to unite India, this is where the Great Soul lived, founding the SATYAGRAHA movement, the unwaivering, unshakable commitment to Truth: that which cannot be defeated; that which is invincible. I held back tears when I saw his desk, the place where Gandhi sat, writing and […]

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The picture I didn’t take

Others might have jumped at the chance to capture her. I do not judge them; it’s just that I simply couldn’t.

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Walking the Old City

Gujarat has been at the crossroads of civilizations for longer than memory. Its most iconic city, Ahmedabad, still holds its unique architectural mix of Jainism, Hinduism and Islam. The comparison was inevitable: the old city was much cleaner and more preserved than my beloved Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Then there was the woodwork and the […]

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The Carnival Seamstress

Behind the seams of Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular festival by Soledad Dominguez | translated by Ricky Toledano Monica has not slept at home since January 28. And it is most likely that she will not return to her husband and her youngest son until March 4, the day when the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school will […]

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