"Once you make the decision to put Jay's advice into action and do even a handful of the 21 Masala Morning Rituals, your life will never be the same. I know this book will be a game-changer for you, as it has been for me." --Debra Poneman, founder and president, yestosuccess.com Create your morning flow, and help your life flow. It can be that simple. When you consciously feed the core elements of your being--body, mind, and soul--with awareness and meaning as you start the day, you are primed to live your best self. Every day. Even when life and the world may be challenging you like never before. "MASALA" refers to a mixture of spices, and that's exactly what this book is. In Masala Morning Rituals, Jay Sinha leads you through 21 lovingly curated rituals (and numerous sub-rituals)--and these are spices to choose from when creating your own personal morning ritual. This book is an exercise in FLOW and aims to guide you through tried-and-true rituals, all of which are designed to keep you attuned and connected to life from the very moment you wake. Accompanying throughout are numerous diverse folks Jay has interviewed over the years, who share their fascinating, powerful, and sometimes bizarre morning rituals. It's a flow of beautiful stories about practices everyday people are doing to improve their lives. Whether it's screenless eye hygiene, liquid love, gentle movement, meditating into mindfulness, deep creativity, or proactive planning, there is something meaningful and spicy here for every single body, mind, and soul. If you are familiar with the rich and inspiring morning routine and ritual work of Hal Elrod, Robin Sharma, Tim Ferris, and others, Masala Morning Rituals will feed your life in completely new ways. It approaches the morning as a time of magical, mystical potential, and there is no one-size-fits-all technique for maximizing your morning flow. When it comes to morning rituals, you must engage your soul to mindfully create your own optimal practice and flow. This is a book to help you wake up and smell the unique spices of your life!
Variety is the spice of life… We present to you an anthology of short stories to celebrate various memories and experiences, both real and imagined - sweet, savoury, tangy and quintessentially umami - in life. The Masala Box is an offering of four authors who hail from diverse backgrounds. Together they present an array of narratives, exploring a humanity in a way that touches the heart and makes it experience the very spice of life. PROCEEDS OF THE BOOK GO TOWARDS CHARITY
In this first anthology, Word Masala discovers and brings together widely published, finest, but grossly ignored non-resident South-Asian Diaspora authors, poets, artist and photographer from USA, Cananda, Guyana, Muscat and the UK. Make a journey with them through their eyes and art, and discover a new frontier. This anthology includes work by Janice Groveas,Sharmila Chauhan,Uma Parameswaran,Debjani Chatterjee,Rajiv Mohabir,Meena Chopra,Daisy Abbey,Shafi U. Ahmed,Malhar Patel,Divya Mathur, Shanta Acharya,Sweta Srivastava Vikram Ashoka Sen,Usha Akella,Ashini J. Desai, Priyanka Sacheti, Rama Shivkumar, Tara Chatterjee,Rukhsana Hasib and Yogesh Patel. It also includes award winning photographs by Lord Dholakia, and paintings by Meena Chopra.
The study of environmental history is no more only of forests, rivers, but also of agriculture, climate, economic practices and human culture. In recent times environmental studies as a discipline has come to the forefront with growing concerns over the ozone layer depletion but has led to investigation of the historical factors and processes of man and environment relationship and its impact. Very little was earlier known about the devastative impact on the environment of imperialism, state capitalism of post-colonial nations and the liberalization and globalization of these economies. There is no aspect of the environment which has not felt the impact of such developmental human process. Rivers have thus either dried up or are polluted with highly toxic materials, seas and oceans have become the dumping ground of nuclear and other wastes, streams are blocked, rains reduced, forest covers depleted, wildlife has dwindled, concrete jungles have replaced green fields and natural water-bodies, desertification of landscapes has happened. It has had its own impact on human life as well. Droughts, floods, dust storms, landslides, water shortage, agricultural decline and food crisis, starvation and epidemics followed. The planet earth and its inhabitants are currently in the throes of the most devastating man-made crisis for survival. In an attempt to enhance our understanding of the environmental crisis, the present collection has essays investigating wide ranging events ranging from understanding climate from logbook of East India Company to the construction of Himalayan tropics; environmental cost of damming the Damodar River to water politics of south India; impact of Tsunami of the years 1737 as well as of 2004-5; politics over earthquake rehabilitation to the Sarna movements of eastern Indian tribals.
The art of healthy cooking is all about loving yourself and spreading that love to those around you. It's even better when you can cook a delicious meal and also help protect the environment. In Plant-Based Himalaya, Nepalese author Babita Shrestha shares 38 vegan recipes from her home country that she has been cooking and eating since she was very young, including mouthwatering grains, dal, curries, greens, sauces, and desserts. In addition to food, Shrestha introduces her beloved Nepal along with her personal goals for a plant-based diet: decreasing mass production and consumption of unhealthy processed food in plastic packaging. Featuring 250 beautiful full-color photos, Plant-Based Himalaya is designed to inspire you to cook and eat exquisitely vegan home-style Nepali cuisine. Make it exceptional, and share it with your loved ones!
This book brings together multidisciplinarity, desirability and possibility of consilience of borderline studies which are topically diverse and methodologically innovative. It includes contemporary tribal issues within anthropology and other disciplines. In addition, the chapters underline the analytical sophistication, theoretical soundness and empirical grounding in the area of emerging core perspectives in tribal studies. The volume alludes to the emergence of tribal studies as an independent academic discipline of its own rights. It offers the opportunity to consider the entire intellectual enterprise of understanding disciplinary and interdisciplinary dualism, to move beyond interdisciplinarity of the science-humanities divide and to conceptualise a core of theoretical perspectives in tribal studies. The book proves an indispensable reference point for those interested in studying tribes in general and who are engaged in the process of developing tribal studies as a discipline in particular.
"Forever Your Dad" is a heart rending story that spans different times and worlds. The protagonist Geeta is an independent girl who is befriended by a man, Anil, with whom she develops a bond that she can't explain - a magnetic pull that draws her deeper and deeper into the mystery that is his life. All she knows is that he has the best intentions and even better stories! She is entranced by his tales of a faraway place that she begins to feel connected to intrinsically despite never having been there. As he weaves his story, Geeta begins to reaize that he might not be a complete stranger and that their lives are entwined closer than she could have ever imagined. The short stories after the close of the novella take you on a rollicking journey with endearing characters and everything from macabre to hilarious circumstances. "By The Swollen Stream" is a brief look into a chilling event that will have your nerve tingling while "Seminar Goers' Guide to Youthful Life" infinitely compounds the yearning or non-yearning to meet a colourful character in real life who has his own special take on staying youthful! "A Season for Love" gently tugs at the strings of your heart with its love story that spans decades and "Hindi Drama" will draw a few chuckles out of even the most stolid. Mistry isn't done yet, because "The Last Voyage of Michael Suarez" is the best kind of love story - filled with mystery, intrigue and bittersweet sorrow that makes it hard for the story not to leave a lasting impression.
What happens when an Indian chef and consummate city dweller buys a farm in the country and endeavors to raise farm animals and grow vegetables? Delicious food, of course! From acclaimed chef and author Suvir Saran, Masala Farm offers a fresh twist on a farm-to-table approach to cooking and welcomes readers into the kitchen. A steady stream of houseguests, the challenges of animal ownership, and the joys of being a part of a small-town community supply the stories woven throughout this volume. Sixty recipes are organized by season. Exquisite photography captures the lusciousness of Saran's food and the beauty of the countryside.
Food practices of a people is the product of multiple factors. Endogenous as well as exogenous factors influence people’s opinion and preferences about food. In India and its neighbouring countries, food practices are often delimited by economic standing, religion, caste and analogous systems of social ranking of the consumers. State and market forces also influence food behaviour by exercising control over production and trade. Food and Power: Expressions of Food-Politics in South Asia studies power relations between those who eat and those who decide (or at least try to decide) what people should eat. It raises questions pertaining to the politicization of ethnographic tradition in South Asia in relation to the intersection of religion, economy and food. This book explores how traditional food practices have undergone change owing to the influences of migration globalization and popular media to understand how ethos of the powerful affects the foodways of relatively weaker ethnic, religious, occupational and gender groups
The essays in North of Everything examine the state of Canadian film during a period of critical change. Their focus ranges from the conventional cinema to the avant garde, NFB documentaries to DIY videotapes. This comprehensive volume presents essays on established and emerging filmmakers and includes discussions of Canadian film institutions, history, and policy.
A beautiful woman is found brutally murdered in her bed. The usual suspects are arrested by the Police until an odd-ball amateur sleuth starts to investigate. Something about the murder does not sit right with him. To start with, the victim – Rupali, a regular housewife living in marital bliss. But is that the truth? Why would someone murder her and why did she meet such a gruesome end? Who, in reality, was she? Introducing Major Bartaman Bhowmick, Southern Command of the Indian Army. Peace-time army life and supportive seniors allow Major Bhowmick to indulge in his hobby and passion – crime detection. His sharp investigative talents are highly valued by his cousin, an ACP in Pune. Robin Chowdhury is a city crime reporter, whose combination of keen intellect, attractive looks and affinity for all things tech, makes her a great sidekick for the Major. This book is as much about Rupali’s astounding story as her murder and Major Bhowmick and Robin’s investigation into the murder with its surprising conclusion.
This is the Sixth and Final Part of the epic book and saga titled "NOTHING BUT!" and subtitled 'FAREWELL MY LOVE.'This part covers the period 1994-2002 and tells the story of the rise of terrorism, the advent of Bin Laden and his Al Qaida. The rise of Talibanism in Pakistan and the subcontinent and also that of communal and caste based politics in India. The rise of corruption in the political heirarchy of the countries in the subcontinent. The war in Kargil. The Al Qaida attack on the United States. Rise of India and Pakistan as nuclear powers and which could have led to catastrophic holocaust at the turn of the century and it ends up with the tragic love story of A Muslim Officer and a Bengali Hindu girl. .