Global Chinese herald in Year of Wood Goat

CNYgreetingChinese, the world over will herald  the Lunar New Year on Feb 19.  The Year of the Wood Goat promises plenty of auspicious ‘chi’ energies in 2015, according to fengshui experts.

The consensus is that on the whole the goat brings cheer for everyone as it is blessed with all the five elements – Water, Earth, Fire, Wind and Metal.

IBHwisdom wishes all celebrants good health, wealth and wisdom.

Celebrating the Festival of Lights

deepavaligreetingIBHWisdom.Com wishes all celebrants a prosperous and happy Festival of Lights. May this Deepavali season bring abundance and love into your lives.

May knowledge reign over ignorance; May kindness and sincerity fuel our actions; and May happiness be the essence of our existence.

“Give up all varieties of religiousness, and surrender unto Me; and in return I shall protect you from all sinful actions. There you have nothing to fear.”  – Bhagavad-Gita 18.66   Continue reading

Intermarriage is not ‘love jihad’ says actor

Saif-Ali-khan-Kareena-Kapoor12413COMMENT: I am the son of a sportsman, I grew up in England, Bhopal, Pataudi, Delhi and Mumbai, and I am more Indian than any Hindu or Muslim I know because I am both.

I wrote this piece not to comment on the masses or the problems of communalism in India and its villages, but because this is an issue that concerns my friends and their families.

It wasn’t peacefully accepted by anyone, initially, when my parents wanted to marry. Continue reading

Ganesha idols handmade with love and ‘bakthi’

vinayagaMADURAI: Kasturi amma’s Ganeshas are simple, earthy, eco-friendly and hand-made with love and bhakti. A month before Ganesh Chaturthi, 80-year-old Kasturi observesviratham and starts collecting mud and sand for making the Ganesha idols.

“The clay is a mixture of half-a-dozen ingredients such as elephant poop, sieved river sand, karambai mann and sometimes hay. It takes a fortnight to get ready,” says Kasturi. Continue reading