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Switzerland to Japan!

There’s a clear destination: Japan. To return to the land that has become, as my cousin put it, “chez toi” (or chez moi, I guess :P). The process began on August 22nd in Lausanne, Switzerland and ends September 22nd in Wakkanai, Japan. But between, it’s full of rich depth of experience! And I’d like to […]

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30. Aug, 2011
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Advice to a Reluctant Traveler

Today I got an email on YouTube from a guy who wants to travel, but finds himself reluctant and didn’t seem to know where to start. I answered his email, and thought, “this could be useful for some other folks too.” So here you go! *************************** Dear Reluctant Traveler, Travel is a bit of a […]

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15. Aug, 2011
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What’s in my head

It’s been a while since I’ve been anywhere online, and most of my appearances have been short and unfocused. There’s a very simple reason for that: I’m stuck in indecision. I don’t like to be inconsistent and indecisive publicly. Who does? I’m not bothered or worried about it…just indecisive. One thing I have decided upon: […]

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09. Jul, 2011
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Times changing for Japanese tourists?

If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I really love Japan.  I spent 5 years living there and loved every moment of it, and I have very much to be grateful to Japanese people for. What you might not know is that I also have strong bonds with S. Korea, and some bonds […]

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Kashmir in April 2011

Here’s a video to go with my series of blog posts on Kashmir. Start reading from Part 1: How I Ended up in Kashmir

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Kasmir: Part 1 – How I Ended up in Kashmir

Kashmir – only a vague memory in a statement I heard years ago. “The only place in the world more dangerous than the border of N. Korea and S. Korea right now is Kashmir. Now that both India and Pakistan have gone nuclear, Kashmir is bound to be the start of the end of the […]

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27. Apr, 2011
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Meet a real-life CNN Hero

CNN Hero Narayanan Krishnan lives in Madurai, India.  His organization, Akshaya Trust, feeds about 425 people in Madurai who are destitute, elderly, and otherwise unable to provide for themselves.

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Tibet’s exiled leader – the Dalai Lama speaks in Bangalore, India

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and claimed political leader for Tibetan people, and a spiritual leader for countless more around the world.  I’m glad I had a chance to see him speak.  ^_^

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Microfinance for Dummies:

Find a person who has no money. Give them a small sum of money for a project that will give them more money. When they succeed and get more money, then they’ll give you back your original money. Sound simple enough? It’s a really basic concept and one that’s been tried and found successful in […]

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