It’s Buddha’s birthday ……. 3 times over!


Today is Buddha’s birthday, May 18th, or Baisakh full moon in Nepal’s calendar, together with the anniversary of his enlightenment and of his death. In Kathmandu almost every single person will be visiting temples, monasteries and shrines to celebrate. We have experienced such a day in Nepal as we walked to the top of the … Continue reading It’s Buddha’s birthday ……. 3 times over!

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Where are the feminist protesters when you need them?


The racist discriminatory caste system is alive and kicking in Nepal with a truly disgusting story revealed a couple of days back. I know this isn’t an ancestry story but some things go beyond personal fun and interest blogging. About a month ago a young woman, Sani Rishidev from the Manang district of Nepal, eloped … Continue reading Where are the feminist protesters when you need them?

Book Review: Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age


Patience! This IS a book review! Buddha walks into the wine bar, sits down in his usual corner and waits for the Two Doctors to arrive. His favourite bottle of Badoit Rouge is placed on the table with a glass and the waiter opens the bottle and pours the sparkling mineral water. Christmas is coming … Continue reading Book Review: Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age

Blogger Awards, Tags and Victor Meldrew!


I have a complete aversion, aggressive even, to Blogger Award schemes in much the same way as those chain letter scams pre internet days. Remember them? Just copy this letter you received to 10 others with your own address, include a £1 note, and within weeks you’ll receive hundreds of similar letters each containing £1! … Continue reading Blogger Awards, Tags and Victor Meldrew!

Marcus Aurelius: Learning is about experience, reflection and change!


Marcus Aurelius in his Book 1 Meditations, reflected on all of the people he learned from and what he actually learned from them. Father, mother, grandfather, great grandfather, brother ..... all are here with many values and insights listed; Here’s my chosen selection from his list: From Diognetus: to endure freedom of speech. From Apollonius: … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius: Learning is about experience, reflection and change!