Category Archives: History & Civilization

United States Of America: 4 of July, The Federalist Papers & Born In USA

US celebrates 241 years of Independence Day. 4 of July or July Fourth as popularly known in US , marks the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. To commemorate this day, recommend reading The Federalist Papers.  The Federalist Papers are set of eighty five papers written under alias Publius (Hamilton, Madison and Jay). They are one of the best commentaries on political theory and thoughts behind the US constitution. I am still reading them and suggest that its good to read them slowly taking few papers per week. The papers are deeply insightful and visionary in perspective. Hamiliton, Madison and Jay are three of the seven founding fathers of US. George Washington (First US President) , Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison. Continue reading United States Of America: 4 of July, The Federalist Papers & Born In USA

UMICH: Bicentennial Celebration, Aunt Ruth, Exploration to Space with Nish at his little best

Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans…July Fourth241 years since adoption of Declaration of Independence…  

“In the bright history of this institution we joyfully read a happy augury for her future.” President James B. Angell, 1887

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor celebrated 200 years of its inception. Please do not confuse inception with the movie Inception by Christopher Nolan which although a brilliant movie was a bit confusing through its matrix of subplots.  Continue reading UMICH: Bicentennial Celebration, Aunt Ruth, Exploration to Space with Nish at his little best

Chicago: Museums, Planetarium and Aquarium…Cultural Ecosystem

img_20161228_131242840We journey through some of the museums, planetarium and Aquarium in Chicago. Chicago is known as the windy city. The name is a misnomer since although the city is known for high winds but its name comes from the fact that statesmen and politicians from Illinois were know to be a a bit long winded in their speeches… as a matter of fact even I am a bit long winded and our profile matches. Love Illinois considered by many as the great cultural microcosm of America. Continue reading Chicago: Museums, Planetarium and Aquarium…Cultural Ecosystem

Chicago, Quintessential City of US, Celebration of American Culture, History and Mankind

img_20161228_125632216Last few days I traveled to Chicago, visited museums and historical places and served as a part time sevak in Dhamma Pakasa near Rockford, Illinois. It was till now my best time in United States of America. Full of life, colorful encompassing indelible and eternal memories. Chicago is undoubtedly one of the top quintessential cities both globally and in America and loved my experience during my very brief stay. Inset photo: Nish popularly known as American Amigo (dashing and dynamic quintessential dude) and future most eligible bachelor in US. Chicago is the most img_20161227_120532193populous city of Illinois, full of life and culture with majestic places to visit including world class museums especially Art Museum of Chicago, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Technology, Shedd Aquarium among other. Chicago also has one of the tallest buildings the world; renowned Sears Tower with Sky deck wherein you get a mindbogglingly and breathtaking panoramic view of the city. It always better to visit Skydeck if you have city pass since you get into the place quickly through VIP line. There is heavy rush so its much better for tourists to make use of the opportunity.

I met my cousin brother after 16 years and got feel of one of the major cities of US ever since I came to US for higher education in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  The best way to visit the marvelous places around Chicago would be to but a CityPass @ http://www.citypass.com/chicago. Its for only $98 and you have the option to visit 5 historical places over a few days. This includes a discount of 53% and in my mind investment of a lifetime.  Continue reading Chicago, Quintessential City of US, Celebration of American Culture, History and Mankind

August 15, India’s 67 Independence Day: Jai Hind…Brothers & Sisters of America

Independence-Day-India-9Yesterday was India’s 67 Independence day celebration. India is world’s largest democracy in terms of population while United States is World’s greatest superpower and democracy. We look at how both countries included each other through the real life of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda was an eminent scholar, spiritual master who set out on a long 10 year journey across the world to spread his teachings and message of love. When Swami Vivekananda stared his voyage he went to Hong Kong, Japan, United States and then to United Kingdom. He was warmly received by one and all. It his his experience in United States and England which touched him the most.   Continue reading August 15, India’s 67 Independence Day: Jai Hind…Brothers & Sisters of America

Chanakya’s Eternal Wisdom: Quotes & Life Lessons

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth

Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions