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Fashion & lifestyle

Art of thoughtless mind

Zazen came from Zen. It literally mean seated meditation. The meaning and method of zazen varies from school to school. In the Japanese Rinzai school, zazen is usually associated with the study of koans. A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves. On other hand, Soto School of Japan rarely incorporates koans into zazen, preferring an approach where the mind has no object at all, known as shikantaza.

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Food & travel

Chapati sandwich (quick & easy)

You have some chapatis left or you dont want simple chapatis. Give this dish a try, a easy supper. Make it a healthy byte with veggies or go over chicken and cheesy layers. 

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Chart Featured

TEN best mantra psytrance tracks

Indian mantras gives beautiful vibe because they are shloks, from religious literature. More importantly, rhythmic! Some call it Indian Trance or Mantra trance. Artist twist sounds to suit their style, somewhere mantra or sometime Bollywood or Punjabi songs. Anything that fits to the ear. So, here are ten tracks that I like the most. Mantra and those that give Indian vibe are listed-

1. Madmaxx & shivadelic – Ganesha namaha

It’s all-time favourite track by madmax and our home talent shivadelic. Here, Mrityunjya mantra is used. https://www.youtube.com/embed/O_QwfJ65FEM

2. Shanti people – Tandav (Blazy & Gottinari Remix)

Remixed and released in Jan 2017. This is like big room dancing, Shiv Tandav Strotam is amazingly used in the track. https://www.youtube.com/embed/iiTeiOdAJSQ

3. 1200 Mics – Shivas India (Astral Projection Remix)

Remixed done by Astral projection and released in 2014. Not a mantra voice (used a vocal by Karunesh), but has old school elements and Indian instrument sounds. we remember this track because the original version (released in 2004, The time machine), we used to listen in high school. https://www.youtube.com/embed/NVIhaZiDurc

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Music

Why Pandit Ravi Shankar didn’t liked playing at Woodstock festival in 1969

A name like Pandit Ravi Shankar need no introduction. He is remembered as pioneer of Indian Classical music. Born in Varanasi (earlier Benares) on 7 December 1920. He started at early age (around 10) as a dancer in his dada’s (brother), Uday Shankar, group and grew up learning more about music while touring India and Europe.

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Food & travel

How to reach Kasol and come back safe

Kasol is a village in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Elevation of Kasol is 1560 meters, making it a scenic beauty. From past couple of year, the place is more recognized as tourist hub because of its weather, near treks and hashish! Spots like Chhalal, Rasol, Manikaran, Malana, Tosh, Pulga, Khir Ganga are nearby treks from Kasol.