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Challenge Your Assumptions

Challenge Your Assumptions Would you be surprised if I told you that some of your assumptions are always wrong? In fact, today, I would like you to question your assumptions. It may be difficult, but it is the only way to view the world from a new perspective. It is […]

Who Is My Guru?

What better time to answer this question than around this time of Guru Purnima- an Indian festival dedicated to all teachers and gurus. It is celebrated in the month of June – July on a full moon day, when people pay their respects to their teachers and express their gratitude.

Laughter and Silence-A Spiritual Retreat In India

A new self-awareness program has been developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, MD, based on an age-old Indian wisdom stating that life is like a house with five rooms, those being – self, family, work, social and spiritual. If your life is to be balanced, every room needs to be well […]

Lessons Learned From “DAISY”

Almost all us, at some time in our life, have been bothered by constant provocation and pestering by some people leading to absolutely infuriating situations hard to deal with. You will find yourself getting sucked into a vortex of negativity and frustration. So how does one deal with it? Either one has to give in or resort to helpless reasoning, which most times does not work.

Advertise Your Weakness!!

Advertise Your Weakness!! Every person has a fair share of strengths and weaknesses, but very few have the courage to talk about their weaknesses. It is understandably difficult to open up and admit to one’s faults and try to rectify them. Sometimes, we go through our entire life hiding our […]

So What? Mantra For Happiness!

Who was Yamma Gucchi? A stray dog! Conceivably hard to believe that a dog taught me the toughest lesson of life. But, it was true. Yamma was one of the waifs and strays in my neighborhood. Looked after by an old couple, Mr. and Mrs. Anand, she had earned quite […]

Spirituality is Available For All..

Everyone has needs and wants, and we are all striving to lead happy and fulfilling lives. We do what we can to achieve our goals, but sometimes even our best efforts are not enough. The brain is a powerful and impressive force, but it is also vulnerable and limited, and […]

Any Shit In Your Life -A Step Forward To Godness!!

Merv Neal from Melbourne, Australia has always been a great help in spreading the laughter movement. We share our moments of highs and lows and inspire each other in good times and bad. Last month, he wrote an e-mail saying he was invited to appear on a popular reality show […]

Cooking Underwear!!!

Nothing Is Impossible… My philosophy of life is that everything is possible and nothing is impossible. Every problem has a solution. All you need is a creative mind like children who play a lot and are therefore very creative. Physical playfulness leads to playful mental attitude which is the seat […]

Do Your Best And Leave the Rest!

Some years ago, while in Denmark, I visited a Laughter Club in a small town. While having dinner, Laughter Leader Heine Hansen, told me he first learnt about Laughter Clubs from a newspaper, and immediately joined one, as soon as it opened in his area. He motivated his mother to […]

Big Move From Mumbai To Bangalore….

Twenty six years ago, I came to Mumbai with a dream in my eyes and ambition to become rich and famous. It is a city of dreams, where people come from all over India to fulfil their vision. Amidst constant stress and pressures of daily life, I envisioned people laughing, […]

Your True Identity!

Have you ever lied to yourself and tried to evade the truth? Have you ever discovered your true identity in the midst of different roles one plays in life? It is difficult. In this story I’m going to share with you what I learnt from one of my spiritual masters […]