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Democracy, naturally

* Leaf 14 - New Moon - 21 Jan 2023*         Dear friends, Sankranthi is a time to remember our connection with Nature and express Gratitude for all that Sun & his/her Family has given to us. Sankranthi celebration - Rangoli by Sunandamma & Dhakshayini What 2023 holds for us is anybody's guess. Few days back, the UN Chief said 'WORLD IS IN A SORRY STATE' to a group of businessmen at the World Economic Forum in Davos. And a few days earlier, Our Prime minister too uttered similar sounding words extending it further saying it'd be difficult to predict how long this state of instability will last. When all those at the top utter similar words, there should be some semblance of truth to it. So, the best way to plan for 2023 is to just hang around, eat good organic food, spend time with people around you and find simple ways to interact with the environment around to make it a better place. Cycles of Nature Evolution of Thought in Time Eons ago, when Yudhistra

What you eat first and what follows is important

* Leaf 13 - Full Moon - 06 Jan 2023*         Dear friends, The new year has born in the Gregorian Calendar. Let the year 2023 make us all stronger in our resolve, clearer in our thoughts and dearer in our behavior. Cycles of Nature Time is a measure of our movement in space. The relevance of Days, months & years should be acknowledged. Do you know why a Hindu calendar has a 60 year cycle? This cycle of 60 samvatsara is based on the relative positions of Jupiter and Saturn in the sky. The orbital periods of Jupiter and Saturn are approximately 12 and 30 solar years respectively. The least common multiple of these two orbital periods is ~60 solar years - that is what the historians believe. Till we find a better reason, let's stick to this. But then, Time loses its relevance if it's not felt in our day-to-day existence. The other day our Jaggery maker pointed out that his jaggery is so alive and aromatic because the time taken from the sugarcane juice extraction till t