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  • Week 10 – Going for Gold

    “We are going for Gold” were the words of inspiration that Satnam Chana sent my way at week 9.  It is hard to believe that I am on my 10th week of a 12 week program specifically designed to help me reach my fitness goals.  At this point, I am pleased to say that I read more…

  • Vandana Vishwas – A gifted singer…a unique talent…a piercing voice

     Several years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Vandana Vishwas, one of the leading exponents of South Asian Music in North America. Vandana specializes in composing, arranging and singing a sub-genre of Indian music comprising expressive song forms such as Ghazals, Bhajans, Geet and Thumri.  In my opinion, this girl can sing anything with read more…

  • Journey to optimal wellness – “There is no turning back now”

      “There is no turning back now bro”… were the words of wisdom that Satnam Chana inspired in me this past week.  Last week marked the end of 5 weeks of training under the tutelage of Satnam.  Over the past 5 weeks, I have been challenged both mentally and physically to levels of intensity that read more…

  • Journey to optimal wellness – “Have to follow through….”

    As of this past Friday, I completed week 4 of my training regime under the guidance and inspiration of Satnam Chana.  By the end of this week, I was so looking forward to my off days on Saturday and Sunday J.  This week has been a bit more challenging as I was feeling “under the read more…

  • The Chana brothers – two brothers….one song…

      My first introduction to Hardeep Chana and his younger brother Jasmeet (Jammi) Chana was about 13 years ago.  I was recently married and was invited to Newark for kirtan programs.  After the program, I met their father (Balbir Singh) who was eager to invite me and my new bride to his home in Connecticut.  read more…

  • Journey to optimal wellness – It’s “Waheguru” with each step…

    So as of yesterday,  I entered week 4 of my training regime (courtesy of Satnam Chana).  My body is starting to adapt to the stricter meal planning and more intense fitness routine.  I have to admit though, on Friday it took a lot to get through the workout.   I had finished my weight routine which read more…

  • Journey towards improved fitness

    So it’s been a while since I have sat down to blog.  About 2 years ago, I started on a journey to become even more healthier.  For me, this meant becoming more physically “fit”.  Fortunately for me, music has been and always will be that constant source of strength and inspiration for my emotional and read more…

  • Our unconquerable spirit

    As most of you know, my blog entries tend to pertain to the musical realm.    This one does not and it will be one that I will never need to try to remember because it has now become ingrained into the “soul’s library” of  sakhi’s and stories of the Guru’s times, and those of our read more…

  • Dreams of Hope – A Bedtime Lullaby

    I sit at my desk feeling honored in writing and expressing my thoughts about a recent book that I received and read.  When I held it in my hand for the first time, I was already awestruck by the cover – the layout, the choice of the soothing and calming color tones, the “poetry” behind read more…

  • Guneet Kaur – A humble musician with a boundless sound

    I had the opportunity to meet and hear Guneet Kaur several years ago for the first time.  The moment she busted out her alaap (see previous blog posts about “alaap”), you knew you were going to listen to kirtan that would hit you, that would create an impact, and that would take you on a read more…