As the cult took hold, 1,000 of us moved across the world - squandering our fortunes - to meditate in a bid to prevent certain global annihilation
The science-in-the-pub experience has recently gone global with the arrival of Pint of Science in 2013. I spoke both at this year's launch event for PoS (as described here) and at the festival itself the week before last, in the "Making The Future" event in Nottingham. In just three years PoS has grown so that it spans 20 cities in the UK, with events now also happening in five different continents.
Religion and sex, avocados and toast, Kanye and Kim... matches made in heaven (excuse the pun) right? In some ways of course, the words 'religion' and 'sex' are often seen together, bandied about with phrases like "steer clear", "not with them", "can't use that" and "after marriage" attached.
Yoga is everywhere these days. It's fair to say it's become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga?
In the world of words and ideas the diminutive SMS (short message service) can be called the amoeba of new age text. When the god of technology created the virtual world, the SMS found the ideal forum for regeneration and reproduction. It gave birth to what we now know as tweets and blogs. It was only a matter of time before the e-book too was born.
I’ve dabbled in meditation and had countless massages. But I’ve never experienced both at the same time. Hence a double whammy
Recent killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, US only brings to limelight the hatred and contempt people aka nut cases can have about religions other than their own.
It was this tweet from Amitabh Bachchan aka God in Bollywood which first caught my attention "...And Oprah in sari... looking lovely !!" Of course I promptly retweeted it first, then paused to check out the veracity of picture.