Tag: Chheharta

  • A Little Work Left in Punjab

    A Little Work Left in Punjab

    My memorable time in the Himalayan foothills had come to an end. I traveled back to Amritsar to reunite with my loved ones there, as well as to resume classes with Ustad Ji. It is still amazing to realize how at home I feel in this country, halfway around the world from where I was…

  • Gratitude

    Gratitude

    Well, it was an intense, whirlwind trip to the states. There were a lot of challenges, inner and outer, and also a lot of blessings. I want to say a special thank you to all you beautiful souls that connected with me. Thank you to Dear Papa and Trudy for getting the ticket for me…

  • Booah Ya Ya – Yeah, That’s Me

    Booah Ya Ya – Yeah, That’s Me

    I told you about the instantaneous connection I felt with Mehtab when we first met. I had no idea that she was soon to consider me her aunt. Mehtab was about 18 months old when I arrived. While putting together pictures for this post, I realized how much she has grown! I spent a lot…

  • The Music Plays On…

    The Music Plays On…

    For years I dreamed of being a full time music student. I imagined if it ever happened, it would be at a local university. Little did I know what was in store. I have tremendous gratitude that my desire has been fulfilled in such a unique and profound way. However, the experience has also been…

  • All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

    I was leaving Ustad Ji’s home after having my first lesson. The wood and iron gate that separates the courtyard from the street towers over me and takes a lot of effort to move. As I emerged into the street, I was startled to find my way blocked by two pigs. I stood in astonishment.…