Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversary - Vaishnava Jana To ..."

Musicians from 124 countries celebrated Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday by performing his favorite hymn, "Vaishnava jana to..."
This ancient song defines the characteristics of a blessed soul  (Vaishnav), a model man or a woman, that remains relevant today.
See the lyric with English meaning at

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Divine Within

It was a true honor when Spark the Magazine sent me a special invitation to contribute to their 100th-anniversary issue. You can start reading my poem “The Divine Within” at but don’t stop there. The superb quality of its content and layout makes it an exceptional on-line literary magazine, not only in India but also in the English speaking world.  

Poems about Myths and Legends

Wilda Morris, my fellow poet, and friend at Illinois State Poetry Society used my poem “Sita’s Journal” as an example in her January poetry challenge titled Myths and Legends. You can enjoy the example poems and the winning entries at

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Sacrament of Annaprashan

Recently, I had the honor of officiating the sacrament of Annaprashan (first feeding rice) for a sweet baby girl. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Ring Nebula and a Vedic Wedding

In May 2017, my first-born got married. The couple wanted a Vedic wedding and asked me to officiate. Spark magazine published the essay I wrote about it. Here is the link -

Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - A Review by Bakul Banerjee

Spark, the Magazine published my review of Arundhati Roy's novel "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" Read the review at