Impermanence – the end is a beginning

The notion of impermanence, also called Anicca or Anitya, is one of the crucial principles and a part of “three marks of existence” of Buddhism. The theory asserts that all life, without exception, is “transient, evanescent and inconstant”. All time-based things, whether material or indeed of the mind, are in an incessant change of condition,…

WWIII may already have started

For an ex-politician like myself, the current political climate is so fevered and unrestrained that, quite frankly I am very relieved to be out of the “game”. I have never known a time like it and, well, let’s just say I have been around a good while. It does seem that wherever one cares to…

Non-judgement is the key to happiness

My dearest reader I like to disclose a little more of myself to you in each of my regular letters to you. I feel it better to reveal myself in stages rather than all at once so that each instalment can be adequately digested before moving on to the next, rather like a sumptuous meal,…

A pinstriped bore with unsavoury views

I am writing to you today from the Greek Island of Santorini, with, I’m afraid to say, rather a delicate disposition. I had honestly planned yesterday that I would be retiring to bed “reasonably early”. That now appears to be rather a bold statement as things turned out to be very much of an otherwise…

Germans try to curry favour

I wish to write to you today, dear reader regarding the latest concept in Indian cuisine emanating, from of all places, Germany. I was recently invited by a public relations company I have had some dealings with, to the opening of a new restaurant. Apparently the successful German “dining concept” Dusseldorf Curry is branching out…