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Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

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Growing up Chopra (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

Not a day goes by that someone I encounter doesn’t stop and ask me – “wait, your dad is DEEPAK CHOPRA?! Oh my God, what was it like to grow up with him as a father?!” I try to be […]

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Danny Boyle and Storytelling (by Gotham Chopra)

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A few weeks ago, I had a chance to speak to Danny Boyle, the film-maker behind Slumdog Millionaire (neck and neck my favorite movie of the year with Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler –see them both right now!). What started as […]

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Arab-Israeli rage-again (Gotham Chopra)

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Somewhere in Tel Aviv right now there are a couple of dozen Israelis excitedly preparing for a New Years’ bash that sadly will be their last. Likewise in Gaza or the West Bank there are a couple hundred Palestinians that […]

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Danny Boyle: Slumdog Millionaire (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

Let me start with this disclaimer: I loved the film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. I’m not the only one. The indie film about a Muslim kid name Jamal Malik from the slums of Mumbai who earns his way through the popular TV […]

Prem Uncle’s story: A family member murdered in Hindu-Muslim carnage (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

“We didn’t have much use for these, you know: Hindus, Muslims. You live there. I live there. We were kids, then, really just kids. And neighbors.” I could tell from the way that Prem uncle said this, with a tight […]

My Response to Dorothy Rabinowitz and the WSJ (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

As many already know, my father Deepak Chopra (along with thousands of others) has taken a vow of non-violence in all his actions and words. As a result, he’s unable to respond that aggressively to an article written by Dorothy […]

Mumbai Mess (Gotham Chopra)

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All through Thanksgiving at the Chopra house, we discussed vigorously the terrifying situation in Mumbai. All intelligence so far points to the fact that the perpetrators of these attacks belong to Islamic militant sects. How shocking. Keep in mind that […]

Attacks in Mumbai (by Gotham Chopra)

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Because the situation in Mumbai remains fluid, it’s hard to say too much at this early stage. But early reports indicate that today’s terror attacks in India’s most populous city have all the hallmarks of Islamic militant organizations like Al […]

Pressing the RESET button (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

When I was a kid I used to fantasize about the possibility of being a superhero and if so, which one would I want to be? Which superpower was the coolest to have? There were the normal adolescent temptations – […]

Think Again (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

Forgive me for not providing the link right here, but just read an article in today’s NYTIMES about the State Department revoking its Fulbright scholarship grants to a number of Palestinian students in Gaza. The reason? Because Israel is unwilling […]

Papal Visit (by Gotham Chopra)

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I’ve asked a few of my Catholic friends this week how pumped they are for the arrival of Pope Benedict the XVI, and I am not gonna lie to you – the response has been far from overwhelming. That said, […]

Meet the Unaffiliated (by Gotham Chopra)

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On Monday the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a study in which they chronicled the state of faith and organized religion in America. The news is not good if you are a God lover, worst of all […]

What Would Gotham Do? (by Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

Today is my birthday. I am not going to confess my age but here’s a hint: Jesus was crucified at this age. That got me thinking about what I have really accomplished in my life up until now. Admittedly, if […]

Meeting Maharishi (by Gotham Chopra)

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One of the more interesting parts of “growing up Chopra,” was the range of people my sister and I were exposed to–from celebrities to heads of state to Nobel laureates and all the rest. As a teenager growing up in […]

Previous Posts

How the Universe Pulled a Vanishing Act
The issues facing modern physics are so baffling that they’ve crossed a threshold and now fascinate the general public. We laymen have very little at stake, personally speaking, when scientists argue over the Big Bang—without advanced ...

posted 11:01:48am May. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Is Nature About to Abandon Us?
Feeling guilty about climate change hasn’t proved to be a good motivator. The most recent report on greenhouse gas emissions puts March at a record-breaking level of emissions. Presidential urging doesn’t move Congress to take significant ...

posted 2:42:12pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

How to Be at Peace When the World Isn't
We seem to be living out the Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times." The curse is probably mythical, but our interesting times contain much turbulence. The horrific refugee situation in Syria, the rise of the even more horrific ISIS ...

posted 11:11:24am May. 04, 2015 | read full post »

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology   The human mind can adapt to almost anything, but not chaos. No one can lead a completely random and chaotic life. The messy room of a teenager may look completely chaotic, but ...

posted 1:54:05pm Apr. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Is Physics the Next Guru?
The worldview of modern physics teases us with spiritual suggestions like the discovery—premature it seems—of the “God particle.” That nickname embarrasses some in the field, but ever since Fritjof Capra’s book The Tao of Physics, the ...

posted 11:48:13am Apr. 20, 2015 | read full post »

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