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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)

posted by Gotham Chopra

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

Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 1)
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology   Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For any experience, there must be a physical activity in the brain—otherwise, the experience has no basis. Using this irrefutable assumption, re

posted 10:56:38am Mar. 30, 2015 | read full post »

The Best Way to Get Rid of Evil
    By Deepak Chopra, MD.   The best way to get rid of evil is to change our ideas about it. The two concepts about evil that do nothing to end it are, first, the concept of cosmic evil embodied by Satan, and second, the concept of human evil as a permanent human inheritan

posted 11:07:42am Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)
Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any closer to solving the problem. Many pin their hopes on a breakthrough in technology that could somehow clean the atmosphere of greenhouse gases, while

posted 11:58:46am Mar. 02, 2015 | read full post »

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To
There's always a sense of crisis in the air generated by whatever bad news is making the headlines. At the moment, the greatest alarm is being stirred by terrorism and the spread of Islamic extremism. Yet at a deeper level, our anxiety centers on something much deeper, the possibility that the human

posted 10:23:44am Feb. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention
Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods of treatment. The way forward for anyone who wants to establish a high level of wellbeing isn't going to come via the family doctor but through self-c

posted 11:41:39am Feb. 16, 2015 | read full post »

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