Author: Chinni

An English Boy in the New World. Canada 1980-81

Edmonton Alberta, June 1980 English boy follows Canadian girlfriend and arrives in the New World. The first thing that makes me wonder is how, compared to England, the blue skies above feel so distantly remote. When autumn brings the city’s initial snowfall, will come a...

Devon Crystals. Three extraordinary finds. Plus one.

Prologue 1979Devon is special to me. Not just the voluptuous curves of its verdant countryside but also its underlying geology, which has been quarried and mined for millennia. It may not be Brazil, or Madagascar, where the world’s most beautiful mineral and crystal specimens are...

Encounters in South Africa 1998

Nelspruit, Transvaal I arrive on 24th March 1998 together with my South African partner Tula, just a day after receiving the news in Cambridge, England that her father is in a coma on his deathbed.After an expensive last minute flight from London, we’re picked up...

DRAGONY -A Fable

1  Long ago and far away, in a forgotten land called Dragony, there lived the dragons. They were a peaceful folk and serene, not much given to travel, passing the time of their long lives in the practice of their two great passions.     The...

Staying clear-headed in the time of COVID19

This is my contribution to the many ongoing discussions on how to bring awareness to the risks of COVID-19 and the actions needed to keep us all healthy. I am not trying to convince anyone to take the same position as mine, nor increase divisions;...

OFF THE ROAD IN INDIA 2008-9

My journeys filming smiles in remote communities with photos from the 1960s by Sumant Mulgaokar Osho talking about the adivasis (tribals) of Bastar in central India: “ They are some of the most beautiful people in the world, they should be preserved. They are the...

‘TERRA INCOGNITA’ My first CD recording, 1990 Munich.

2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of my first-ever CD: Terra Incognita – ‘No Goal But the Path’.  Here are extracts from my diaries of the time. As background I should explain that with my German partner Rasamaya, I had flown into Munich in early spring...

TRUST – Lessons in Trust as the Stakes Get Higher

“Love is beautiful, but changing. It is beautiful but cannot be relied upon; today it is there, tomorrow it is gone. It is more juicy than trust, more natural than trust, but trust is a higher quality.” Osho, The Path of the Mystic, Talk #33...