Author: Chinni

DELHI DAZE 1994

DELHI November 1994, My Dutch partner Sadhu and I are travelling from Pune to see the Taj Mahal and the Himalayas. I am bearing with me a precious new sarod belonging to my teacher, Shekhar Borkar, which needs some adjustments from the instrument’s maker in...

A Wanderful Beginning – Greece 1973

6th October 1973(Yom Kippur) I board a flight in London, bound for Tel Aviv, where I am due to help out on an archaeological dig at Caesaria on the Galilee. The plane makes an unscheduled stop in Athens and the captain makes a dramatic announcement:...

DRAGONY: A Fable

Being a fable that came to me in 1991 during Mystic Rose silent sitting in Lao Tsu Walkway, Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune, India Illustrations by Chinmaya Dunster Frontispiece: ‘Old-Saw-Herself’, together with a tiny portrait of the Fire Man. Endpiece: In the Land of the...

Playing for Paul McCartney’s wedding in 2002

Pune, India. JAN 2002 Routine check in an internet cafe in Pune, India, after a few days gap. That’s weird: there are ten emails showing in my inbox from my record company New Earth Records in America, with „Paul McCartney’s Office“ in the subject field....

Seven Sacred Springs -Explorations in a Goan Village 2013

Early in 2013 I was living in the village of Assagao in North Goa when  I chanced on a little privately-printed booklet about the village. I was immediately intrigued to read in it of ‚seven mineral-rich hill springs with healing properties, now abandoned and forgotten’....