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April 27th, 2012

Reviewing More Books on Vedic Astrology

I hadn’t found time to work on the website for quite some time now. This was very evident from the frequency of posts, not allowing comments etc. During this time, I did purchase a lot of books, but hadn’t reviewed them on the site under this list – Vedic Astrology Books.

I am trying to reverse this trend though – I have just added a review article about Dashaphal Darpan and planning to add articles about Jaataka Paarijaat and Saravali early next week. Please go through them and let me know what you think about it.

June 3rd, 2011

Is it luck, or Providence or simple Destiny?

An interesting perspective on luck (or just maybe destiny) that I read in the Economic Times today on luck and corporate success. Just want to bring to your attention, and let you yourself make something out of it, rather than me going on a rant about Astrology :-)

Quoting from the article..

… has earned his place in a potentially great organisation because he happened to be there at the right time at the right place and because he happened to say the right things in the interview to the right people. Luck is not a logical factor and so ignored in the rational corporate world. We want to explain everything and attribute it to human control.

Very interesting thought indeed…

February 25th, 2010

Some mere mortals

Even in Satyuga, there was a washerman (dhobi) who doubted Rama and Sita and Sita had to prove herself through agnipariksha

This Kaliyuga has mere mortals like me who doubted the God (of cricket) and had written him off. I had the temerity to ask him to just be a coach and motivator of India team. He silenced us all and showed that he can coach/motivate/lead from the front just by doing what he does best – batting. Anil Kumble rightly says – “If the youngsters in the team can take even 10 per cent of what he does, they’ll be better cricketers for it”.

January 28th, 2010

What are the odds?

There was a comment made seemingly by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan here

Great to see you discuss such things and help people. 2 neelams on the same finger but two different rings. Watch my finger more closely next time.

What are the odds that this is the real thing?

January 26th, 2010

Classical Books on Astrology – Availability

One of the readers of the website, Santosh Kulkarni, pointed me to this wonderful information on books on Vedic Astrology. One of his relatives, Shri Virupaksha Rao Kulkarni, who is a practicing astrologer, found out about Chowkambha Publications in Varanasi. Almost all of the classical texts on astrology are published by them. Some of these books are available in e-book format on

While I do not have contact information of the above publisher, Santosh shared the details of the distributors in Bangalore:

Vandana Book House
Phone: +91-80-2592-8136 and +91-80-2677-0826
No. 24/1, 4th Main, 9th Cross, N R Colony
Near Tyagaraja Co-op Bank
Bangalore – 560019

Good text books on astrology are hard to find and it is usually a struggle to get hold of them. I would like to thank both these gentlemen for their effort.

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