Washington…paths not often taken….

Twinny in Washington DC…And a tad homesick…! Just like PM Modi must be feeling these days!!

But not for long… By chance or circumstance finds herself being driven along miles of cedar ,apple and fir tree lined avenues to …


Nestled in idyllic verdant pastures with a deer or two thrown in for good measure , is this haven of ‘ Krishna consciousness’..

The Hare Krishna movement has been active here for 50 years and the ashram devotees busy as bees … Dressing the Lord ,making garlands and the most delicious saatvik meals…


It is the time of holi.. And devotees of rainbow skins are celebrating with rainbow colours and love…!


In the inner sanctum is the mischievous lovable God himself.. Along with a few American stylised versions…


It was noon in Washington and 10 pm in Mumbai …30 th March 2016…

Twinny sat on the cool marble floor and prayed fervently …. for the health of her dear friend…GORU

But double triple for the health of  the other batchmates namely TAS, BHUPI, AVI, KK, SUDHESH  had they NOT arrived at the appointed hour …!!

For GORUS  SURPRISE  BIRTHDAY

PARTY!!πŸŽ‰ 🍾🍰!

Says something for….


Prayers yes…!!

But Twinny keen to know ‘ what is Krishna consciousness??’ Is explained…

‘Krishna is human…

KC is a science.. Teaches us rules of life …

Requires a lot of practise… Difficult to master …’

Make it simple … She entreats….

Ok … Then remember two things….said the ashram guru…

And…


That’s all?!! Just two things … Love yourself

And be dynamic ??!  Oh….

So simple and so beautiful… But have to put into practice … And what if practise difficult???

Just ….


…..Hug the Lord !!😊!

A visit to Iskon DC for any tourist quite unusual …

A visit to GALLAUDET  UNIVERSITY for the DEAF and HEARING IMPAIRED unheard of….!


Twinny immediately humbled by the Worlds ONLY and LARGEST institution for higher studies for the deaf and hearing impaired . A Mecca .. Here in Washington DC…… Offering 40 majors … And expert teaching in liberal arts and sciences , preparing students for careers ahead ….Careers?? For the deaf ????

Yes!!!

In Business , in Physical education , in Communication studies, in Visual and Performing arts and even Psychology!

Just fantastic!
Spread over 99 acres.. The campus of Gallaudet is simply huge!!

Was founded 150 years ago by THOMAS GALLAUDET ….Who himself was  NOT deaf…

Here are some pictures of students in animated conversations….


…. No one misses sound here ….. The language spoken is AMERICAN SIGN  LANGUAGE ..This is an amazing language different from Indian or European sign language.. Very animated!!

By the way sign languages too have different dialects eg as we may ask each other … Do you speak French , do you speak Marathi …?So also… One may ask….


… ‘ do you speak American Sign Language???!’

Visiting Gallaudet a pure treat…

Twinny supremely happy…. Felt like…


… Hugging the Lord…

Yet again!

Bye folks … See you next Thursday … Till then … A query for the Lord….

In TSL….
…. Twinny sign language ….

Hello Krishna !

Here is my umbrella πŸŒ‚!

But where is the rain ??!🌨

And another for all…


Bye!!!

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