Meditation can help in Crime Rate reduction

I was not surprised knowing that meditation helps to reduce the crime rates. I found an official study done in Washington DC many years back, which can found here - http://www.istpp.org/crime_prevention/

Based on this study, the steady state gain (long-term effect) associated with a permanent group of 4,000 participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs was calculated as a 48% reduction in HRA crimes in the District of Columbia.

This was also mentioned in the movie "What the Bleep - Down the rabbit hole" where they mentioned that the Washington D.C police department made fun of the projected crime rate saying that D.C will never have that type of crime reduction unless there was two feet snow in that time (June-July 93). But then they were very surprised when they saw the actual results!

It is bit unfortunate that Governments don't fund the meditation programs even after proofs like these.


India Beat Australia in Test series

Finally, it is time to sit back, relax and savor the victory. Waking up till 3:30/4 AM for a couple of nights at a stretch to watch a test match as intriguing as the Nagpur one .. it does not happen too often.

I, for one, feel that poetic justice has been met. I still remember Ponting's face when he adjudged Ganguly catch as being "taken fair" in the Sydney test. Truly, some justice was served when India took the one-day series. But, then this Test series win is the icing on the cake.

I have followed Ind-Aus series since the time Bedi could not beat a Kerry-Packer depleted Simpson's team in Australia, and came back losing the series 2-3 (a hard fought one). In recent times, the Calcutta match, Dravid/Laxman innings, was a beauty that ended Australia steamroller. And, now this one.

Dhoni, the man with the Midas touch, has well and truly arrived. The journey only gets tougher from here on, with the fabulous 4 on the go (sooner or later). I know folks would say that it is easy to win at home, and the real test would be to beat Aus in Australia. We almost got to that too, and will get that done too.

But for now, savor these moments.