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2008-09-18 12:00:40

The widespread adoption of the Internet makes it the most powerful communication tool ever devised, and can enable research on a scale that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago. One of the first companies to successfully conduct research on a truly massive scale is Sex Health Guru, which created the largest sexual health research tool ever built. To date, the Sex Health Guru Survey has generated more than 1.2 million responses, and continues to grow with thousands of new responses...

2008-08-20 09:00:22

By Kyle Jarrard The first sound in the morning is crows, right at 5. Then you hear waves off the Bay of Bengal slapping the shore. In the garden, a man meditates while walking quickly over the lawn of the ashram guest house in the dark. Along the shore, other men pace the beach in the silver jetty light. Fishing boat lanterns like stars ride the black sea south to north. My wife and I have come to this old French comptoir (formerly Pondichery) in southeast India mostly for the yoga. The...

2008-08-14 00:00:11

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2008) - Kriyayoga Scientist, Swami Shree Yogi Satyam of India, a world renowned Master of Kriyayoga is making his 13th annual trip to Toronto to share his teachings. Toronto will have a special presentation for the public and the media by Yogi Satyam on August 15th 2008, from 7pm to 9 pm, at St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor St.East, Toronto. Founder and President of Kriyayoga Research Institute, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, as well as the...

2008-08-07 00:00:20

By Guy Adams Mike Myers was once hailed as Hollywood's funniest man. As yet another of his movies is slammed by the critics, Guy Adams examines what went wrong Mike Myers became famous creating some of the most original comedy of the past 20 years, and has a track record of producing high farce that tickles the funny bones of mass markets that other comics can't reach. But when his most recent film came out, the world forgot to laugh. On paper, The Love Guru was supposed to be a...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

When The Love Guru opened in America earlier this summer, Hindu leaders were not amused by Mike Myers's mockery of their spiritual leaders, calling for a boycott of the film. In truth, no one will be amused by this crass and humourless tale of self-empowerment, which bookends lack-lustre comic vignettes with Bollywood-style song and dance performances. Marco Schnabel's film isn't mean-spirited, it's just unremittingly dull, wrapping quasi-philosophical teachings in the usual mishmash of...

2008-07-31 09:00:55

By Steve Pratt Mike Myers found unlikely humour on a spiritual quest following the death of his father. Steve Pratt reports AS odd as it sounds, the death of his father led Austin Powers and Wayne?s World comedy actor Mike Myers to his latest screen comedy project The Love Guru. It?s about a Canadian hockey player whose life and career take a nosedive after his wife leaves him and starts dating a player on a rival team. A famous love guru, Pitka (played by Myers) is called in to use his...

2008-07-26 15:00:17

By Sam Hodges, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 26--Swami Mukundananda gave a series of talks at the DFW Hindu Temple in 2001, and attendance grew from 200 to 700 through the week. He'll be back there from Aug. 3 to 10, lecturing (in English) on "The Essence of Spirituality," and leading classes in yoga and meditation. After earning degrees in engineering and business from colleges in India, he turned to the spiritual life, becoming a student of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, according...

2008-06-23 06:00:18

By Scott Bowles In a rare game of Hollywood chicken, two comedies aimed squarely at teens hit theaters this weekend, and it proved a smart move for Steve Carell's film. Get Smart took first place with $39.1million, according to studio estimates from box-office tracking firm Nielsen EDI. The haul, about $5 million more than expected, made it an easy winner, particularly given the weak showing of its main competition, Mike Myers' The Love Guru. Myers' first live-action movie in five...

2008-06-21 12:00:15

By Todd R. Brown, The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jun. 21--A Fremont-linked Hindu rights group that got a last-minute screening of "The Love Guru," had few kind words about the new Mike Myers comedy, which pokes fun at enigmatic Indian spiritual guidance. "The film was vulgar, crude and -- in the opinion of many of our attendees -- too often tasteless in its puerile choice of humor," said Aseem Shukla, a board member of the Hindu American Foundation. "Very few of the Hindus viewing the film,...

2008-06-19 06:00:20

By Claudia Puig The Love Guru (**) is enraptured by bathroom humor that doesn't even reach sophomoric standards. It's more on the level of preschool. This send-up of feel-good, inspirational wisdom with a decidedly Indian flavor might have made a clever Saturday Night Live sketch. But as a movie, it's a silly spoof that is occasionally funny but grows tedious with excessive mugging and bad punning. Mike Myers is Guru Pitka, a famous, and ridiculous, spiritual adviser who lives in...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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