Live Encounters Magazine December 2012 – Two Volumes!

Knowledge is power and we are empowering people with the free distribution of knowledge.

Writers, poets, photographers, civil & human rights activists, animal rights activists, social workers, professors, people from theatre and music, culinary gymnasts and more contribute free of cost to share their knowledge with the world for we all live in a small village in the universe called Earth.

Guest Editorial by Anat Hoffman, Civil & Human Rights Activist
Letter to the Editor by Brother Budi Hernawan OFM on the prevailing situation in Papua and an appeal to the Government of Indonesia for Peace Talks
Terry McDonagh wellknown Irish Poet,writer and Playwright talks about his life and works
Eric Hobsbawm – Another Jewish Contrarian by Natalie Wood
Are Bengalis characteristically Left-inclined? A study Romit Bagchi
2012 – Another Year of Living Foolishly? – Mark Ulyseas
Photo Gallery – Cuba – Joo Peter
Remember and Resist – Randhir Khare
Generating Yourself! – Candess M Campbell
Peace Needs More Than Talk – Steven Beck
Guest Editorial by Jemma Purdey, Woman-Mother-Writer
One Dollar For Music Raoul Wijffels in an exclusive interview
Photo Gallery – Bali – Jill Gocher 
Beering and fearing in Khajuraho – Harish Nambiar 
Book Review: Jeffrey Winters’ Oligarchy – Marcus Mietzner
Dr. Navina Jafa, author of Performing Heritage: Art of Exhibit Walks in a Live Encounter
Fadedgenes – Excerpt One From a work in progress book by Mark Ulyseas
Pastel ab Hmas – Richard Ganulin
I Hate Deadlines – Arjun Bagga
Art in Food – Enrico Wahl’s Food Art with photography by Mark Ulyseas

A thank you to all my friends on WordPress. Keep writing, let the world know we are only a village in this great big expanse of the Universe.



An Invitation from Amazonwatch!

Amazon Watch
Português | Español | Deutsch | MorePlease join Amazon Watch LIVE for a special online screening of the award-winning documentary
Children of the Jaguar

Upcoming AW events

Dear Mark,

We are thrilled to present the second in our series of online events to celebrate 15 years of protecting the Amazon and supporting indigenous rights.

Next MONDAY, OCTOBER 8th, on Indigenous Peoples Day you are invited to a one-day online screening of the film Children of the Jaguar, winner of “Best Documentary” at the 2012 National Geographic All Roads Film Festival. This is a groundbreaking documentary about the Kichwa indigenous people of Sarayaku, Ecuador and their successful international legal battle to prevent oil exploration on their land without their consent. The film will be available to watch at throughout the day on October 8th.

Then join us a week later at Noon PDT on MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th as leaders from Sarayaku will join us for the Amazon Watch Annual Fundraising Luncheon. We will live stream this event and offer a chance to interact with Amazon Watch staff and our special guests from Ecuador, Tupak Amaru Viteri Gualinga, community Vice President, and celebrated Sarayaku leader, Marlon Santi.

Oh, and in case you missed Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Debi Nova’s performance at our first online event last weekend, you can watch an encore presentation here.

Join the party and bring your friends to

For the Amazon,

Paul Paz y Miño
Paul Paz y Miño
Managing Director

P.S. If you can join us in person please RSVP today for the Annual Celebration.
Seats are going fast!

Live Encounters Magazine September 2012

Live Encounters Magazine September 2012 is out on the cyber stand, It’s Free. Please Share.

Exclusive features – The Way of Apostle Thomas – a journey into antiquity by Mark Ulyseas: A poem by well known Irish Poet, Writer Playwright Terry McDonagh : Candess M Campbell Phd exclusive on Health: Romit Bagchi senior correspondent of The Statesman speaks about his book Gorkhaland: Joo Peter’s photo gallery on Geikos (Geishas) in Kyoto: Randhir Khare’s latest book Walking Through Fire: Henky Widjaja bites the bullet on Islamic Defenders’ Front of Indonesia: Natalie Wood is back with a column on her homeland, Israel: Civil & Human Rights Activist Anat Hoffman writes a letter to the readers: Arjun Bagga pens a short story to tickle our sense of proportion.

Knowledge is power and we are empowering people with the free distribution of knowledge.

Please share this magazine with everyone.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

The Jews of Jew Town Mattencherry Kerala India

Synagogueinte Naatil (In The Land Of Synagogue) – 2011 is film based on historical facts. This film is in Malayalam with English sub-titles. The translation is wanting. I wish to thank Mr.Thaha Ibrahin for granting permission to upload this video. Thaha is a very special person who has lived and worked among the Jews of Jew Town Mattencherry, Kerala, India.

My dear friend Mrs. Sarah Jacob Cohen features in it. Please watch it and share this film. It is a fragment of history of the Jews in India.


The God Particle ?

Here is a photograph I took of cows. In it I see the Universe. ..the serenity, beauty and the sacredness of family, of living in harmony.

There is so much talk about finding the God Particle.

What is this? Are we looking for ourselves?

Who we are and where we came from?

Why does this matter?

Why do we need a certified explanation of the origin of life?

So many questions and no answers…

Yesterday I watched the rise and fall of the Roman Empire; it felt like I was watching the evening news.

So if we continue to kill, torture and maim each other why do we search for this God Particle?

Is it to prove that Humankind is of the highest intelligence on earth because we figured out where we originate from?

Or, how the Universe came about?

If we do find the God Particle, then what?

The question will remain, where did this God particle come from?

Can our feeble minds warped by eons of abuse comprehend the immenseness of the Universe or Universes? Can we lay aside our hatred, our deviant ways and concentrate on the oneness of humanity?

Even if we do ‘find’ the God Particle, in essence, we have actually discovered nothing because we still remain savages in paradise.

The truth could be that we are the God Particle and that all we seem to do is to destroy this, ourselves.

Shame on you Indonesia!

The pig Umar Patek Indonesian Muslim Terrorist smiling in court

For being involved in the making of bombs that killed over 200 innocent people, for being involved in the bombing of a church that killed 19 Christians you give an INDONESIAN MUSLIM TERRORIST 20 years so that he can sit in prison and plan more bombings.

And you give the death penalty to people, innocent or not, for carrying drugs.

I wonder if the bomb was placed in Java and it killed hundreds of Muslims? Would Umar Patek get 20 years or death?

It is evident from this ruling that the FPI now has the Indonesian Judiciary in its control. The lives of innocent tourists and Indonesian Christians are cheaper than drug offences.

This is shameful and a sad day for true justice in Indonesia.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om