August 15, 2007

inspiration with bridges

Posted in inspiration at 11:11 pm by matapn

a powerpoint presentation

Inspiration with Bridges


india’s national anthem by a. r. rahman

Posted in Music at 11:02 pm by matapn

August 14, 2007

find local businesses using toll-free call from Google

Posted in services at 11:58 am by matapn

Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone.Using this service, you can:

  • search for a local business by name or category.
  • You can say “Giovanni’s Pizzeria” or just “pizza”.
  • get connected to the business, free of charge.
  • get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.
    Just say “text message”.

Dial from any phone 1-800-GOOG-411

And it’s free. Google doesn’t charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business. Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.

Note: Google Voice Local Search is still in its experimental stage. It may not be available at all times and may not work for all users. We’re fine-tuning the service to get better at recognizing your requests. It’s currently only available in English, in the US, for US business listings.

August 12, 2007

PARSA – an NGO working in Afghanistan

Posted in Afghanistan, NGO at 1:45 pm by matapn

PARSA’s Web Journal

their main website

here they sell handcrafts from Afghanistan

Marnie Gustavson’s Living in Afghanistan blog

Gustavson’s Working in Afghanistan blog

Some pictures from Gustavson

August 6, 2007

an inspiring speech

Posted in inspiration at 3:00 pm by matapn

Life lessons from Narayana Murthy

August 5, 2007

Celebration of 800th Birthday of Rumi

Posted in events, Literature, spiritual, sufi at 9:27 pm by matapn

Come and listen to Coleman Barks and others reciting Rumi’s poetry in Ann Arbor Michigan from September 28th – 30th.

August 1, 2007

the only persian restaurant in michigan

Posted in Food at 7:23 pm by matapn

Pars Restaurant in Farmington Hills on Orchard Lake Rd just north of 13 Mile Rd is the only Persian restaurant in Michigan.

I went for the dinner couple of weeks ago and enjoyed the great food.  Ash-e-reshteh (Soup # 15) reminded me of the Afghani Aash. Vegetarian Fesenjon (#35) was great; something totally different. Ghormeh Sabzi (#36) was delicious too.