i ended the last post with “i will never figure out these people”, and, after looking, half-heartedly, at the other options on the web for aparajita, i think part of what may be motivating people like kent is the box, and not the incense itself. the old box is very distinctive, and it was used … Continue reading actually, now that i come to think about it
so i wrote to arun at mavana, concerning my impression that he had not given me all the information. he wrote to his customs clearing agent(!), melvyn — and copied me — who informed him (and me) that the consignee’s customs clearing agent(!) should have been aware of all this… the immediately previous email i … Continue reading GAH!!! 😠
the information that the guy has been giving me regarding the ISF is, substantially, wrong… which leads me to believe that the other information that he has been giving me is also wrong. hopefully, the whole story about how he’s the CEO of mavana is not wrong, as well, otherwise i’m going to be REALLY … Continue reading as i suspected…
the latest about aparajita: no good news, i’m afraid. i’m down to my last two boxes of aparajita, and then i am COMPLETELY OUT… for retail sale. (my “personal stash”, of around a kilo, is the exception, of course.) 😉 HOWEVER, i am cautiously optimistic. an email i sent on 12th april has JUST been … Continue reading whew?
ravi shankar’s 100th birthday was the 7th of april. ravi shankar’s favourite incense was aparajita. at this point, i believe i am responsible for THE ONLY retail store in the united states which sells aparajita, online. i am aware of several local retail stores which sell aparajita in their store, but not online. i’m fairly … Continue reading aparajita
the real, authentic Aparajita Special Herbal Durbar, made by Sri Satyanarayana Parimala Factory so i finally got in touch with someone from mavana regarding where to obtain authentic aparajita on this side of the world. they wrote me back and directed me to Wonder India (they have a couple of different URIs, but nothing is … Continue reading ooh! aparajita… AGAIN!
so, back in june of 2010 i ordered, and received a shipment of aparajita from someone who was not the manufacturer. i figured this was as close as i was ever going to come to actually getting in contact with the manufacturer of aparajita, because i had emailed them pretty consistently over the past 10 … Continue reading aparajita!
aparajita is one of the incenses that prompted me to go into the business of being an agarbatthiwala. it is an incense that is characteristically used by devotees of ravi shankar and george harrison. it used to be very common, and places like tenzing-momo and zenith supplies carried it as a matter of course, and … Continue reading aparajita