In this post I need to encapsulate the intermingling of my revulsion and admiration for the fundamentally sordid phenomenon of a huge Hindu Festival.Read more "The Festival of Light cum Festival of Dark"
Naturally enough the social insecurity of those on the floor is tremendous; it emanates from the brute reality of over-population, ruthless bureaucratic decisions and the crippling disempowerment of the victims.Read more "Social Insecurity"
Money certainly matters as much here as anywhere in the human domain, yet naturally The (local) Tamils have a different relationship with monetary value, one that I cannot fathom; so allow me to skim blithely across the surface as usual: While not having a clue as to how any economy works, it never fails to […]Read more "Money Matters"
Here is a brief introduction to the observation that the present generation of children, their children and their children’s children will need courage and intelligent strategies to maintain a sustainable and dignified future.Read more "The Chances for Children"
This last week a sudden curious departure from the norm in local public (very public) marriage notices didn’t go unnoticed. We all wonder what it means but it probably doesn’t mean anything.Read more "Romance"
One of the most noticeable aspects of cultural degeneration is the breakdown in family responsibilities and obligations. Here I focus on one poignant case of children of a nuclear family suffering from the abandonment by their extended family.Read more "Scapegoats in Breakdown by Filial Disloyalty"
Here I consider the absence in the local folk culture of a distinction between myth and reality.Read more "The Magnitude of Myth"