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"
Depavali – otherwise known as Diwali, is one of India’s most famous festivals. It looks good from space.Read more "The Alternative Festival of Light"
The sadhu syndrome is in a way this society’s safety valve. This post contains a brief view into the mendicant life of sadhus although in reality most of them in present mature KaliYuga are beggars.Read more "Being in Orange"
The terrain lying within Arunachalam is notoriously hot and dry so the anticipated yearly moo soon is most welcome. Once the rains set in the mood changes dramatically, the power and beauty of Nature is revealed. After insufficient rain during the previous couple of years, the cool wet contrasts very nicely with the hot dry as we welcome this year’s monsoon.Read more "Bring on the Monsoon"
There’s a softness about the symbiosis between sadhus, their un-uniformed friends and dogs . . . . . . and monkeys. The variety and close proximity of other animals in our daily lives here contributes substantially to the general atmosphere of robust liveliness and although most domesticated animals are as under-fed as their people nevertheless […]Read more "These four-footed siblings of ours"
This section focuses on the apparent happiness within poverty and surrounding dysfunction and inconvenience.Read more "Gross National Happiness : Happy National Grossness"