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"
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"
New housing development is happening everywhere – the population is leaping in bounds here. One of the charms of the place is the encroachment of nature and the presence of neglected natural spaces within the urban monstrosities.Read more "Pachamamma in our midst"
This is about what must surely be the most worshipful of cultures.Read more "Being Worshipful"
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"