This final post for the blog is about an aspect of this culture’s method of creating opposition to the forces of ignorance and evil that are taken to be the driving force – although not the only driving force – of The Age of Iron: Kali Yuga.Read more "Beginning of Margahzi Month"
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"
Less than ten minutes walk from my place lies this beautiful farm; it always inspires to see the ongoing transformation achieved by hard work.
This will be a mainly visual post. Hope it gives you courage!
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"
Red signifies the Goddess. These photos were taken yesterday before and after the politician son of a nearby swamy came to visit here.Read more "Red"
Despite my admiration for the plurality of medical options available to the local community and the fact that Allopathy has Buckley’s chance of imposing a monopoly in this ancient Siddha centre, I am thankful for Rangamal Hospital where I went to have clinical tests done this morning.Read more "Medicine Matters: Medical Matters"
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"