Money 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"

Bring on the Monsoon

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"

These four-footed siblings of ours

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"