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"
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"
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"
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"