SPECIAL DAY FOR SARAS

Mo and I did attempt to clarify all the adjustments modern times have lately imposed on tradition for this special day . . . . Indians being the global Masters of Adjustments, but things became complicated. However the melon does still contain all the bad of the previous year which disperses within the void when […]

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A REGULAR OCCURENCE

This regular occurence is the story behind this image: Relatively speaking, this rickety table is A PERMANENT FIXTURE. And there are in addition two permanent fixtures next to a double regular occurence at an adjacent lucrative hot-spot, belonging to another grandfather – a friend: First the daytime permanent fixture and site of the daylight-hours regular […]

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Whereabouts unknown

I don’t know where I am; the GoogleEarth map of the Palani Hills is not helpful. Coming up the mountainside in the car I lay down in the back seat avoiding my body’s aversion to hairpin bends, so on arrival I had no clue as to the way. The morning was magical, seeping in sunshine […]

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WRITING ACROSS BORDERS

Little daily Tamilian practices, signs and symbols that ring my heart-strings have long popped up to entice me to make my resonances public. Here is one sounding-out of that voice of an Outsider on the Inside: LOVING THE LOCALS During the first years of being honoured as a guest in India, one of the most […]

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2015 RETURN HOME

After arriving in the early hours and sitting some perfect time on the roof watching the mountain and the sky, I wandered along familiar tracks; here’s the beauty that passed me by: Having not slept for several days I urgently needed to catch up with Sonagiri forest that evening by entering the seclusion and quietude. The […]

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Marooned for an hour in India

After heavy rain the night before, I had to wait an hour in town yesterday; all I needed to do was get my knife sharpened before returning to the printers in an hour. This little enclave of shops is the Sewing centre – the equivalent of Lindcraft. This is an extension of Chinnakadi or Small […]

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Shadow Play

During the recent school holidays a group of volunteers from various Terre des Hommes homes came to the Core Trust for an intensive Shadow Puppet Workshop that was terrific. We needed to do some exercises and explore silhouettes initially which was an orderly process but as soon as the children had each made a puppet […]

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