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 […]Read more "SPECIAL DAY FOR SARAS"
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 […]Read more "A REGULAR OCCURENCE"
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 […]Read more "WRITING ACROSS BORDERS"
Happy Birthday today for the Lord of Beginnings and Endings, the God we all worship first before all the others: Ganapati – otherwise known as Vinayaka, Pillayar, Ganesan, Karpaga Vinayaka . . . this does not by any means exhaust the list of names for this most beloved god. He is the guardian of all […]Read more "GANAPATHI CHADRUTHI"
Today i walked down off Perumbukkam road to see Raji and Shanti, and to search for where Erumalai tailor has set up shop, and where Kannan has retreated after his cafe was closed, and I found them all down here in little back streets that are always changing. I love these little backstreets, formed in […]Read more "Where family dwellings organically grow"
The year now is 2013 in the Christian Calendar, Vijya Varuda in the Hindu sixty-year cycle, and this year on return I find substantial changes in the urban area surrounding the ashram as well as within ashram itself, although the changes there have more to do with my own willingness finally to recognise that the […]Read more "The Sadhu Drag Revisited"