I am on the south bank of the Adyar River, near the mouth on the Bay of Bengal. Here is a sanctuary . . . . . . A place of contemplation, regeneration, renewal, inspiration. A ripe place resting in wisdom. A garden of thoughtful gardeners. A garden crafted to remind us of profound wisdom […]Read more "Sanctuary"
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"
Just around the corner from where I live in Coburg is the most comprehensive variety of woollen yarns, blends and colours in all of Australia . . . It’s the hub for all interest in textiles and needle-work: including hand-loom or machine weavers, knitters and crocheters, embroiderers, dyers, tatters, sock-makers and other varieties of occupations […]Read more "The Yarn Barn"
I went to Charalambous Hardware shop on Sydney Road to get a key cut, to buy some cucumber seeds and some honey from the Charalambous family hives somewhere down on the Mornington Peninsular; Father was snoozing as old age does. Father came from Greece, he immigrated to a Land of Plenty and utilised his resourcefulness […]Read more "Hardware for Humanity"