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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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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GANAPATHI CHADRUTHI

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 […]

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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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