Naraka-Chaturdashi

Today is   Narakachaturdashi, The organic nature of this festival doesn’t cease to amaze me. Growing we heard the story of Narakasura who  captured 1600 women, made them his slaves eventually Krishna the Yadava rescued them. The legend also as it that Narakasura could only be killed by his mother. As Deepavali approaches kids begin collecting trash like old clothes, and old news …

A Hero Remembered.

Lachit Borphukan of Ahom. While the nation divides it self’s into Nehruvians and Sanghi’s there are other heroes who have laid down their lives in the service of their mother land.  A few like Bhagat Singh or Azad from the cowbelt do get recognized when the Nehruvians and Sanghi’s are magnanimous. Among the unacknowledged heroes, …

The walled Gods

“Bai, me vikatgetle shaam” is a popular Marathi Bhajan, I always use this to express absurdity, at the end of the day how can one buy God? It has been one of my biggest grouses about Tirupathi, and following its example Dharmasthala,kollur, and now Udupi. -- the , system the token for darshana, and now the paid darshana. …

Deepavali-Campus and crackers.

Deepavali— https://www.gharwalidiwali.com/ This is my tribute to Dr.Venugopal who ensured that we had a great time during deepavali. Jyotsna, Aruna, Anand, Arvind, Anupa, Geeta isaac, Krishna,Sundar and Biju who were all part of the baccha brigade. Banditu deepavali,siri sobaganu pasarisi lokava belagatali. The lamps that light the kartika masa, the cool breeze of the oncoming winter there …