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Ramp Walking to Shlokas: Everyday Goddesses

March 19, 2010

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It got me thinking about who our modern day Lakshmis were. Are they not is some way our icons of popular culture? The capricious nature of their wealth, fame, and beauty, so like the goddess’ fickle bounty: to be given and taken away at will and without reason.

An Exercise in Poverty Tourism

March 18, 2010

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For us to sojourn into the rural hinterlands to find poverty on display to gape at. Then to feel sorry about what we see and write about our encounters in sympathy evoking prose. The idea has always rubbed me the wrong way even if the learning experience of it has tremedous potential.

A Strange Domesticity

March 2, 2010

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Hypothesis: There is an affinity to belonging to the South Asian sub-continent. That unmistakable ‘it’ that brings us together like a weak thread of commonality that runs through different countries. After all, one surely cannot feel utterly foreign in a place that appears, smells and where everybody acts much like home. It’s really the same […]

In Conclusion

March 2, 2010

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Resolution remains a fundamentally human craving. The sense of completeness that something has ended and ended well at that. Few feelings quite compare to that.