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... whhhaaaaat! Another interesting experience was our visit to the bamboo centre, where we spent the morning helping the female workers sand incense holders and learnt about the uses of bamboo. We spent another lovely morning in the local village school doing a Tamil cooking course. Once Mama G had learnt her own name (having first introduced herself as Ruth), we began by dressing in Saris, drinking some Chai and learning about some of the ...
... so that at sunrise, the sun’s rays can fall on the ‘Arjuna’s Penance’ to accentuate its glory. If you take a close look at the boulder of rock, your eyes will catch the view of a frail Arjun, an elephant family, a Nag family emerging from the Ganges, an imitating cat and numerous demigods. Your pupils will dilate in bewilderment at the *************e over the vertical rock with unmatched intricacy.
A short distance away, we went to ...
India Blog 25, The Search. October 13th
I’m watching brahmin priests wave peacock feather fans over a flower wrapped statue. There’s music playing from the speakers on all sides. Everyone is seated on the floor, staring ahead at the actions of their holy men. I’m doing my best to sit up straight and pay my respects to a tradition I simply don’t understand.
It’s at this point I feel a surprise. There are tears welling up in my eyes. Why? ...
... spicy meal, which made my day and went home. It was great to see how Indian ceremonies are similar to ours. They use the same general format of the program, technology and give similar messages to us at a farewell. There is the prestigious nurse, entertainment, gracious tank yous and cheering for the popular kids and not for the unpopular kids. It was all surprisingly western seeming, especially the Spanish Capella group. It also went 2 hours over time like our events, I fell ...