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... facts can I dazzle you with? Pepper is not a tree nor a root plant but a creeper. It was so valuable in the past it was known as 'black gold'. If you have a cold, crush some black pepper and mix it with rum. Cardoman is a spice growing close to the ground. It is the world's third most expensive spice [saffron #1 and vanilla #2]. Yours truly first guessed cloves; ta da! It is good for a toothache.
Nutmeg is the male plant. Nutmate is the female plant. Our guide said it ...
... Shroud of Turin (although hopefully Gandhi's cloth is not a fake). This is definitely the seed of a new religion, if it isn't already in bloom. I'm all for venerating Gandhi for his remarkable accomplishments, but his depiction in popular Indian culture has definitely moved into legend. He was believed to be a demigod in less educated regions of India while he lived and now the messianic myths are free to multiply. It's no different to deifying ...
... to Sai`s home we were warmly greated by his mother, whom we were told to refer to as Aunty. "Happy Welcome!", she said and gave us hugs. I already felt she was my Auntie! I thought we would wander around the village they lived in, stay the night, and leave the next day. However, Auntie and Uncle already had an elaborate two day set agenda of activities for us. We were to go to the temple that evening, then the next day a visit to the palace, followed by a trip to ...
... their four entrances. The gopurams are covered with an array of painted statues of gods, goddesses, demons, and heroes. In the center of the temple, the inner sanctuary containing the images of the gods, the Holy of Holies, is in most places only open to Hindus.
Unfortunately photographs were not allowed inside the temple, one of the more fantastic buildings in India. Much of the ...
... here, I can tell you). Blimey. And that’s not all, through their consulting arm “LAICO” they work with more than 300 hospitals in developing countries worldwide to try and spread the “Aravind way”. Now this is a true social enterprise with a mission.
So what the hell were we doing there? Bob met Thulsi, the head honcho of LAICO and former head of the Madurai hospital, at a conference in London a couple of years ...