India-The Value of Education and Stubbornness

Education is of very great importance to me, followed by the quality of stubbornness. Like many families, my relatives don't like to talk much about feelings. Dark secrets are buried and many tales are hidden away. As Yuval Noah Harari, writes in his book, Sapien, all cultures are based on stories and those in power decide which stories are will dominate. But …

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India-Celebrating Indian Style-Part 3-Blowing Up Evil

Picture from indiamarks.com The Hindu holiday, Dussehra, symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. Rama, a major deity, kills Ravana who has kidnapped Rama's wife, Sita. Sita is a revered goddess for her virtues of good character, good fortune, success and happiness. Rama's skill as an archer brings down not only Ravana but his brother, …

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India-Celebrating Indian Style-Part 2-Meeting a Maharaja (Maharao)

Before the parade, we had the privilege of meeting 84 year old, Maharao (Hindu for Maharaja) Brijraj Singh. His family ruled the princedom of Kota from the 17th century to 1949 when India was granted independence from Britain. He is still revered and has served as great influence in his community and government affairs. Maharao …

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