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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India-Celebrating, Indian Style, Part 1-Getting Ready for the Parade

I loved India, I think it rates as one of my favorite trips. My senses had to work overtime to take it all in because nothing about the country is ordinary. I was captivated by its intensity and since, I am very visual, I enjoyed feasting on continuous rainbows of color and textures at every …

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India-My Pandora’s Box, Painful Pondering

17 days in India, a place filled with thousands and thousand of details, each significant.  I had direct experience, I didn't use computers or TV screens to separate me from reality.  I saw, heard, and smelled India and it was overwhelming. I'm in The US now, a place of physical order, roads are paved, the …

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