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About sunsur81

A gatherer of thoughts...exploring myths,metaphors and expressions of life...

Random-Musings #1: “The Self Cannot Be Gendered”

“Gender equality, equality between men and women, entails the concept that all human beings, both men and women, are free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without the limitations set by stereotypes, rigid gender roles and prejudices. Gender … Continue reading

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The Man On The Train

“The Face on the Wall’ by E.V. Lucas, thought Venkat absent-mindedly. It was his all time favourite short story, perhaps the classiest piece of fiction he had come across. Venkat had read the story in his first year at college … Continue reading

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God’s Own Dish

Along with commemorating our country’s Independence Day, this week also saw many celebrating the festival of “Janamashtmi”…the day observed to honour the birth of Lord Krishna, the playful multi-dimensional figure of our ancient scriptures. One can write reams upon reams … Continue reading

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Of Forest-bathing

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness… Keep close to Nature’s heart and break clear away, once in a while….climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir … Continue reading

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Tales From An Ancient City ~ III

(This concluding piece on the Allahabad-story is an exploration of what makes Sangam special~) Rituals of riverside bathing find mention in almost all our ancient texts and scriptures. From our parents, specially my father and mother-in-law who had spent much … Continue reading

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Tales From An Ancient City ~ II

“India as a country,” wrote Shashi Tharoor many years ago “manages to live in several centuries at the same time”. Sangam~the river-confluence~ that lies on the outskirts of Allahabad is a living example. Mythological time, historical chronology and this hi-tech … Continue reading

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Tales From An Ancient City ~ I

Some words, some names, even some places draw quirky flash-cards from your memory. So it is with the city of Allahabad. Every time i hear or read that name, a memory of a childhood pencil and paper game pops up. … Continue reading

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