Raja Parba – Festival of Soil

Raja - Festival of Soil

Read about Odisha’s Raja Parba or Festival of Soil. A three day celebration of Mother Earth. Its assumed that she is menstruating in these three days.

My nephew’s prediction – Varaha kills Corona

#LockdownTales My cousin Aravind’s 6 year old son sketched the following drawing in late March. While he sketches beautifully, I was intrigued by his choice of the “Varaha” avatar of Vishnu to kill Corona and save the Earth. A little background about the Varaha avatar of MahaVishnu. The Varaha (Wild boar) avatar is MahaVishnu’s third … Read more

Apocalypse – Population growth or Some Virus?

In 1969 when I was born the world population was at 3.6 billion. In fifty years it has doubled to 7 billion…… Krishnan and I are happy that we didn’t contribute to this growth as we decided not to have any children. The Earth has limited resources and human beings are not only procreating mindlessly, … Read more