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Post by nandu » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:30 am

I had promised long back to write about Onam (to James), but had sadly reneged on it. :oops:

I have updated my blog this week with a post about Onam. This I think will offer some sort of redemption. :)

The Returning King

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Post by JamesN. » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:30 pm

Nandu what a truly grand story! Thank you so much for giving us a look into such a beautiful part of your world; how magical it must be. I can see why you look forward to celebrating this festival every year; it must really be something to experience. I came across this site that seems to provide a small bit of extra background into what you were sharing although it probably doesn't even begin to come close to actually being there.

http://www.onamfestival.org/

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Post by nandu » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:22 am

James,

What I wrote on the blog was only partial. Hopefully I will continue on the same theme later.

Kerala is a country where people live very close to nature. So our myths, legends and fairy tales are full of earth and wood spirits. Our festivals are also very much linked to earth and vegetation.

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Post by nandu » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:06 pm

Join me in wishing Happy Birthday to

The son every mother wants to have

The lover every girl desires

The brother every woman looks to for protection

The friend to whom everyone turns for help and advice in time of need

The one and only LORD KRISHNA

Happy Birthday!

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Post by JamesN. » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:10 pm

:idea: 8) :)
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Post by nandu » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:36 am

Greetings to all on the occasion of

GANDHI JAYANTHI

Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.

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Post by JamesN. » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:56 am

nandu wrote:Greetings to all on the occasion of

GANDHI JAYANTHI

Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.

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Indeed Nandu; a very special person. Using Gandhi as a model what he was able to bring about in India is just staggering to consider. Someone like him in these times could be such a huge asset. Think of the Middle East as just one example. ( I like the fact that he was a human being and not some deified and worshipped image. ) I think this was part of Joseph Campbell's understanding about myth in that we are all able to wake to the Buddha or Christ consciousness within us and that is what Gandhi did to my way of thinking. 8)

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Post by JamesN. » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:50 am

This is truly awesome; check it out! 8)

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Post by nandu » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:38 pm

I have succeeded in introducing Joseph Campbell to two young people over the past month.

One is a girl I met on Goodreads website and incidentally became fast friends with. The other is a boy, one of the cousins of my wife who is studying art in the Netherlands. He read my blog and became interested in mythology.

Just thought I'd share.

:)

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Post by JamesN. » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:33 am

Very cool Nandu. It might have a very important influence on them; ( it did on my life). 8) :wink:
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Post by JamesN. » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:57 pm

The Pope has just issued a very interesting statement about the Big Bang theory that will undoubtedly rattle a few cages. :o

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wor ... no-wizard/
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