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Reflecting on Hindi TV as an Autoethnographer: Mahabharat and Hindu Epics

Watching the first episode of the 1988 Hindi TV-series Mahabharat and accounting for my experience by live-tweeting my thoughts and opinions on the show has left me with a lot of questions. 1,035 more words

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Deal with Yourself: Or Why MNDFLness is Bad for You

Recently, mindfulness has become the latest self-help craze in the United States, especially as it connects with Buddhist meditation practices. Writers at the New York Times  1,472 more words

Rama and Sita

My portrayal of Rama and Sita, the leading man and lady from the Hindu epic known as the Ramayana. When I was an expat kid growing up in Singapore, every October or so our school would celebrate the holiday of Diwali by telling us their story. 87 more words

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Alcohol In Predominately Hindu India

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One of India’s most-populous states recently banned alcohol. Mayhem ensued.
Praveen Kumar, in a white sleeveless vest, says he is too afraid to a drink since prohibition started in April. 854 more words

Medicinal Herb or Myth? Indian Official Proposes Hunt for Sanjivani of Lore

A government minister wants to spend nearly $4 million in search of the plant, which is said to grow in the Himalayas and which a Hindu epic claims has the power to revive the dying. 10 more words

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Medicinal Herb or Myth? Indian Official Proposes Hunt for Sanjivani of Lore

A government minister wants to spend nearly $4 million in search of the plant, which is said to grow in the Himalayas and which a Hindu epic claims has the power to revive the dying. 10 more words

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Learning about Balance: Pura Besakih

Pura Besakih, the mother temple of Bali, over 2000 years old and 1000m above sea level, has sat high on my Balinese bucket list since long before I arrived. 423 more words

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