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An Elephant-Sized Farewell

I was promised that there would be fifty-one elephants at the Keralan Festival near Kollam on Friday. When I arrived I was too overwhelmed by all of the gold-bedecked pachyderms, the banging drums, clashing cymbals, dancing men and smiling faces … Continue reading

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Feel Embraced

At least ten other passengers – mostly foreigners and a few Indians – were already crossing the bridge to Amma a.k.a “The Hugging Mother’s” ashram, when I stepped off the Backwater ferry. I shouldered my backpack and followed them toward … Continue reading

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Oh, Sweatered Goats of Varanasi

A team of internet marketing consultants in Bangalore, using sophisticated, proprietary analytic software, has confirmed that the single overwhelming force driving traffic to my blog – indeed, the main trend powering all commerce and entertainment on the interweb today – … Continue reading

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