Holy, in a temple, and mortal, on the pavement....
23rd Nov 2008, 05:42
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Ramanashramam is open to everyone, all day and evening. This is the samadhi (Ramana's grave) in the main hall. My favourite place is behind the samadhi. I go there nearly every day and circle the grave a few times before going for a walk. It's not out of religious practice, it just feels nice and quiet, something I enjoy.
23rd Nov 2008, 05:40
The whole family are going to Grandma's granddaughter's engagement do.
Every two weeks, Nandi is washed, dressed and decorated, and honored in a ceremony (pooja). The family in charge know us quite well and we're always invited to go and later eat blessed food.
23rd Nov 2008, 05:34
A lot of the work is done by hand, with hammers and chisels. They also use pneumatic drills, some kind of explosive, and trucks.
Our house is just behind the quarries. Sometimes they work at night too. Some of the quarries are full of water, it can be good for swimming.
I went to buy some photo paper to do pinhole photography. But no one stocks it anymore! Even my usual supplier. I bought some paints instead. And went to wonderful (and free) classical concerts on both nights.
18th Nov 2008, 06:19
18th Nov 2008, 06:18
Modernisation is coming really quick. This are the latest buses in Chennai, and you can see the evolution.
18th Nov 2008, 06:15