Monthly Archives: June 2010

Rites of Passage and the Different Paradigms of Hinduism and Christianity

On Saturday I went round to the family house for a “Havan”.  It is a purifying Hindu blessing for, in this case, the arrival of new members of the family in the form of Aria and Aman, my cousins’ newly … Continue reading

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Kama Sutra, Tantric Sex and all that!

One of the wonders of the east that always fascinated the Victorian British was the place of sex in Indian culture and society.  Rumours of Eastern sexuality became renowned in Britain through the work of one Captain Sir Richard Burton. … Continue reading

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Documentary Promo Finished!

Well, it’s all done. With the help of Julian, Phil and Madz from Running Frog, the documentary promo is finished. Go to: http://vimeo.com/12400732 to watch it. Enjoy, and please leave comments, either here, or on the video page. Ash

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India’s understated leader

If you think the recent election and formation of a coalition government here provided for political drama, you’d find Indian politics rather terrifying.  India’s politicians cover every part of the social spectrum, from upper-class (and caste) Brahmins like India’s first … Continue reading

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