For all the focus in the Gita on action rather than outcome, a book review, let alone a verdict, seems almost superfluous. As a novice reader of the Gita, I would recommend this book. I am glad this was my last read of 2016.
A few months ago, Buzzfeed writer Rega Jha published a list of 26 questions that Indians are sick of answering. Number 3: "Do you speak Hindu?" Her response: Yup, fluently. And I can say a couple of things in Muslim and Christian too." The Hindi/Hindu mix-up is a constant problem for foreigners, even for those of … Continue reading H is for Hindu
Wednesday, 19 September marked the beginning of the 10-day festival celebrating the birthday of Ganesha, the Hindu god of good fortune and remover of obstacles. To non-Hindus, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him perhaps the most easily recognizable Hindu god. Because of his association with prosperity and new ventures, Ganesha is adored in India’s financial capital. … Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi
Brian gets only one day off a week: Sunday. Very often, we do errands or just hang around Powai for the day, but this Sunday we went sightseeing. We had learned about a tour through the Walkshwar temple area of Malabar Hill. We went to a Jain temple, Banganga tank, and a dhobi ghat (outside … Continue reading Banganga tank