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Money is not what matters ( or why less is more)

One common belief is that the universe is pure abundance and all we need to do is to plug into an infinite supply of material wealth to abandon our scarcity-ridden mindset. Because money is there, it has to be spent. … Continue reading

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India : Dussehra, a festival to celebrate the social order

Every autumn, hindus all over India celebrate Dussehra, an important religious festival which commemorates the victory of Good over Evil. During this period, at Kota ( Rajasthan), actors play “ramlila” for 30 evenings ( Everywhere else, it lasts 10 days.). A”ramlila” is … Continue reading

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India : when children deserve to be killed by their own family…

Fear has descended on Alinagar, a village in Muzaffarnagar district ( in the state of Uttar pradesh, northern India). Most of its adult residents have gone, they are hiding for fear of being arrested because of an incident in which two … Continue reading

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India : why sex is still a dirty word ?

India is the country which gave the world its first treatise on sex ( Kamasutra), which boasts a rich tradition of erotic architecture and where sex was part of formal education till the 13° century. But in modern India, the … Continue reading

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Dawoodi Bohra

Indian Islam is multiform : it counts many sects and divisions. The above photo shows grooms ( there are 108 !) participating at a collective marriage. They are parading in the streets of Udaipur before reaching the mosque where the … Continue reading

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India : family ties beyond death

While traveling in India,  many times  I have seen  a strong relationship between fathers and sons.  It can be explained by religious and cultural reasons.  An hindu like to feel he is one with the universe, in harmony with the … Continue reading

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