On the Clash of Civilizations

What appears to be a clash of civilizations is really a tension that has always been present within all cultures between two groups which I will designate as A and B. Group A consists of the upholders of anachronistic values, ancient worldviews, and deep-seated cultural insecurity because Group B seems to be on the right […]

On the Golu Festival

While most of the Hindu world is observing the nine-day Navaratri festival, in many South Indian homes there is also another joyous celebration going on. Known as kolu (pronounced as golu), in this festival the family constructs a seven, nine, or eleven tier step-structure and covers it with a nice cloth. Then on the steps […]