Monthly Archives: February 2013

Holy Curiosities /

So this guy walks into a bar…

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(Thanks to Julie for the lovely pic of Woo at the Kumbh Mela.)

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You Won’t Believe This Bizarre Bangalore House

In a street filled with single-storey houses, Noel Wilson’s juts up like a skinny football-worshipping minaret. It’s bizarrchitecture!

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Did You Know that Hindus are Actually Buried?!?

I didn’t know Hindus were buried. Like, they’re always cremated, right?

And then we stumbled on our local Hindu graveyard. And realized how wrong we were.

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The Bangalore architect laughed at me when I asked him about it later.

“That’s the great white myth,” he said. “You Westerners still like to romanticize us Indians like the colonialists. But it’s not true. These days, most of us Hindus prefer to be buried.”

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Beautiful Thanaka

It’s Woo’s birthday today. Whoohoo! She took this dazzling picture in Burma. It reminds me of the Diane Arbus girls from so many years ago…

Wish her Happy Birthday at her (way un-updated) blog, TheWooLand Hotel.

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