Tag Archives: India

2014: Interwoven with Others

In a 2014 study, Tanya Luhrmann found that when people hear voices in their heads, the personae and tone of those voices are shaped by culture; in the United States, the voices are threatening and severe, but in Africa and … Continue reading

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2014 : Don’t Mess with Me

Jas Charanjiva: Don’t Mess With Me (2014); see a profile of Charanjiva here.

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1820: Vishnu as Vishvarupa

Jaipur, India – Vishnu as Vishvarupa (1800-1820); “this striking painting shows the blue-skinned Hindu god Vishnu in his form as the Universal Man or Vishvarupa, which means ‘all forms’. The small figures painted on his body refer to his role … Continue reading

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2014: Striking Anganwadi Workers

M.A. Sriram: Striking anganwadi workers (2014) (source). In India, anganwadi centers provide community health and child care support by offering nutrition and health education programs, immunizations, basic health care services (including contraception), and child care.

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2.2 mya: Matsya and the Asura Hayagriva

In Hindu mythology, there are four historical eras, yugas,  that repeat in a cycle; the first of these is the Satya Yuga, followed by the Treta Yuga, the Dvapara Yuga, and, finally, the Kali Yuga. We are presently in a … Continue reading

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1958: Indrani Rahman and a Douglas DC-6

Sunil Janah: Indrani Rahman Born in Chennai, Indrani Rahman was instilled with a sense of independence by her mother, a dancer from Petosky, Michigan who had changed her name from Esther Sherman to Ragini Devi when she’d married Ramalal Balram … Continue reading

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1932: Island Palaces

Yoshida Hiroshi: Island Palaces in Udaipur (1932) Udaipur (1931) El Capitan, from the series The United States (1925) Glittering Sea, from the series Inland Sea (1926) Deer in Kasuga (1928)

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