Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|New Year, Old Life|| |
| New Year, Old Life|
Today is the New Year's day according to the Hindu calendar.
The festival Yugadi (a.k.a Ugadi and Baisakhi) supposed to signify the good (sweet) and bad (bitter) parts that
constitute life. It is symbolized by exchange of bitter and sweet
edibles with elders, friends, and even with those you've had a fight
during the past year.
This joyous lamentation is depicted beautifully by poet Bendre in his
Song of Yugadi:
As the flowers of Yugadi
in their daily birth, daily death
Man laments his
only one childhood
only one youth.
Yugadi is also the day the construction of the town chariot begins in Honavar for the
annual Car Festival.
Revenge Killings Lead Nowhere
As the Government of Israel and people of Palestine
engage in revenge killings, I am reminded of a profound
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Friday, April 12, 2002|
Last Modified: 1/26/2003
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