Culture & Society

What is sanctity, baba?

What is sanctity, baba?

This is the question I asked a Sadhu at the holiest site in all of Hinduism: by the ghats by the Ganga river in Varanasi, India. The question was prompted by witnessing the treatment of a man whom many, many people by the ghats , the previous weeks had called out loud, some of them,…

Feel me, money? Slow money better than no money.

Feel me, money? Slow money better than no money.

The issue of local businesses struggling under the muscle of established financial giants is something that concerns all those who run a business unrelated to the marketing budgets and reach of the chains, brand names and franchises dominating the market. How can we boost the turnover of local businesses? Well, its easy isn’t it? We…

Would You Fall To The Occasion?

Would You Fall To The Occasion?

Tedious situations. Like when the police show up just as you’re sitting in a sacred spot, lighting up some herb in Shiva’s honor with a holy man? Or the persecution of Jesus by Rome… or how Pilate’s nerves as a ruler were on edge when Good ‘Ol Yeshua of House Yahweh was running rampant in…

Appropriately Appropriated

Appropriately Appropriated

– What is cultural appropriation, anyway? On Saturday, April 14th, the Norwegian Turban Day was celebrated in the city center of Oslo. The traditional Sikh headwear is on days like this a novelty. Like the feathered headpiece of Native Americans on halloween, only condoned and encouraged by its originators. Earlier the same day I was…

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