Understanding Spirit Possession-1

A significant percentage of people have witnessed or listened to personal accounts of spirit possession. It is ubiquitous in almost all regions of the world. In a cross-cultural survey published in 'Religion, altered states of consciousness and social change' by anthropologist Erika Bourguignon documented the presence of institutionalized possession in 74% of the societies included. …

Go Corona Go

On the evening of 19th March, India's PM once again addressed the nation in his signature style, at 8 PM for the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. In his address, he urged Indians to observe a 14-hour lasting curfew on Sunday and clap and beat plates at 5 PM for 5 minutes. Seemingly, the intention was …

Delhi: A dying city

Yesterday I came across an article on the internet. It was about Twitterati posting pictures of Delhi before and after the Diwali celebration. Post-Diwali pictures were horrendous. They reminded me of images printed on the back page of kids’ magazines, cautioning readers to stop polluting the environment else situation will be like this. Those pictures predicted that …