In Msanzi, on several occasions, I was offered a lot of money to grow my hair so it could be turned into a weave for a colleague’'s wife or girlfriend. I turned down these inappropriate propositions because hair is a spiritual extension of the body in some cultures, including my own (I am Tamil).
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of being just one of many South Africans to enter the newly reconstructed Soccer City stadium in Nasrec, Johannesburg. It's an amazing piece of architecture that can seat 94,000 people at capacity and resembles a dried-out calabash that's commonly used to serve traditionally brewed African beer to elders within … Continue reading Sport: Bringing SA together, one game at a time
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I watched a filmic adaption of a popular novel that was candid yet so beautifully portrayed that it made the idea of India real to me for the first time in a long while... You see, I'm not what you would call a typical "Indian" - I do not like spicy curries, don't wear saris … Continue reading Bringing India home
A fellow blogger and friend of mine wrote a post recently that got me thinking about US President Barack Obama's inaugural speech and our own political situation in South Africa. Though I don't agree with Suzy's line of questioning in her post, I want to pose a slightly different take on the subject matter...What … Continue reading Dare to be inspired!