Category Archives: Religion/Spirituality

Fortune Teller

Circa 1993. It was  a lazy summer afternoon. A place in interior rural  Bihar, a family was  getting ready for the early evening tea, when they heard this voice on the door… Mayi bhikhsa milegi.. The house-lady went out to … Continue reading

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On Teacher’s Day

Guru Govind Dono Khade Kaake Lagoon Paaye Balihari Guru Aapne, Govind Diyo Bataaye. –Kabir Das Meaning: If My Guru and God himself were to stand infront of me, to whom should I bow first. Well, I choose you my teacher … Continue reading

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Ek Hazaaron Mein, Meri Behna Hai

Phoolon ka Taaron ka, Sabka Kehna Hai. Ek Hazaaron main, meri Behna hai. Another Raksha Bandhan is knocking on the door and I am away from my Didi… missing her and listening to Rakhi Songs… In this new millenium (since … Continue reading

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Bhumihar- The Warrior Brahmins – III

Gotra and Surnames Gotra literally means “Cow-Pen” or “Cow-Shed”. All the families sharing a common cow-pen (where you kept cattle during the night) were generally from a same extended family and hence marriage among them was strictly forbidden. Gotra’s are … Continue reading

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God and Me

[Long Due Post: Started writing first on 21st October 2005] I have faced these kind of question many a times; Do you believe in this? do you believe in that ? What is your opinion about this thing?.. and among … Continue reading

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Bhumihar- The Warrior Brahmins – II

[The Disclaimer from my previous post stands true here as well] Bhumihars are known as Babhan. They are a community of Brahmins who have taken up Land and given up (TYAGI) priest craft (begging and doing Karmakand) even though there … Continue reading

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Bhumihar- The Warrior Brahmins – I

[Disclaimer: The content of this and upcoming posts are collected over the web, and dont necessarily contain any standard information, its just my tribute to the caste to which I belong and doesnt try to create any impression of superiority … Continue reading

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