Archive for September, 2008

No Sex Please

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Very funny video spoofing the idea of Intelligent Design from the Richard Dawkins Foundation

http://richarddawkins.net/article,2478,Sexpelled-No-Intercourse-Allowed,RichardDawkinsnet

R.I.P Rick Wright

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Sadly, another founding member of Pink Floyd, Rick Wright, passed away today from cancer.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm

I’m still totally awed by the sound of the Dark Side of the Moon album, one that Wright was instrumental (excuse the rather inappropriate pun) in creating. Incredibly groundbreaking for its time, it stands as a monumental achievment in an amazing career. Sadly, there’s no ‘Great gig in the sky’ to go to.

Onam Festival

Friday, September 12th, 2008
Onam Festival Flower of flowers

Onam Festival Pookalam, a mat made of fresh flowers

I recently started working in India. I’m really loving the place, so much contrast and colour!

Today is the festival of Onam celebrated by the Malayali people in the next state (Kerala), and also here in Tamil Nadu, as many Malayali people live here. The women wear special white sarees trimmed with gold threads, and special food is served.