“I remember my stepfather would beat me with extension cords and hangers, pieces of wood and all kinds of stuff. He would tell me: “It hurts me more than you” “I only did it, because I love you” It communicated the wrong message to me about what love was. So, for many years, I thought Continue Reading »
While watching this, I felt my heartbeats go hard… I felt some deep sad feelings, the emptiness, the hole in the heart, yet not understanding. As I was once a “run away” teenager before, this documentary brought me back so much memory about my past that’s hard to remember now. Most of my childhood, teenage Continue Reading »
Brother & sister of another mother included us in a coming of age ceremony for little Hamir.
The invitation that explains this beautiful tradition courtesy of big Daddy:
– as it is called in marathi – or ‘thread ceremony’ is done when a brahmin boy is about to step into the second of the 4 stages of life set
by the ancient ‘vedas’ (holy books on social and community living).
the second stage is that of a student.
is a ceremony that marks his farewell from his family as he goes to the ashram of his guru to serve & learn from him.
between age 7 & 8 is the time when it is done.
though in modern times it is done according to convenience but…
….surely before marriage….BMBYDCK