Posts Tagged: anthropology

Changing Cultural Landscape of New York City
June 5, 2012
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Completely exhausted and enervated three quarters into a 90-minute hot yoga workout, the voice of Kathryn Leary — an instructor at a Bikram Yoga facility in New York City reciting the great Sufi poet Rumi — invigorates and refreshes me. As the entire class lies on the floor focused on their breathing, Kathryn quotes from […]
Debunking Aryan-Dravidian Myth
September 27, 2009
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For some it takes an Ivy League university’s research to accept a position; for others the stamp of approval from a prestigious think tank is necessary. But there are some people who dare to rely less on the authority of western institutions and more on their own “indigenous” common sense. When my wife wrote an article challenging the myth of the Aryan-Dravidian divide several years ago, I was less than impressed.