Saturday, November 05, 2005

kalighat painting



see what i found!

6 comments:

medusa said...

it is called a "pot"....am jusss showing off....

uglygirl said...

yeah like in potuas, eh eh. showing off right back.

L>T said...

ugly girl, forgive me for butting in, but I have a burning question:
Do hindus follow the cycle of life as you have written down? I mean, what does one do when they are very old? Or how does one denounce the world? what is the attitude as you see it?

uglygirl said...

well! not really, not like come 50, one starts contemplating spirituality and come 75 they leave home, no way. i suppose it happened earlier, like in the last millenium or something, but as people get older they say things like,"now its my time to think of god" or "i dont need anything, just my daily prayers to god". but of course life goes on, and one is still worrying bout retirement and pension,and kids, and grandkids etc.

older people, especially women seem more religious( um...spiritual) but thats cos they belonged to a generation, which was devout(by and large).i dont think i or my generation will be like that.

we hindus, are not taught our religion and what little i know is general knowledge, and not cos i've read the gita or anything!

L>T said...

O.K. I think i understand. It's natural to think about the afterlife as a person gets older.
I don't know if it's just the last generation (people here are not so diff. from people there) or has always been, but,as much as I hate to admit it 'spirituality' is an issue as a person gets older. That is why I write about life after death. I think the hindu womens' way is practical.

serendipiduous said...

arent the colours absolutely mesmerising... and the saree she is wearing do u think its dhakai muslin (of "passing through a ring" fame)???