Getting back into the grove after my recent holiday with this poster of HANUMANRead More
Coloring books are all the rage I'm told and I was pleasantly surprised to find out the one of my Patrons produced a colouring book inspired by her home of Switzerland. Published last year in Switzerland and neighbouring Germany the book is a joyful and mediative experience which me and my family are busy working our way through.Read More
RUN FOR COVER
Hanuman has successfully retrieved the herb needed by the volunteer medics to cure the poisoning of our heroes Rama and Laksman as the dangerous shadows gather on the peripheral of the camp.Read More
40. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
No time to recover from their sudden illness both RAMA, LAKSMAN and the VANARA are ambushed by RAVANA's elite army forces at the encampment in the heart of the LANKA CITY.
Tired of being humiliated and having his city and rule held hostage, the KING's patience has finally broken and to hell to what the world witnesses for the ROYAL RAKSASA ARMY will gain revenge (and if that means spilling a few pints of VANARA, FALAN and RAKSASA bystanders' blood so be it.).
Nothing will stand in RAVANA's way and his wedding to SITA!!!
JET LAGGED BUT HAPPY TO BE BACK.
I arrived back in Phnom Penh Airport last night having travelled across Asia, the Middle East and Central Europe to write this HTML and to get back to work on the remaining issues of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance.
After three weeks in my homeland of the United Kingdom where I avoided all work - well okay not forgetting to write these emails and continue posting on Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance's social media channels, I had a wonderful time catching up with long time friends and family before enjoying the best of (free) art galleries in London before catching my flight back here.
I am now recovering from jet lag, but still managing to find the time to point you all to some interesting blog posts that are available at ramyan.net
An unrelenting RAVANA orders his son PRINCE INDRAJIT to continue the onslaught of the VANARA in his city of LANKA and use his secret weapon KUMBHAKARNA to pound the remnants of resistance to dust as a confused and disorientated RAMA and LAKSMAN seek shelter in the conclusion to War Part 1 THINGS FALL APART released on 1 August.
The film is never boring even over it's long runtime using original music and voice over from their admiring male cousin to describe the progress of the girls and eventually young woman training. I can see why the film resonated with so many this is a story of aspiration and ambition for the Mahivar and his daughter against the low ambition of his compatriots who are satisfied with bronze.Read More
Ms Mantel lectures has been covering controversial topics such as the liberals that both historians and fiction authors take when looking back at perceived history and the liberties that both writers take with their subject and the complicate relationship between fact and fiction and that their respective audience (or readers) take from works as facts.Read More
A CURE IS NEEDED
Ravana and his royal family make a show of unity in front of the adoring masses of Lanka City whilst Sita continues her artistic resistance within the Palaces walls and Hanuman learns of a mysterious figure helping provide medical assistance to the camp.Read More
I hate to be a cassandra but the Arts Council of England and the venues pay only limited lip service to Diversity and its true potential. Sure there some truly ambiguous small performance spaces (dance and theatre) but the medium to large organisations are largely unrepresentative of the communities they serve. I've volunteered in the development office of one in the south west (and even wrote a report on diversity for senior management team) but I saw no action om the issue even with ACE making Diversity one of it's key four priorities in regard to funding.Read More
Small post today - saw this short inspirational video on BBC THREE YouTube channel that caught my eye. Its about a petit British Muslim woman participating in Muay Thai and has become the current world champion. In the video she talks about overcome the barriers in learning the martial art that, as followers of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance will know is inspired the carvings found in South East Asia of the Vanara brothers Valin and Sugriva sparing in Kishkindha.Read More
Today marks the day that in 1932 the Thai Constitution declared that the South East Asian country shall have a constitutional monarchy and ending hundreds of years of absolute Monarchy but rather celebrating the fact Thailands current Military Junta has decide to ban screenings of one of the most famous Charlie Chaplin Film 'The Great Dictator' - which if you remember was filmed, produced and released before the rise of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Facisim in Europe leading eventually to World War 2 and the loss of millions of lives.Read More
And there's no one whose worked more tirelessly in helping his fellow country men than Dr. Mechai Viravaidya aka Mr Condom (his name now literally means Condom in Thailand) In this weeks People Fixing the World from the BBC World Service takes a long look at this exceptional individual and his entrepreneurial spirit in taking not one but two of the late twentieth centuryRead More
Vanara Impose there vast numbers on the infrastructure of LANKA CITY.
In a show of strength the Vanara act on their threats to take control of RAVANA's City occupying the main civilian airport and choke off all (non-violent) resistance as the police without orders are left looking on.Read More
THE SIEGE CONTINUES
The Vanara bring chaos to the streets of LANKA CITY, blockading major government offices and important places with a festival of disobedience and democracy. All organised within the Vanara compound by RAMA and SUGRIVA.
HANUMAN and LAKSMAN find their own ways to show their own resistance whilst SITA and RAVANA watches all the action from the safety of the Palace.Read More