Freedom - the wind blowing in their hair.
HANUMAN and his retinue are short of breath on the southern most tip of AYODHYA, after leaving behind the burning monster of the Jungle.
They are the last Vanara search party to travel even further south - it is the last chance for RAMA and LAKSMAN to locate their friend SITA.
But not before the VANARA meets an unexpected friend who may know the whereabouts of SITA.
Sita remains prisoner and under King Ravana’s unrelenting gaze but just for today his majesty's attention is turned to a rare gift from the countryside:
A WHITE ELEPHANT
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THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVITY NOW.
Wow, it's been a long two weeks since the last newsletter and a lot has changed, but be assured Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance will still continue.
We can all agree in the importance of creativity and people in our lives especially in these darkening times throughout the world.
Reflecting on the diversity of creative activities in galleries, books, television & cinema and online, I know that the world will survive well into 21st century and beyond,because of the power of creative and responsible expression.
The importance of doing this and participating in the creative process, even if you are only a consumer, is never more crucial than when creating a positive opposition to ANY intolerance and defending those spaces for freedom that have been constructed over the last few decades.
I know that more than others as I have lived and tried to do it in places that have for a long time sought to resist the forces of progressive change.
I am able to continue my work thanks to the support of family and friends, and the development of communications technology which enables me, even from my rather distant and restrictive location.
We should not allow anyone to stop us doing our work.
The very timely BBC Reith Lecturer of 2016 Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah addresses the idea of Culture and why we should abandon the term 'Western Civilisation' the program can be found here
RAMAYANA: THE THREAD OF LUMINANCE takes a break for December and 2016 as HANUMAN gets his own comic for HANUYANA ISSUE 1: A JOURNEY ACROSS THE SEA.