Cultural (Mis)Appropriation of Kali’s Rage: A Perspective

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“Salutations be to you, O Narayani, you who have the power of creation, sustentation, and destruction and are eternal. You are the substratum and embodiment of the three gunas. Salutations be to you, O Narayani, O you who are intent on saving the dejected and distressed that take refuge under you. O you, Devi, who remove sufferings of all.” (Devi Mahatmya, 11:11-12)

A few weeks ago during one of the more recent tumultuous periods of American politics, online protesters started to black out their Facebook profiles. In the process, I noticed something rather concerning when I peeked in a discussion on the topic. Continue reading “Cultural (Mis)Appropriation of Kali’s Rage: A Perspective”

Writing While Employed: Intellectual Property and Learning Moments Involved

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I recovered from a skin cancer scare that was a negative (the good negative), and later then took precautions after Facebook logged off 90 million of their users. This was after a reported attack on 50 million of them. In the midst of this, I started to work on the process of getting one of my short stories submitted somewhere. Continue reading “Writing While Employed: Intellectual Property and Learning Moments Involved”

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