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After the first night sleeping at Sidarth, I went to open the curtains and saw something massive and grey above in the corner. The biggest house spider I've ever seen. Tarantula sized. Poor guy. I like spiders, but all I could think about was the spider crawling up Sean Connery in Dr. No in bed in the middle of the night, and the creature in alien that would attach itself to one's face. I couldn't get these images out of my head. I ran to the bathroom and grabbed the small ubiquitous washing pitcher and tried to get him in there. He rolled into a tiny ball. Got him in and flung him outside landing on the fence. I looked at him some more, and thought had I given him a chance, I'd probably had gotten over the initial imputed disturbance and just left him be and sure he'd have left me be.
Last week in McCleod Ganj

December 26th 2011
Spent the last week in McLeod Ganj, Upper Dharamsala. McLeod Ganj was a mountain station during the British Raj, named after the assistant governor of neighboring Punjab state. Teachings with His Holiness were amazing, but for security purposes no camera allowed. I spent last Sunday composing an update here, only to have it vapourize into cyberspace upon saving. I'm in Bodhgaya now ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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