Month: July 2015

RIVER OF HEADS

“There is no other no other culture that worships a woman as a goddess. And this is just her power that we honor and do little things, like this fair to keep her happy. Because you see if in a family, a woman is happy everything will be favourable. Our goddess needs to happy.” A sparrow woke us up. After travelling for three days overland, changing buses including seven hours with a goat. In a matter of those hours travelling at night in a time travel bus I was transported from a civil society to a town living thirty years back. A town darkened by the moonless night, wearing a layer of fog only dissected by the headlight of a second world war Mercedes truck. Few 8-seater carriers waiting for the people. In that cold morning the only noise that travelled was their engines running. No body talked. It was freezing, also people were half asleep under their blankets. Few looking straight into nothingness, like tamed intoxicated spirits. My journey to Kalliya had started. I will …