Pic courtesy - The Hindu
In Indian boardrooms, we hardly see any colour and some sense of national identity. Why do we don dresses that are appropriate in some other climate, and also use extra energy to cool. Big Paradox!
The Lord's abode is in the news, because material treasures have been found in secret vaults under the temple precincts. I can't help contrasting this event with the other incidents where treasure taken away from India have been merrily auctioned away. If kings and chieftains elsewhere in India had also reposited / donated similarly, Indian history and civics and perhaps even geopgraphy would have been very, very different! View this slideshow from a recent visit to Sree Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple, this April.
"It is sad to see intricate jewellery and artefacts displayed in innumerable museums in the West when they should rightly be displayed at where they belong — our temples. How these treasures disappeared from India is narrated in Peter Watson's “Sotheby's: The Inside Story.” Let's hope that ruthless elements do not devour the treasures discovered in the vaults of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. We need to study the history of our country in its real glory …