Month: July 2015

RIVER OF HEADS

Two sparrows came into my room through the mirror. It was placed facing the big window. I woke up in Kalliya, Nepal. I had learnt about Gadhimai mela through a friend a month ago. Imagining about it in Delhi It will be one month later; one morning that I will realize that a festival of this magnitude still exists. It was said that around four lac animals were culled together out in the open on the first day as an offering to the goddess five years ago. It has come again. Many countries have already asked the Nepal government to stop the killings. India banned animals coming from its country crossing over to Nepal- a big move as the majority of people coming to the fair come from Bihar, India. Under severe international pressure I will hope all along that something might happen on the day and killings will not take place this time. I will admit that it was eerily exciting. And that excitement took a leap a week ago when in a matter …