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valli has contributed to 32 out of 1,758 total posts (1.82% of total).
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Re: Non-Indians Wearing Indian Clothing 4/13/2006 11:56:02 AM   (Total replies: 1)
Yes, people do notice this clothing, but not as much as 10 years ago! The world is really coming closer together in this and other regards. And I think you are correct: people usually look in admiration. A long time ago I was on a trip to Mexico, and my Indian clothing got rave reviews. The Indians in India love when Americans wear salwars and saris. A lot of misinformed Americans call salwars "saris." I was in good old WAL MART the other day, and I was amazed at how Indian influenced the ...

Hinduism Today digital 4/7/2006 11:10:25 AM   (Total replies: 1)
Just wanted to let everyone know Hinduism Today magazine is now digital. It discusses the challenges of cross cultural marriages periodically among a broad range of modern family topics. The address is:

Re: Hindu temple etiquette 4/17/2006 5:07:21 PM   (Total replies: 1)
Hi Echo. Have you visited the temple yet? As an American born, I have found people to be very open and helpful in theU.S. in recent years. This was not the case in the earlier years here. A lot of the rough edges have been smoothed out. I read Priya's list of guidelines and thought it was really to the point. Don't be afraid to go. People will help you. One point is that traditionally women do not attend the temple or go in their shrine rooms when they have their periods. They take ...

Re: Hindu temple etiquette 4/24/2006 11:04:43 AM   (Total replies: 1)
Hi Priya, It is a tradition isn't it? [about the periods] Maybe our psyche is just too distracted to fully participate when we have cramps, moods and the other details. Maybe it gives women a short break to rest and just feel her own nature and changes. I have had to miss a lot of things because of this rule, but I can recall using that time for my own solitude in a good way. Are you from Chennai?

Re: Hindu temple etiquette 5/11/2006 11:32:55 AM   (Total replies: 1)
That's great. Montreal Murugan Temple, 1611 St. Regis BLVD, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec. The website address is

Re: Hindu temple etiquette 5/8/2006 11:26:17 AM   (Total replies: 1)
Hi Priya, I know, soometimes there is time to be on the computer and sometimes not. I am going to be in Montreal at the end of this month for a kumba abishekam.[temple official opening] The group I am connected to is having a granite temple carved just outside of Bangalore and shipped in crates to Kauai, Hawaii. Best wishes, Valli

Re: Hindu temple etiquette 6/6/2006 10:50:29 AM   (Total replies: 1)
Priya, Hope you have had or are having a nice visit. I am just returning from travelling. The kumbaabishekkam in Montreal was wonderful. It was the first temple consecration I've ever seen and I loved every minute. Much joy and power and happy faces of the community. Valli

Re: Favorite Plants? 6/8/2006 4:44:31 PM   (Total replies: 1)
Hope everything in flowerland and all is good. I am racing around to all the garden centers gathering colors and putting them together now that it is almost safe to not freeze in our zone. I think it is so fun to buy what I like and just put it together as inspired once back at the house. If you can get some fresh rosemary, it is so good with roasted potatoes and garlic. Best wishes, Valli

Re: Favorite Plants? 6/13/2006 4:49:01 PM   (Total replies: 1)
Hi Tabby, I am sorry about your weather conditions and the effect it is having on your plant babies. They are so smart and know when things are off. I remember a recent droughty summer. I think most of my normally happy plants felt suicidal. It was a bad time. Well you could try the soap on one and see. Kind of the science project spirit? Maybe get some new heat loving ...

Re: Favorite Plants? 5/18/2006 3:01:58 PM   (Total replies: 1)
Hi there, Hmm. Great success story. Is the coffee thing a rose thing as well, do you know? I try to be cheap when I can because there are all those things that you can't. My absolute favorite is the thrift shop. Valli ps i'll be gone starting next week for about 10 days. Can you water my plants? Just kidding. So it means I haven't gotten burned out; i'm just away.

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