40,000!

By tomorrow, this blog will have reached 40,000 hits. Brings a tear to my eye. Sniff. Want to send me a present to comemorate this auspicious event? Buy me this.

Anyone who’sever engaged in some online dating will find resonance in this story.

For my brown brothers and sisters, I present this article, courtesy of Brother Hrab, which details a contention that modern Hinduism was invented by para-colonial forces. Weirdness, man, weirdness.

Two things to plug:

1) This coming Friday, my sitar guru the great Ustad Shahid Parvez will play a special, intimate (and inexpensive!) concert in Mississauga.

2) Don’t forget to come to the fundraiser I and some friends are organizing for Nov 30th:

OUR WORLD ON THE MEND
Photo exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, 333 Cumberland, Ottawa.
November 30th, 2005
Time: 7pm -11pm
Tickets 10$.
Available at: East India Co, Cafe Shafali and Kanaks

For more information call 858-0620 or 261-0020 or 853-1077

PHOTOS
See images from around the world, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Eritrea, Sri Lanka and other recovering countries.

The exhibition features the work of Lyndon Goveas and Richard von Erlac. There will also be contributions from Monika Taylor-Schreiber, Juliette Rabussier, Nandini Saxena and Apurv Shah.

MUSIC
Includes live music by sitarist Adam Duncan and tabla player Kulpreet Badial.

FOOD
Complimentary hors doeuvres and drink refreshments.

AUCTION
Bring your cheque books! There will be a silent auction of selected works
with proceeds to go to the following charities:

CHARITY
Bruce House and Pakistani earthquake relief: CARE, OXFAM and Save The Children. Tax receipts can be arranged for donations greater than 30$