Indian culture now includes Tibetan influence, as after the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalia Lama along with his followers were given shelter in India. At Calangute on the road to Baga, one comes across a Tibetan market selling their cultural art forms in many ways, from ornaments, jewellery as seen here, to musical instruments I have never seen before. Its nice to walk across and see all the stuff up for sale, and meet these peace loving people. One wonders how it feels knowing that their country is far away, and perhaps wish to be back. How does one feel, being away? They are of course Indians now, and although the sorrow of being away from ones country, or more likely the sorrow of being snatched a country is bitter pain, one hopes its some what consoled in the soothing embrace of India.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
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