Of Burning Men and Sinking Gods

Social Commentary

Of Burning Men and Sinking Gods

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza/ Arré


he last two weeks have seen two major celebrations on either side of the globe go by. On one side, a haven of neo-spirituality (drugs and alcohol included). On the other, a haven of traditional spirituality (drugs and alcohol included). In Nevada, at the Burning Man festival, a number of half-naked women took selfies in a desert, and in Mumbai, at the Ganesh Utsav, a number of overclothed men perspired all over the streets leading up to the beach.