Tributes paid to civil rights legend John Lewis

John Lewis, the venerable congressman of Georgia’s fifth congressional district and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom has died at age 80. Often dubbed “the conscience of the Congress”, Lewis was also a solid component of the Civil Rights Movement. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2019. Former President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King III were amongst those who expressed their condolences and their gratitude for Lewis. Obama on Lewis: “He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promises. And through...

Observing Aadi Amavaasai

The new moon in Aadi (July) is one of the three most powerful new moons of the year. Devotees honour their ancestors by observing fasts, feeding crows and bathing in large bodies of natural water to rid themselves of their sins.