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An Indian in Bergen – or a US citizen in Bergen? (or shall we call it – the importance of knowing your Hing”?)

So we walk around looking for stores where they sell Indian (ish) vegetables, spices and grains and legume – we exhibit mannerisms and mixed accents that reveal us as “ugly Americans”… who are we? Who are we when we whip out an American Express card sheepishly as we run out of Norwegian Kroners? Who am […]

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cheer us on – Spin-along, spin-in, spin- out….

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/spin-along-virtual-but-actual-spin-in-2012-2013 https://www.facebook.com/CyberdivaliveCreations

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Lacemakers …crochet…generations

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(Auto) ethnographic streaming project currently in progress on my FB stream

One aspect of it will possibly be presented soon (details forthcoming) as “Gandhi’s Granddaughters Scattered Worldwide: Spinning, Weaving and other Craft(ed) Networks in (Post)Modernity” Radhika Gajjala | Create Your Badge

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Sankranthi Subhaakankshalu

“Sankranti is the Sanskrit word in Indian Astrology which refers to the transmigration of the Sun from one R?shi (sign of the zodiac) to another. Hence there are 12 such sankrantis in all. However, the Sankranti festival usually refers to Makara Sankaranti, or the transition of the Sun from Dhanu rashi (Sagittarius) to Makara rashi […]

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And I gave in to knitting too

As I said the other day on my Facebook status update. There is method to my madness even if it looks more like madness to my method. (but really that’s just the point isn’t it – method does not just happen. its carved out ofmadness). So now I’m struggling through knitting. My UFO s now […]

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which is the enactment and which the representation

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following the stash

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Rad is back and watching shifts

Recently I wrote/published a bunch of articles on conceptualization of identity in Secondlife space – and am back doing further immersive ethnographies in various virtual worlds in relation to building monetary value for social identities and in relation trans-nations, inter-nations and the local and global. Some of what I write next will both contest and […]

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