Saturday, 18 November 2006

The bell

Bells have dominated our lives. In schools it signalled the start of an interesting class or the end of a boring one. In my younger days, railway stations announced the arrival of a train with a bell. Wedding is supposedly marked by bells, though with the Hindu community in South India it is more with nadaswaram and drums. In temples they hang bells so that you can announce your arrival to the Lord. And in churches they have bells to announce your departure to the world at large.

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