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International Film Festivals

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

Yes I am still in Trivandrum, the capital of the communist state of Kerala, at the wonderful International Film Festival. International film festivals transport you to places where possibly you could never visit, and into the lives of people whose languages you would take years to learn, to situations you dream of, offering you a

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International Film Festival of Kerala IFFK

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

IFFK is organised by the Kerala Communist Party in Trivandrum, who make sure that it is the biggest international film festival in India. Trivandrum is right down in the southernmost tip of India, so the warmest place in India this time of the year. Held in fourteen cinemas that seat a total of 8,000 people,

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Sacred Trees

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

By Angela Paine   When Odysseus returned from Troy after a 20 year absence, he found his ageing father planting trees around his home. Odysseus asked, “Why, being now so far advanced in years, would you put yourself to the fatigue and labour of planting that which you are never likely to enjoy the fruits?”

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Hello, I’m Angela Paine

Nov 24th, 2017 | By

  I am the author of the healing power of Celtic plants My second book, Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids, will appear in bookshops and online some time next year. This time of the year I try to migrate to somewhere warmer, such as India, South East Asia, the Canaries,┬átravelling on a shoestring,

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