The Colonel


by Ramesh Ramanathan

Nov 20, 2023

What is it about Brahmin ladies and calendars with pictures of Gods, Colonel Raghavan thought to himself. Rama and his triumvirate—Lakshman, Sita and the ever-obedient Hanuman crouched at the feet of the Lord had reappeared on the living room wall. The Colonel believed in the strict segregation between state and religion. Pictures of a religious nature, in his opinion, belonged in the Puja room, the designated place for worship and contemplation of matters of the spirit. In his younger days, he

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