Wednesday, September 06, 2006

NY Times on Dwindling Zoroastrians


I just found this article on Zoroastrianism on the New York Times' website. I should have been writing up my final paper for anthro 495, my field-research course, but heck this is practically just as good!

We had originally planned on trying to find Zoroastrianism to study while in India for part of our sociology of religion course, but we found it was unlikely. This is a nice insight into one of the big aspects of Zoroastrian culture - the world is seeing fewer and fewer Zoroastrians. There are other related insights in the article.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Friend Bikes Southeast Asia


Well I've just gotten an email from my friend and classmate Kem that he's started a new blog. Kem and I were on the India field study together, but he's planned the whole time to stay in Southeast Asia for a while. He tells us he's got quite an affinity for Thailand, and will be cycling through Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos as well. He's at kemramirez.blogspot.com, and his stuff should be pretty good once he gets writing. Maybe he'll throw photos up too. I don't know. Anyway, if you're interested in anything Southeast Asia I think Kem's your man. Oh, and he's Peruvian, too, so he's a good guy to talk to about South America. Wow, Kem's impressive!