Friday, October 3

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 7! Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish Thursday's work, and the blog commenting assignment for this week is available now too!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in.  This is a VERY busy week with all these new stories. So, I will try to get comments back to everyone before the weekend, but if you turned in a late assignment for Week 7 or an early Week 8 assignment, you might not get comments until Saturday morning. Meanwhile, if you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Week 8 Assignments. For those of you who have been working ahead, those Week 8 assignments are now available. There is no new reading in Week 8, and instead there are just some review activities. You can see how that works in the Week 8 chart on the assignments page for the class you are in: Myth-Folklore and Indian Epics.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Map of the Internet. From Jay Simons at Deviant Art comes this remarkable "Map of the Internet." Here is just a small detail of the whole map:

Indian Words in English: Today's Indian word in English is SWAMI, which comes to English from Hindi. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Hanuman and the Naked Philosophers. Mark and his friends are in possession of an ancient Greek manuscript bearing the name Χάνουμαν — could this be a Greek account of Hanuman, the flying monkey god and most devoted follower of Rama?

FREE Kindle eBook: The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which contains some wonderful fairy tales from all over the world.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is one of those proverbs that is literally true, with lots of metaphorical applications too!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Sita's trial by fire, while Rama, Lakshmana, and Hanuman look on.

Friday Event on Campus: There will be a performance of Classical South Indian Karnatak music at 8PM in Sharp Concert Hall. One of the performers will be VV Subramanyam on violin, and I've included a YouTube video of him performing below (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Click here for the YouTube video (embedding not possible for this one):

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.