the dashavatarm *the incarnations of vishnu*

DEC 21, 202135 MIN
Weird and Wacky Tales with Gia!

the dashavatarm *the incarnations of vishnu*

DEC 21, 202135 MIN

Description

in this episode, i talk about the Dashavataram, specifically six incarnations of Lord Vishnu. these stories are dear to my heart, as i grew up with them. i did my best to paraphrase the stories, and my main source was the recollections of my grandmother's stories and the puffin book of magical indian myths by anita nair and atanu roy.

also some further information...

here's the short story:

https://dakshagiakris.medium.com/the-headstone-e5fa7a0664bb

here's my podcast:

the musings of a raging introvert: https://open.spotify.com/show/4FMZOaFr2ITxqvmU7JGFDH?si=wghk36kcS_a6rCl_zgkkvw

this is a try guys video about the whole anti-asian hate crime situation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14WUuya94QE

more resources against anti-asian violence:

https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/what-you-can-do-to-fight-violence-and-racism-against-asian-americans

this is the trevor noah video about the corona virus and the spanish flu (thought it was a great comparison):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99EAn1Azqno

Pervis Payne, an intellectually disabled man, was going to meet his girlfriend at her home when he found her neighbor brutally attacked. He was immediately pinned for the crime and has spent over 30 years on death row for it.

Dustin Higgs was sentenced to the death penalty for the kidnapping and murder of three women when he wasn't even the one to pull the trigger. The real murderer came forward, and he is currently serving life while Dustin is still on death row.

Here is a resource to help Dustin: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/save-dustin-higgs/

Here is a resource to help Pervis:

https://innocenceproject.org/pervis-payne-wrongful-conviction-what-to-know-innocent-tennessee

for black lives matter:  petitions:

breonna's website (so you can help with her case) https://justiceforbreonna.org/

her official petition https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforbre-breonna-taylor-officers-fired/?source=ab_searchads&gclid=CjwKCAjwsO_4BRBBEiwAyagRTdQ68oC2_tXTx4HRXjAitkNIJuuenv4bnRgcdwwtnXiaoZlsRzdrwBoCUQEQAvD_BwE

bail fund (this one is for florida): https://www.floridajc.org/bail/?gclid=CjwKCAjwsO_4BRBBEiwAyagRTaPZJ093qufp7FCD6kI7i9SexF2wG7XObGijKCk13hAc340ZKknJWBoCfqEQAvD_BwE

movies/tv shows:

dear white people

pose (this is a must watch... blm and pride)

self-made: inspired by the life of madam c.j. walker

when they see us

13th

becoming all-american