What: A walk around the periphery of the campus of the University of Hyderabad.
When: 1 January 2012, 8:30 am
Where: Startoff at the Main Gate, moving counterclockwise (toward Gopanpally… )
We’ll walk for a few hours- go as far as possible- and will be led by Prof. A C Narayana of UCESS, the University Engineer and others. Please bring along (a) water for yourself, (b) sunscreen + hat if you need it, (c) friends.
The idea is to get acquainted with the campus- too many of us know very little about the place, the extent of the land that remains, and just what has been happening to it…
Walkabout refers to a rite of passage during which male Australian Aborigines would undergo a journey during adolescence and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months when they would trace the paths or “songlines” that their people’s ceremonial ancestors took, and imitate, in a fashion, their heroic deeds. The songline here is the path along Gurbaksh Singh Wall, going past the UoH menhir where our prehistoric ancestors lived.
PS: There will be those for whom 8:30 am is way too early! Come by the Lake View Guest house between 4:00 and 6:00 in the evening then, just to meet and have a cup of tea together…