Getting Hooked at Thaipusam, Kerala

Quite possibly the strangest thing I have ever witnessed.

At Thaipusam Festival, devotees as young as six and seven are pierced with steel hooks and spears to thank the Lord Murugan for defeating an evil demon.

Art. I Still Don’t Get It – Revisiting the Tate Modern

It was clearly a vagina. A six-foot long, grey vagina, covered with short spikes and precisely positioned tentacles. Also, it seemed to be made of the same material as a child’s cuddly toy. It was obvious as I took my first steps into the Tate Modern, that this was going to be a struggle.