Dominion and Stewardship

For once, I am sorry to say, this topic does not inspire me. I asked my husband if he would like to write the blog and he too frowned and veered off into his Project Management lectures.

Sigh! Dominion takes me back to my history lessons—such and such a Raja conquered and made an area his dominion. Similarly, stewardships or regents ( a word that came in with the British) were also part of history lessons when a king died and his more efficient wife, who was anyway ruling the country from behind the lacey wall of the harem, was asked to run the state until her minor son could take over. In India, the woman was not supposed to be a ruler though there were exceptions. This situation led to a lot of poisoning, murder, mayhem and skulduggery.

Dominion is also a card game I hear, and available on the net as well…..not that I have ever played it!

Stewards also make an impact on horse racing stories, my fav being Dick Francis, Faye Kellerman and Joanna Campbell. They are villains or heroes and have a big role to play in the racing world.

“That’s all Folks” as Porky Pig says as a signoff phrase at the end of each Looney Tune episode.

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About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest used to be acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays. I am now an Armchair traveller/opinionator/busybody!
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5 Responses to Dominion and Stewardship

  1. Delirious says:

    I”m glad to know I”m not the only one who had a tough time with this topic! lol


  2. grannymar says:

    I didn’t like the topic either….. for more reasons than one.


  3. rummuser says:

    At least you tried. That is all there is to it. Take the first step and it all follows.


  4. blackwatertown says:

    You forgot to mention needing a double six to start.
    Oh, wait a minute…
    It’s dominion you’re talking about. Sorry.


  5. Maxi says:

    …his more efficient wife was ruling the country from behind the lacy wall of the harem. Yeees, I like this part.
    Blessings – Maxi


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