Thamarai (தாமரை) / tha-ma-rai / noun: Tamil, Asian lotus flowerby Sujatha Balasundaram       In South India, the Thamarai (Asian Lotus flower) depicts hope and strength to people struggling in their daily lives. A Tamil saying “Setril malarndha Thamarai” is commonly translated as “a lotus that blooms in the muck,” referring to beauty that is revealed amid adverse circumstances. The brightly colored lotus thatContinue reading “THAMARAI | HOPE”