#SoCS – Jan. 18th

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Your prompt for # Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “movie title.” Take the title of the last movie you watched (just the title, not the premise of the movie), and base your post on that title. Have fun!

This prompt brought home the fact that we have not seen a movie for a long time. Thinking about it, I realised my last movie was a Hindi one called ‘Barfi’ in 2012 !! The two main characters in the movie were disabled but I don’t really remember much about it.
Barfi is also a dessert. It is usually a little hard and is cut into pieces. We can make barfis with Bengal gram flour or with coconut. They can also be made with carrots and beetroots, sweet potatoes and ash gourd too. At different times I have tried out many of them. But now it has been a long time since I have made any. We get from our favourite sweet shop whenever we feel like eating. Recently we had been to Amritsar and we got a popular barfi made there called ‘patisa’. It is another version of ‘Soan Papdi’. It is made from Bengal gram flour. It was tasty.

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Coming back to movies, my husband used to watch Hindi and Kannada movies frequently during his college days in the early seventies. Even now he remembers the names of the directors of those movies. Songs and dance are an integral part of our movies. Even after more than forty years he remembers the Lyric writes, the music composers and the singers. Though I do not remember such details, I do remember the songs and actors and singers. But now, we have moved away from movies. The very thought of watching movie is not welcome. I prefer reading a book 😊.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barfi

https://hebbarskitchen.com/easy-milk-powder-burfi-

recipe/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_flour

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sohan_papdi

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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