Everyday Moments – (#SOL-2021)


Sunday evening we attended a Hindustani Classical music concert after nearly two years. There were two artistes. Ankush Nayak played the sitar and Sawani Shende sang. Both were young and it felt good to see the musical tradition continuing. Both said they were happy to be performing in front of an audience. Online is just online, not the real thing.  We all agree.

It is still raining every day. There is destruction of crops everywhere and prices are rising. It was horrifying to read about a dam breaching in Andhra Pradesh. Villages were destroyed in a few minutes. Heavy rains in cities are making life miserable for people with water everywhere.

Last month I had salted citron grown in our garden. We call it Mahabala Huli in Kannada. Today I saw there was fungus in the bottle and I had to throw it away.  We removed the Alocasia root  (Mundigadde). We prepare many dishes from it, even pickles😊.

Bulbuls are again trying to build their nests inside the house. I kept the windows closed for two days. They must have found a different place. There are flowering bushes in our garden, a haven for birds. I am never tired of looking at Bulbuls and Sunbirds busy flying from branches. A few mornings ago, I was delighted to see a peacock on the compound wall. It is beautiful. I love the colour of its neck. But its voice is harsh. Plus and minus points in life 😊.

Yesterday evening we went to EndPoint for a walk. That is another favourite place. We can see the Arabian sea in the distance and river Swarna flowing towards it. It is peaceful to sit and breathe the fresh air. 

We have changed the interlocks in our front yard. We came to our house in 2005 and they needed to be changed. That work and other work in the garden is over. This time we got a stone bench fixed just outside the front gate. It is a nice place to sit and watch the birds and the trees and the sky. The troubles of the world seem far away.

Etrog – Wikipedia

Ruchi Ruchi Aduge: Mundigadde Palya

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.


  1. It is good to hear that live entertainment is coming back. We have tickets to go to the Hershey Theatre on Saturday to see the musical Waitress. We are looking forward to getting out fpor a bit.

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  2. You’ve chosen some lovely pictures to include in this little Slice of Life. I especially like the landscape photo.

    We need some interlock changed at our house. I’m not looking forward to it! But the steps aren’t even any. more. I’m sure we can wait a few years, but it will definitely need to be done before ten years have passed.

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