Today was a very windy day and for many days there has been a chill in the air. In the evening we went to the park opposite the temple in our place. In the yard of the temple there is an Ashvatta tree. I love looking at its leaves when it is windy. They seem to be dancing merrily.
There was weekend curfew on Saturday and Sunday due to increasing Omicron cases. But I wonder if it will help. In the evening we walked in the lanes near home. We wear masks whenever we go out. It has become a part of our lives. God knows when this will end.
Today I made a tamarind chutney called Pulinji. It is made of tamarind, jaggery, green chillies and ginger. I had some old tamarind. Older the tamarind the darker it becomes. We add a little to sambhars and black tamarind makes the dish dark in colour. Pulinji makes curd rice tastier 😊.
My husband celebrated his 70th birthday on the 5th. We went to the temple and I made Basundi. It is one of his favourite desserts. My husband is in contact with many of his students in WhatsApp and Facebook. Many wished him and his PG students, living in different parts of the world, posted a beautiful video wishing him. It was overwhelming to hear their words of love and respect.
The Five-star hotel behind our house is coming up. Work is going on day and night. We have got used to it now! Some days mud is transported the whole day and it is very dusty. We heard that the building has to be completed by end of next year. Yesterday night I woke at about two, and heard sounds of work going on. This is called development !! And we talk about climate change !
I am reading a fascinating book, Women of Mahabharata by Badrinath Chaturvedi. We are so familiar with the different stories in the epic, they are a part of our lives and I am enjoying reading them again and again.