Everyday Moments (#SOL-2022)


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.

The Ashvatta tree is on the left side

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.

Ashvattha – Wikipedia


Inji Puli | Inji Curry | Puli Inji Recipe – Subbus Kitchen

Basundi Recipe | How to make Basundi » Dassana’s Veg … https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/basundi-recipe-quick-basundi-recipe

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. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.


  1. Happy 70th birthday to your husband. He and I are the same age. Yes, masks are a fashion accessory anymore. I think we all pray for the day when we will all feel safe being out and maskless.

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