Everyday Moments(#SOL-2022)


This week is special because we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on the 29th. It has been a good journey together. We were talking about those early days. I remember my maternal grandfather asking me whether I wanted a silk saree or a gold ring for our wedding. I wanted a ring and I have been wearing it everyday since then.

On the 29th morning we went to the temple of Goddess Mahishamardini. She is a form of Goddess Durga. This is small temple and we like going there. We offered prayers. Aravind went to work. Afternoon we went out for lunch. Aravind and I ate chole bhature. My mother and husband ate South Indian thali meal. We shared a little from them as there was a little too much for them. The food was very good.

Chole Bhature

We spent a quiet day. We were happy to receive warm wishes from ur close relatives in our WhatsApp groups. That is what I like about WhatsApp. It is nice to be in some contact with our friends and relatives. And I also like Facebook for the same reason. My husband was a professor in the dental college/hospital of our university. He is in contact with so many of his students. They are different parts of the world. They are pleased to see photos of our place posted by my husband. This is something to smile about 😊.

I read the following lines in a book by Cathy Kelly, ‘I will remember that marriage, like life, is a journey, not a destination. It treasures are found not just at the end but along the way.’

Of Mahishamardini and her myriad depictions – The Hindu


south indian thali recipe | veg south indian lunch menu ideas (hebbarskitchen.com)

chole bhature recipe | chhole bhature | chana bhatura


The Weekly Smile for the 29th of August, 2022 #weeklysmile

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 anniversary to you and your husband. May God grant you many more happy healthy years. I love the quote by Cathy Kelly that you included. There are so many treasures to be found along the way in this journey we call marriage. some planned and some totally unexpected.

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  2. Forty years of marriage! And from the photograph with you in that gorgeous golden-red sari yesterday, I can see that you are full of love for each other, and have had a happy union. May you have many more such years. Thanks for your account of the bhatura, perhaps I’ll have a go at it some day. Not sure about Maida flour though, I mean if it’s available here.

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  3. Happy 40th, to both of you! What a milestone. As always, I love the photos, especially the earlier ones. The snippet about your gold ring is very special and touching. (We celebrated our 39th anniversary this year.)

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