I think there are countless temples in our country. Even in our small town, Udupi, there are many temples to gods and goddesses. During certain months temple festivals take place. There are fairs in the temple grounds and at the end, fireworks. Annually, ceremonies are performed consisting of various rituals. They are well attended. Eating… Continue reading Day 26 March SOLSC! #SOL23
Author: 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.
OUR WEST BENGAL TRIP-(23)
10-01-2023 Day 25 March SOLSC! #SOL23 While on a vacation in Kolkata in January, on the 10th we were enjoying seeing different beautiful and interesting places. From Jorasanko, the imposing home of Rabindranath Tagore we proceeded to College Street. We did not want to miss going there. Our tour assistant, Mr. Babu told us he… Continue reading OUR WEST BENGAL TRIP-(23)
Day 24 March SOLSC! #SOL23
On the 21st of this month we performed the death anniversary rituals for my father-in-law. After the rites lunch is eaten on banana leaves. On such occasions we sit on rectangular wooden planks kept on the floor. This is traditional seating in villages. We have a banana plant in our garden but there were not… Continue reading Day 24 March SOLSC! #SOL23
Day 23 March SOLSC! #SOL23
The last three days have been very windy. Dry coconut fronds are falling regularly. We keep them outside the gate. Some of our neighbours carry them home as they are good fuel in firewood stoves. These days we see the seeds of the Crown Flower plant floating by. They have white hairs attached to them.… Continue reading Day 23 March SOLSC! #SOL23
OUR WEST BENGAL TRIP-(22)
Day 22 March SOLSC! #SOL23 10-01-2023 We grew up reading about Rabindranath Tagore. I have read many of his stories which have been translated into English. His Gitanjali which won the Nobel Prize in 1911 was translated to English by himself. I have read it many times and each time it is a different experience.… Continue reading OUR WEST BENGAL TRIP-(22)
Day 21 March SOLSC! #SOL23
On the 14th we posted a parcel from our post office to our daughter, Gayatri. She and family live in Germany. They went there in 2015. Some years ago, we were wondering how to send parcels to them. My cousin told me she sends chutney powders and other masala powders to daughters living abroad by… Continue reading Day 21 March SOLSC! #SOL23
Day 20 March SOLSC! #SOL23
Yesterday morning I woke up to the sound of rain falling on the leaves of the jackfruit tree in the back yard. It was 5.45. I opened the window to smell the fragrance of rain meeting dry earth. That is petrichor and is one of my favourite words. It was drizzling for quite some time.… Continue reading Day 20 March SOLSC! #SOL23
Day 19 March SOLSC! #SOL23
On the 14th morning we went to the post office to send a parcel to our daughter, Gayatri. She, Vinay and children live in Germany. Advaith is nine and Kavya five 😊. When we went to Shantniketan we got gifts for all of them. Along with the gifts we sent some books and a cross… Continue reading Day 19 March SOLSC! #SOL23
OUR WEST BENGAL TRIP-(21)
Day 18 March SOLSC! #SOL23 10-01-2023 On 10th January we had booked the whole day city trip with Kolkata City tours. While making the booking I had written that we wanted to go on this tour on the 9th. Mr. Karmakar kindly told us that many of the sightseeing places were closed on Mondays. So,… Continue reading OUR WEST BENGAL TRIP-(21)
Day 17 March SOLSC! #SOL23
Today morning I used mustard oil for seasoning the potato and green gram curry. We did not use this oil earlier. In January we went to West Bengal for a vacation. Most Bengalis use mustard oil in their daily cooking. Mustard is grown extensively there. I thought I would try it in certain curries, and… Continue reading Day 17 March SOLSC! #SOL23