Monday, 29 June 2009
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Saturday, 27 June 2009
This is my mother, who has been knitting for more than 60 years now. She loves it, and not even the heat of summer can keep her from handling the wool. She only had to hear of another great-grandchild on the way, than she arranged for wool to be sent from Delhi by my sister, and she started on a layette . More. . .
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Friend 1: The syllabus here is so bad. My daughter is learning nothing in school
Me : Is it? She is in nursery, isn’t she?
Friend 1: Yes, and in India, she would be learning spelling and writing and everything.
Me: But, she is quite young isn’t she? She is not even 4.
Friend 1: All they do is sing and play.. Take them on farm visits – no proper studies! I have brought the syllabus books from India and I teach her in the evenings.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
But then, this is the work of Nubia Goncalves from Rio de Janeiro. Nubia uses Brazilian natural products, including gemstones and nuts, to craft such beautiful jewellery
Some of the rock got exposed ages ago and the elements have carved out a small depression on one. I keep this filled with water and my 'bird-bath' seems to have become popular among the birds. Famous even, I would say, considering the number of migratory birds who stop by every year !
Monday, 22 June 2009
One of the problems with old age is the trauma that comes with the passing away of friends. Reminiscences about the person who is no more – the good times together, shared moments of difficulties and happiness – cascade through the mind. These thoughts are mingled with the awareness that one’s time is coming too, may be soon, in any case not too far away...
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
From the temple the bridegroom and the entourage were taken to the wedding pandal in a slow procession with the accompaniment of nadaswaram and gaslights. In the early days it was a procession on foot, with the bridegroom garlanded. But even here changes came over gradually, and the bridegroom was seated in an open coach drawn by slow trotting horses. More.....
Monday, 15 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Saturday, 13 June 2009
I am reproducing below a comment on my post Australia: Curry bashing and ‘convict stains’ received from Mr. A. Antony, an Indian who has been living in
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Friday, 5 June 2009
This is in continuation to my earlier post, Bloggers, beware of legal implications.
Every blogger normally welcomes comments on what he writes. These comments are something more personal than letters to the Editor in the print media. Blog comments generative active interaction between the writer and the reader. Sometimes there is severe criticism of what is written; if objective, they should be appreciated. Occasionally mistakes are pointed out. For that too one has to be grateful. Most of the comments are of an appreciative nature...
Once the bridegroom’s party arrived at the street corner, they were welcomed by the bride’s people warmly to the accompaniment of the auspicious notes of the nadaswaram and escorted to the house arranged for them. More.....
Potluck dinner on the beach.
I am not sure if they continue with this wonderful idea.
Their destination was Elliots Beach in Besant Nagar...More
No matter how much economic development a country may have achieved, it does not necessarily guarantee that the country enjoys a truly refined and cultured society. This extremely unpleasant fact was again proved by the recent spate of racial attacks on the Indian students in Australia...More
We at NISARGA, work a lot with schools as we do Nature & Outdoor based education programs all across Karnataka. On one of such program I met Santosh who is young and so passionate to give one of the best of the best education to his students...More
a carpet that has seen a lot of history of this home in the last century and still spread out, but out of view for obvious reasons!
Shifting of houses for various reasons is also a process of disposing old and 'unwanted' things and move out lighter...More
Their ignorance is understandable. This land is so far, so remote in one's imagination, that to believe that all of Latin America speaks Spanish; that to Samba is the same as to tango is natural though not true.At my Brazilian end too, I get questions. "What is common and what is starkly different between Brazil and India?"...More
I just could not imagine that barely two years ago this place did not exist. What strikes you as you walk into the big yellow gate after having knocked at it and have someone open it for you, is a feeling of comfort and ease. It is a happy place...More
After a lot of discussion we came to the conclusion may be it is their openness and freedom they give to every individual...More
It was not too difficult to be poetic there. The lively energy of the environment, the breathless excitement that mounted with every second, the sudden increase in adrenalin at the unpredictability of the situation inspired creativity...More
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
‘We are a convict colony,
We carry balls and chains’....
Date :6th June, Saturday
Place :Senate Hall, CIST, Manasagangotri Campus, Mysore
Time :5pm onwards
All are cordially invited. More...