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Today was not just my day..Blimey…

7.20 am:  Cherry had to dress up as ‘Radha ‘ and reach school  by 7.15 am today  because of Astami Rohini celebrations and as usual the husband happily handed over the baton to me and indulged in another hour of undisturbed sleep. We were still getting dressed at 7.15 am and when we reached school,…

When the first drop of rain hits the mud.

  It has started raining. All of a sudden , couple of days back, the sky just rolled up and dark clouds took over the horizon  somewhere around mid  afternoon. Like a sudden thick gush of smoke pumped out from somewhere, they objected my view from anything, and suddenly it felt like late evening at…

Vishu Kani

Vishu, is a festival celebrated by us Hindus in Kerala. It is the Hindu New Year, and falls in the month of Medam (second week of April). We believe that Lord Sri Krishna killed the demon Narakasura on Vishu day. There is another belief that the demon king Ravana never allowed the Sun God (Lord…

Say hello to the mango season!

Summer has started in Kerala. The temperature is rising to a record high this year, and personally being a monsoon person, I feel the only good thing about the heat is that it might quickly ripen all the hundred dozens of green mangoes I see all around in the neighborhood.   I somehow miss the…

My new neighbour in green!

For the past few days, I have been waking up to a certain ‘kutroooo’ call. And then one day I found this guy perched up on a mango tree in the backyard. It is actually difficult to spot him between the mango leaves, he blends in so beautifully! Later in the week, I saw him…

From last evening

Drove around aimlessly and finally ended up at a not so crowded beach last evening. The first thing that I noticed were the colorful, shiny kites that soared up in the bright blue skies. Bought a shiny gaudy pink and gold kite for myself and for the first time knew the excitement in flying a…