Me and little kiddo are hard at lunch. Everything with little kiddos looks like hard work, rice strewn all around, strips of chard munched on, multiple refills of the water glass. And pickles on the side for me, kiddo has been told that the pickle is no good! We are trying to drown our plates … Continue reading Dal, chawal, and textbooks
Book: Captain Coconut and the case of the missing bananas, Anushka Ravishankar, Priya Sundram Everyone is gone to bed, and the house breathes with the soft sounds of sleep. I am sitting at the stairs and trying to noiselessly turn the pages of a children's book. I am hoping that the book stays undiscovered until we gift … Continue reading Detective story for the young ones
Book: One, Two, Tree! Anushka Ravishankar, Sirish Rao, Durga Bai We got a counting book for a little friend. There are plenty of number books out there that are charming and clever. This books adds to the list, the highlight being that the artwork is Gond art by the Gond artist Durga Bai. I am … Continue reading Book gift
Me and toddler are watching a movie on repeat. There is nothing else to do on snowed in days. I used to wonder how my kid watches the same episode again and again and again. But now I can relate, it is a great way of internalising tiny facets of a video or audio that … Continue reading Tread lightly
When I work in software engineering, it is often abstract work, with no immediate connection of my work outcome to the world around me. Writing will help me have an ongoing interest, that creates that connection and awareness. To the larger human issues. I would like to focus on the non-mainstream, the smaller voices that … Continue reading Why write?
Blue glitter band returns with more hit music. The second single from their album, "Unnamed" was released in January 2018 and broke records in a number of countries, by debuting in the top position of the charts. Here is the lyrics for their Friendship song: Friendship Friendship is true If someone is new, be kind … Continue reading Blue Glitter band update
Part 6 - Assam So, Assam! Land of the fabled Assam tea. I do have a Tea Story related to Assam, obviously! My reading of the very first few pages of the book No ghosts in this city by Uddipana Goswami shook me out of my stupor. No, I am not talking about a new place and setting for … Continue reading And yes, there is the tea
Book: No ghosts in this city by Uddipana Goswami Part 5 - Assam One feature of a cosmopolitan place is that the culture gets jumbled. At least, as children, there is freedom and much joy in friendship with the others. An Axamiya child goes in and out many houses, savoring the duck eggs and buffalo … Continue reading Fading away in the harshness
Things that send the mind into a tizzy Arguments Uncertainty of future Too many options Focusing on people's intentions Things to settle the mind Sharp focus on the most important people in my life Walking in nature, especially on challenging terrain Read a paper book Talk to people
Part 4 - Assam I remember once watching an Assamese movie on Doordarshan long ago. There were some strange goings on as I could not keep up with the subtitles, and maybe someone dead? The movie showed a woman working on a wooden instrument that ground rice. She operated it using her hands and and … Continue reading People, mountains, stories?