Compassion Calls for prayers and not claps when homes are bombed.

I usually write what comes to my mind at the time of writing a blog.

But throughout the last couple of days, I have one predominant thought. Did we as a decent society showed compassion to those innocent people whose homes were destroyed.

Did the TV and other media played on people’s darker sides to get popularity. Did those friends of environment who showed their cruel smiles on channel discussions, manage to hide their guilt!

Why are we seeing victorious smile on faces of the people, some of whom permitted the construction and others who challenged them for political and rivalry motives.

Even my efforts to explain the innocence of at least the majority of flat owners to a friend from another state, met with a casual dismissal saying law enforcers must have taken all into consideration.

And, will the rubbles create more environmental hazards, further to the toxic dust people inhaled.

There are reports that residents of the place where the rubbles are planned for dumping are organising to prevent it.

Demolition experts did a good job. Even they would have experiences only of bringing down damaged or hazardous buildings, and not elegant dream homes.

In fact, it’s interesting to find out if there was a similar demolition in our country before.

And some people say that, with the change in coastal zone classification, new construction at the same place is valid now!

As such, instead of clapping, and the TV presenters getting excited, we the fellow homeowners, at least in the state, should have been on silent prayer.

Compassion Calls for prayers and not claps when homes are bombed.

Resembled a Public Execution! Live Streaming of Flat Demolition.

Disgusting, actually it’s a mild way of putting it that we witnessed in the live TV coverage this morning of the demolition of three buildings following a Supreme Court order.

Apparently the demolition companies did their job well in bringing down the beautiful residences, home to many innocent people, many of them made money to buy the flats, toiling in the telling Middle East climate.

Instead of a sombre, poignant and sad atmosphere, we saw people on TV rejoicing with visible ecstasy in bringing down the dreams of many people. Of course, the demolition was perfect as per the recipe.

But the joyful people included politicians, municipal councillors, government officials, and others, some of whom were actually responsible for the construction.

We had a clear view from our balcony, and the impact sank in when Sunu, my wife, standing next to me, burst into tears when the first building went down.

And she couldn’t control further tears, when it was the turn of the other building where some of her close friends lived.

Very sad indeed.

Resembled a Public Execution! Live Streaming of Flat Demolition.

The Best Bread Pudding Ever! All for Myself.

Sunu’s way of celebrating my birthday is with the bread pudding that I like best. Candles are lit on the pudding instead of the cake.

Here’s something very special. She made the best bread pudding and ensured that it’s all for me. It’s special with lots of love as it’s not a personal occasion for me, but it’s our wedding anniversary.

She made it secretly and did the topping with my favourite component to make it exclusive for me.

The component is the Kerala traditional bread pudding topping of whipped egg white, lemon juice and sugar. Sunu can take only cooked egg!

I used to request her to have the topping on one half of the pudding so that we could share the delicacy.

I am greatly indebted to this selfless gesture.

Happy Anniversary to us ❤️

The Best Bread Pudding Ever! All for Myself.

Lucky Mascot! Movie Debut in Best Malayalam Movie.

Malayalam movie ‘Kettiolanu Ente Maalakha’ is the best movie running now. I have a small role, my first, acting as the President of India, giving an award to the hero of the movie.

A friend of mine sent me a whatsapp message after seeing the movie and seeing the houseful theatre, saying that I am the ‘lucky mascot’.

That’s really something positive and movie producers and directors, please note that I have it in the new year resolution to seek more acting roles.

Another friend sent me the above pictures taken from the below song in the movie, available on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/TvHaoG2I9Go

Lucky Mascot! Movie Debut in Best Malayalam Movie.

Bucket List and Resolutions!

I have listed some things under ‘bucket list’ and I have new year resolutions.

Interestingly, there’s no overlap and that’s why my thoughts today are on the two.

My vote is for resolutions, though a bucket list has more profound and lifelong implications.

Sometimes I feel that a bucket list is not very positive, as it’s something one would like to do before he hits the bucket. When you don’t want to die anytime soon, the items in the list could be postponed.

But a new year resolution is taken somewhere near to the previous year end or on the new year’s day. As such it starts immediately.

And one has to work on it during a period of one year, after which it can be closed, renewed or discarded. Then there’s new new year when resolutions are taken.

It’s upto us to be honest and imaginative with the resolutions. Three from my resolution list, for example, are:

1. Get a six-pack.

2. Try and get qualified for world masters swimming competition.

3. Build on the lucky chance and appearance in the movie and try and get more movie roles.

Started working on them.

Bucket List and Resolutions!

And Let’s Make it the Most Wonderful 2020

It will not be just another year, this is going to be just wonderful.

That’s because we are going to make it different by doing simple things that we would have ignored or not done before.

Let bygones be bygones. If there’s something we couldn’t do or didn’t do, but wanted to do, let’s do it now. That’s, look at every opportunity to do it.

Let’s be happy and let’s make everyone touching our lives happy.

And it’s possible to do all these in a simple way. Perhaps a smile, a word of appreciation. If there’s something we should tell someone, tell it. If we feel we have to do something, do it.

Love everyone, love the family, friends, neighbours, everyone – loving and lovable.

Aim high and work on to achieve it.

Do the resolutions.

Be good!

Happy New Year!

And Let’s Make it the Most Wonderful 2020

Thank you all for the company in 2019.

I must say, I have had a good 2019, thanks to your support and company. Among all the social interaction avenues, I regard this blog opportunity the best.

We all know that personal interactions of meetings and conversations over the phone are the ideal route to sustainable friendship. But there are limitations.

Groups of common interests are enjoyable and sustainable. These include sports, games, art and think tank. If we can continue and enhance the enthusiasm, it’s beautiful.

Then we have any number of social media opportunities. These have their own pros and cons. Some are good, some are not so good.

But the blog world stands out. If I give my example, I don’t personally know most of my blog connections.

But I have a strong relationship in there, healthy friendship and frank discussions. How else would I reach out to people of 91 countries! We discuss small things with much passion as if we have known each other for ages.

I have always reached out to my blog friends whenever i have something new, achievements and ideas and got supported.

Friends encouraged me to dream. New focuses like trying to be a world class swimmer, movie actor, six packs etc are supported.

So before I wish you all a happy new year, let me thank you all in my last blog of the year, for the wonderful company in 2019.

Thank you all for the company in 2019.