Must Do These All

I now have to focus on doing some small but important things, which are now gone a bit awry.

– Time for family

– Time to greet/ meet friends

– Work on my consultancy

– Mentoring jobs

– Blog post and following friends posts

– Be active with new items on Cooking Exotica

– Work out to keep fit

– Complete two pending book reviews

– Continue writing my book

– Reactive the Book Writer’s Club

– Start the planned farming

– Prepare project feasibility for holiday home

– Manage finances and investments

– Do some charity frequently

– Be Happy

– Radiate Happiness

Manage all these with a loving heart 💓, in company of many loving ❣ 💓💕💗💝

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Migratory Visitors

It was nice to see yesterday the return of the migratory birds. I believe even the cranes from Siberia visit these waters every year.

I am quite fascinated by the concentration and dedication of the birds in the picture when they search for food. Their long beaks go down deep in search of food.

It’s fascinating to sit in the balcony and watch the winged tourists displaying their skills and strategy in fishing.

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What Makes People Wicked!

Yesterday I read a post here from one person working now as a professor in a medical college, writing bad things about people of the area where the person is working.

And that person is also an author.

Then I read an article in a newspaper by one of the editors saying exactly opposite of what the first person said. According to the editor, the people from the place in question studying with the editor in the university helped the editor to develop free thinking. The editor said ‘that’s all what I got’.

Both the persons are from the same university.

Having lived in places where the persons mentioned, I thought of writing a rejoinder to the first person, the medical college professor and author, here in this post. But decided against as:

We have here good messages spreading love and affection. And if I respond, the wickedness of the first person’s hate message may come across the blog posts of my good friends.

But the second person’s article gave me the answer by showing why the first person earning a living from the place which gives the livelihood, wicked.

JEALOUSY

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Poetry And Me

I was not much into poetry but blog posts here are plenty with lovely poems from talented bloggers.

And then I thought I should also write a few, and hence posted a few.

There was no structure or any rules followed and it just came along. And I am proud to say that I didn’t have to edit any and posted what I scribbled.

One revelation perhaps is that it was flowing from heart when the subject was love.

Of course I didn’t get any direct criticism and my beautiful friends here gave glowing thumbs up.

But then there were a few who wrote elsewhere about people writing poems pretending to be poets, and I knew.

However I got awestruck with some real poets and their poems and found solace there.

That’s why I am saying ‘when you love a poem, you love the poet also.

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Onam Day

Onam, the festival of Kerala is a celebration of good times when an ancient king was ruling who was vanquished by jealous gods, but allowed to visit his people once a year during Onam.

The floods have taken the heart out of what it would have been great celebrations.

But the floods brought people together and equal like in the time of the king.

I wish all a Happy Onam

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Onam Celebrations

Onam is the biggest celebration in Kerala when people of all backgrounds- religion, culture etc. come together.

The recent flood tragedy brought the people together under different circumstances and the traditional Onam celebrations are now seriously muted.

Last year we had the family Onam in my sister’s ancestral house, the tharavad of the legendary ‘Kayal Murikkan’. That house on the lake was flooded.

We are however meeting in my father’s house for a ‘thanksgiving’ for the safe return of my brother who was marooned in the upstairs of his riverside house for nearly five days.

We will not be having the dances that were being practiced. But we will be together as a mark of solidarity in the face of such unexpected disaster.

We are family

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A Blog A Day

One of my blog friends suggested multiple blogs in a day to be more effective. I usually do listen to advices from friends and I want to do that. Perhaps I will manage to do it.

The challenge however is to fulfill my duty of reading my friend’s valuable posts. I am trying to be a true follower and thus a true friend but the task of reading all of yours is proving to be tough.

I will try nonetheless, as it’s my duty as your true follower.

Please forgive me if I miss a few posts.

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