Saturday, May 24, 2014

Garden and Care

Flowers from my garden
I’ve been nurturing the few trees that I have in my garden. Looking after one’s own garden is a great activity. This is also a good pastime and a chance to be with nature for some time of the day.

I feel looking after the trees, plants and shrubs in one’s own garden give many benefits to the concerned person. I love to talk with my plants and trees. It seems to me they look up to me to go to them every day. They love my touch and I also feel the same way. Watering them is like quenching their thirst. We all like to hand over a glass of water to anyone coming to our homes. Same way the plants also wait for that water they need for it is their staple food for their growth.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Sacred Ganga – The Sacred Ganges River

We Indians, the Hindus of this country worship Maa Ganga. For every small or special or religious occasion we need Ganga Jal to sprinkle all around. The sprinkle of this holy water of the Ganges seems like it is purifying the place. That’s the thought that has been in the minds and still is there.

With the General Elections being over and a new government coming at the Center, now it is the time for Maa Ganga to be made clean. The new government under the leadership of Mr. Narendra Modi is taking up this project. So much dirt and pollutants have been allowed to flow into the water of the flowing Ganga. The river has become choked with all the solid and liquid wastes coming into it. Even its waters are polluted.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Phone Call

The phone suddenly started ringing. I was not expecting a call at this time of the day. After lunch, lying down to enjoy my siesta, I was really annoyed. Let the ring tone go on harping the tune for some time, but soon it became unbearable. Taking the call it was me saying “Hello” in a tone that sounded with annoyance.

From the other side was a gruff tone saying, “hello, hello, hello”

Saturday, May 10, 2014

In Conversation with Summer – Part 2

In Conversation with Summer

Today is going to be Tough Talk with Summer.

Me: Why is the heat getting unbearable?

Summer: Put your hand on your chest and let me know if I am solely responsible for it.

Me: You make me think. I cannot blame you totally. We have made the mess…man-made it is to a large extent.

Summer: (smiles) why don’t you all make amends?