Small things make great human beings

Ma was travelling to Assam, her native hometown for my uncle’s funeral and other ceremonies. She comes across a man who worked with my Grandfather, we say Koka.

*PAUSE»>This is a great moment of revelation!!«<

Koka was a person whom I only began to get fond of, that he climbed up the higher ladder and got out of reach. Ever since its like playing a game of mysteries.You keep unraveling great stories about him at different stages of encounters. Absolutely dependent on the receptive power of the mind, does one truly feel the value of unraveling at all.

Anyway, Chief Conservator Lalit Chandra Das, a.k.a LC Das Koka, is the second person that I really wish I had made better use of my time to know and cherish experiences of his life with. A forest officer who actually lived in a forest! And here we lame product designers, crave for workshops in nice forests!

Sometimes I wish I was born as a nineteen year old. I feel it was only at that age when I truly started appreciating Appreciation. Before that, I think I couldn’t even describe a movie more than that it was good, or that singing a song actually delighted people’s hearts. 

Anyway, coming back to my mother travelling in Assam and finding that she is sitting across Mr U. Borgohain, who was the caretaker of ________ (need to check with ma)

As his memory served him right, he shared a few stories of how Koka was. He said he was a very senior officer who was absolutely stern and very,very strict. 

One day, when Mr U. had dropped the bucket in the well while filling water and was by passing it. Koka found out and he would just not listen to any excuses. Mr U. insisted that he could just run and go buy another bucket, and Koka would pay no heed. He said “No! You will remove this bucket itself from the well. No matter what.”

Poor Mr U. remembers this day, not because he was a brave and confident man and that he had great courage within his life to already jump into a well and do as demanded, but because when he had to combat his fear and that brought out a wonderful solution.He brought the longest ladder possible and went down into the well to fetch the bucket all by himself. Koka made him a courageous man.

That day onwards as he recalled, Koka actually started talking to him more closely. A great honour, he remembers feeling. Slowly Koka had paid for his typewriting tuition and then his BA evening class degree tuition as well. Wow, I felt Koka really took responsibility of training someone to become capable, apart from his children.

Another unraveling instance was infact when Mr U. had to fill up the pot holes on the roads with small gravel over night on orders of Koka!

I wish we had such strict officers and such sincere juniors even for the roads in Mumbai. The lower back ache folks would have blessed them all wholeheartedly. Maybe a few local hospitals should get together and pay for the repair of the roads rather than treat patients for their social image if they would like to enhance even further! ;)

This story was a treat..I wish I unravel more soon!

Aroma
The sense for of smell works very mysteriously for me. Sometimes I can’t tell why a certain smell resonates so much with me that it won&#8217;t let me stay still until I find enough of it.

Aroma
The sense for of smell works very mysteriously for me. Sometimes I can’t tell why a certain smell resonates so much with me that it won’t let me stay still until I find enough of it.

The 'Times' they are changing

  • <p dir="ltr"> 16 out of 30 pages of today's TOI is advert-based!</p>

For the longest time we have been trying to crack how the water is definitely going to feel that it is purified,really truly.not as a marketing gimmick, but for real. Despite all the filtration technologies that exist, RO and UV being the most top end best method if purifying water, if this works out, I will really really rejoice. Never in my dreams did I ever imagine that someone could afford to buy an RO for their homes. Although I still feel that if this works out, it will mean that we’ll have have to configure another way of perfect purified water, since it absorbs only heavy metals and arsenic…what about bacteria and viruses???

Once upon a Blog: The nightjar awakes turned 2 today!

Once upon a Blog: The nightjar awakes turned 2 today!

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Feathered Biped Series: Spotted Munia

Lonchura punctulata, also known as Scalybreasted Munia. Spotted a family of four today, right outside our front office window.

Size: Sparrow

Field characters: Plumage on upper parts is chocolate brown; lower is white, speckled with black. Both sexes are supposed to look alike. This was probably the breeding season, hence could see the coloration. In non breeding season, they are meant to be more or less plain brown.

Habit: Could possibly have been disturbed from eating (termites) and hence was flocking around in the long scaly leaved bushes.

Nesting season most likely is due. I hope to spot the nest which is supposed to be a globular structure of grass blades, about 20 cm across and with a lateral entrance hole near the top, built in a low thorny bush or tree. Sometimes several nests are together

-in reference with The Book of Indian Birds, by Dr Salim Ali, 12th edition, BNHS

The space around you sometimes is just the same as the previous day. Just when you think &#8220;Oh such a boring day, same road, same tree, same stop, same gate, same tea-stall, same buses, same cars, same light, same kind of people&#8230;oh there I went wrong- this man I saw this man in the morning while crossing the road to office. What an orange! beard&#8230;Just put the flat colors, will be detailing this out soon. 
I think I am going to do a series called &#8216;what I saw today-&#8216;

The space around you sometimes is just the same as the previous day. Just when you think “Oh such a boring day, same road, same tree, same stop, same gate, same tea-stall, same buses, same cars, same light, same kind of people…oh there I went wrong- this man I saw this man in the morning while crossing the road to office. What an orange! beard…Just put the flat colors, will be detailing this out soon. 

I think I am going to do a series called ‘what I saw today-‘

MOSAMBI season! Some fresh fruit juice with 2 cubes of ice..and some kala namak!(black salt)
Mosambi juice has been my lifeguard during two of my harsh times in life. One being when I got typhoid back in school and fresh juice was what was recommended, especially mosambi.
For some odd reason Mosambi is preferred over lime juice when you are sick. My school hospital didi, I remember made me all the &#8220;limboo paani&#8221; in the world and made me watch her favourite serials on zee tv late at night after my throw-up intervals. However, after my disease was declared non-handle-able, I was sent home, where my mother, was the real florence nightingale who fed me the juice which tasted like elixir, spoon by spoon..WOW!
The only other time I have enjoyed it is on a hot, harsh day in the 45 degree heat of ahmedabad! Aashram road. 

MOSAMBI season! Some fresh fruit juice with 2 cubes of ice..and some kala namak!(black salt)

Mosambi juice has been my lifeguard during two of my harsh times in life. One being when I got typhoid back in school and fresh juice was what was recommended, especially mosambi.

For some odd reason Mosambi is preferred over lime juice when you are sick. My school hospital didi, I remember made me all the “limboo paani” in the world and made me watch her favourite serials on zee tv late at night after my throw-up intervals. However, after my disease was declared non-handle-able, I was sent home, where my mother, was the real florence nightingale who fed me the juice which tasted like elixir, spoon by spoon..WOW!

The only other time I have enjoyed it is on a hot, harsh day in the 45 degree heat of ahmedabad! Aashram road. 

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I went to the sector 42 wala saturday Mandi once again after around 8 months, just before the rains..Oh! So yellow!