In need of sunshine…

Thunder and lightening were playing hide and seek with the dark clouds. To a person with critical eye, it looked like it was raining cats and dogs. But to a nature enthusiast, it looked as if the clouds were filling themselves up with rain just like a baby would scrunch up it’s face before crying….

Women Empowerment Workshops

Ever since Project Jatropha was started in 2007, environmental protection, sustainability and preventive health care have been the primary objectives. This year, we decided to expand our outreach programs by adding ‘Women empowerment’ to our core objectives. Women, especially rural women are in need of more than ever a support system where they could feel…

Monsoon Playlist…

The monsoon season has finally started in India (Thank God!!!) So, along with using our Umbrellas (which also doubled up as our Sun protectors in Summer), raincoats,  wearing the shoes reserved for ‘Only’ rainy season as per Mom’s strict orders, enjoying the weather by having roasted corn at the roadside stalls or sipping Masala Chai…

Just a day in our summer holidays…

“We are gonna leave you behind if you don’t hurry up Sukruth” Hithu shouted. The very next moment a shrill cry of a child pierced through the air, wailing & complaining to his mother about the injustice in the world where he was not only the only boy cousin but also the youngest one. Though…

A visit to R.K. Narayan’s house.

“What do you know about the Indian climate?”   “It is hot in summer and cold in winter”   “Stand up on the bench!” roared the teacher.    “Father, will you tell me if the mangoes were ripe?”…..Swaminathan felt strongly that the answer to this question contained the key to the whole problem. It would be scandalous…

WEEK 2…

  Welcome to the 2nd week of ‘Music Bonanza!!!’. Listed below are some of my all time favourite songs for you guys, what are you waiting for? Put on your headphones & let’s get lost in the music.   1. AYE SINAMIKA Music- AR RAHMAN Singer- KARTHIK Movie- OK KANMANI As we all know ARR…

Dear girl…

Anyone can sympathize with me when I say as to how exhausting it is to attend any wedding in summer, just thinking about that now drains me out. As I sat down tiredly in one of the few empty chairs in the wedding hall, I hadn’t noticed a group of 4 ladies behind me who…

How we spent time during Power cuts.

It was like any other summer nights in Madikeri. It was 8.30 at night, all 5 of us were at the dining table trying to chew & swallow rock hard chapatis that we had prepared in spite of our mothers disapproval. But we were giving expressions as if they were the tastiest chapatis in the…

Music Bonanza!!!

WEEK 1 When it comes to music I firmly believe in 2 things, one is ‘MUSIC HAS NO LANGUAGE‘ & the other is ‘WHEN YOU HEAR GOOD MUSIC, YOU SHARE‘, haha. So from now onwards on every Sunday I will be sharing with you all some of my all time favourite songs. I look forward…

Battle for the Lotus Pond.

From this post onwards I will be chronicling the mischiefs that we 5 cousins- Kruthiakka, Sambramakka, Hithyshi, me & Sukruth were up to during our summer holidays at our Granny’s place in Madikeri. If you guys are interested in knowing about the personalities of my co-conspirators you can read it by clicking here— ‘Summers in…