Wednesday, 29 August 2012
It was a time for fun and frolic, and the kids had the occasion , all that mattered was the place, that was always available at our work station.
The balloons were purchased and the festoons of shining plastics ,coloured papers were got with the twine .
A boy s birthday was selected and the balloons were blown and saved the previous evening, safely hidden in the glass cupboard, to see no one played away with them .
The kids arrived at 5 pm quickly washed after school, the festoons were arranged to their wishes and balloons put up at the available hooks or nails, or at the palms at the entrance.
All done the birthday boy arrived and we all sang for his health, happiness,long life, and more.
They danced and screamed and yelled and created all the havoc that they could not at school or at their homes.
Some one must have remembered the pyramid climbing , so there they were bending and climbing, to reach the top.
Fun and more fun it was for all.
It was another chance to see a magic show organised by the rural society of doctors for the centenary meet at Chennys hotel Salem
After the felicitations to the elder doctors of the rural areas, the magician was given the stage and with an assistant he went to work and laid the table .
With the switch on of the music he moved his arms and fingers, and there he was literally pulling out playing cards from thin air, they seemed have been placed just in front of him, and he was pulling them out and making them smaller and smaller and finally had a stack out of his small mouth .
Good lord when did that get into his mouth !!!!
The Chinese rings were wonderful with his deft swift hands,
getting them one into another and slipping them out and forming the Olympic rings and out singly.
We were shown some electric bulbs of so small size, and then placed in one ear and then removed from the other ear and from his mouth and bottom and into the ear and out of the other again.
He asked if any one wanted to learn how to trick the audience and learn the trade, there were a few hands going up, and i was not one one of them .
There was no doubts as to who enjoyed the show the most,and which side the applause came the loudest.
The front row is always the best seat, with the other kids who all watched with me with equal wonder.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
The Indian heat helps us to sun dry what ever we want to save for the rainy day,unlike the freeze drying of the other lands.
I remember those days when we could find meat stringed and cued and hanging out to dry in the sun, to be later used for a quick dish of curry for the sudden guest or family.
Best after next two days,while it ferments, but would it get to be saved till then !
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Some relation seems to be there with the swaying of the arms and the steps, and a movement of the jaws.
If we do not sway, a step is not possible, and when the sway and the step are in unison, one must have something to chat or eat, so that leaves us with a simple solution.
It is very difficult to get the mind quiet , and so different methods are discovered to silence it, and so many have set them selves difficult body tasks, and others things of complex movements to get the mind stream lined, and so came on the walk around hillocks during the full moon.
Any thing is ok to get the message across.
Monday, 6 August 2012
At village functions, markets sell these clay hundials, as they are called, fully covered pots with a small gap on the top to put money savings into it, and to use them when we need it for an emergency or a calculated event, with easy liquidity of breaking.
Many big time managers i am sure started out at these home banks at their younger days, and also our industrialists, with large manufacturing units with the help of bankers, or their own savings, and all who plan for the future spending.
Saving for the future must start early , than spending with the sure knowledge, that there would be some one to offer a loan for our spending.
May we encourage savings.