Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monsoon Delayed!

                                                               I hear the cry,
                                                               In mornings dry,
                                                               Near my kitchen,
                                                               Piercing into my ears,
                                                               I care not to listen,
                                                               As I've to hasten,


                                                                  Till one day,
                                                                  It rattled my home,
                                                                  I step out to probe,
                                                                  Nestled on a tree,
                                                                  The hornbill wails,
                                                                  Rain, where art thou?

Two days back I spotted the grey Indian hornbill at my back yard. As a child I had heard of stories and songs about this bird waiting for rain as it cannot drink water. They open their mouth to the rain and quench thirst. I lived in a very beautiful village in Kerala before coming to the city after marriage. All those years I never spotted a hornbill at my childhood home. It was a pleasure seeing this bird at the backyard where the migratory birds and other varieties flock. I did a research on this bird and found out that it never drinks water. Here, the monsoon is delayed and along with the hornbill we too are waiting desperately for rain. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Forest In a Game Box

Two weeks of hectic workshop. I had to let go my trip to Kerala; the saddest part of all. But the classes were quite interesting and the outcome was advantageous. Here is a diorama of a forest made as a teaching aid.






All the materials used for this are junk. The trees are made from old calender sheets. The cloud background is a page from an old travel magazine. The picture had a person in parachute. To cover that, two birds from old desktop calender was pasted with a piece of paper underneath it to create 3d effect. 

A brook was made with blue chart paper. Stones made of glass pebbles.  The animals that you see are all taken from magazines. Can you spot an elephant drinking from the brook?



 You can also spot a lioness, turtle and a frog apart from the birds and animals in the model.

Monday, August 19, 2013

You Make Me Cry


             

                                                Cannot think of a day without you,
                                                The flavor you add to my life,
                                                You pep up my days,
                                                Day by day you grew dear to me
                                               And anon! you became precious to me
                                               I dread the day I have to part with you
                                               My eyes well up on the thought,
                                              About that day without you,
                                              Onion, now you really make me cry!





                      

Friday, July 12, 2013

FEAR






                                         
Try running away from your fears
and you will find it along with you
stalking you all the way
Turn around and face it
You will not find a trace of it

Friday, May 31, 2013

My Colorful Town

Kottayam, the town which houses my beautiful village, was till recently famous as the land of lakes, letters and latex. It is also known as Akshara Nagari for its over 95% literacy. It has now another feather in its cap with the title Mural City and that is not without any reason. Majority of the walls of buildings, temples and churches are painted in different themes, by some 350 artists from India and abroad. The pictorial depiction of Noah's Ark on a church wall is considered to be the largest in the country!

Mural of Noah's Ark on a church wall
Thirunakkera Temple wall




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Summer Showers and After



Rain came as a comforter yesterday in this scorching summer. It was a relief to watch the wind and rain though at night it turned into a hailstorm. These are some of the pictures taken from the terrace during and after the rain. 


  
This was taken during heavy rain

 The wind swaying the leaves of the Gulmohar that overcame its travails and is surviving strongly

After the rain in the evening the sky looked dark with rain clouds. There was this beautiful sight of sunlight peeping from among the dark clouds.Very intriguing indeed!  






Monday, December 24, 2012

X'MAS

                                                            
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To all my readers,

The Blessings of Peace
The Beauty of Hope
The Spirit of Love
The Comfort of Faith
May these be your gifts this Christmas Season.

 
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR