Who knew that my week would turn out to be the way it did? I spent most of my time offline – except when I read my favorite blogs. And because I intend spending a lot of time away from the computer screen over the next few weeks – I have also been exploring technology and apps to figure out how to share my favorite bloggers’ posts on Twitter automatically, while I happily read the post in my email or reader. More about this in another post 🙂
I am making a list of easy tips to share with you to enhance your blog and help your social media sharing – things I’ve stumbled upon, discovered through trial and error or read somewhere and explored further. What good is knowledge that is not shared? I’ll post these tips – just as soon as I am done with the stack of books I am reading.
Just wondering – do you think I should compile these tips into a booklet – or just post them as separate posts and create a page for them here? Let me know!
Today, I am sharing a few random photos from last week – thank God for mobile phone cameras! If I counted a penny for every moment I wished for my camera, I’d be a very very rich person. Well, no fear of that now – since I do have one at the ready! Enjoy! Click photo to see original size!
I had a crazy day last week when my scooter simply decided to die. Yes, it just wouldn’t start. This happened just as soon as I dropped Vidur
at school – had to carry his Math project. 2012 has been declared National Mathematics Year, celebrated as a tribute to the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan who was born on 22 December 1887 and whose 125th birthday falls on 22 December 2012. Okay, so back to our story – I was returning home and waiting at the traffic lights.
When they turned green, imagine my shock when my scooter wouldn’t respond! I realized I would have to kick start it – and took it over to the side of the road. I’ve never loved auto-ignition more, I tell you! Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to see a young chap approach me and offer to kick start it for me. I just swallowed my pride whole and accepted. It was extremely warm and I swear I saw a halo around his head. He started the bike and I gratefully rode off, careful to keep the accelerator revved and ensuring I wouldn’t stop anywhere.
As soon as I reached home, I called my mechanic to check if he was open – and immediately took the bike over. A full service was in order, and after changing a few parts and a new battery, my bike looks as good as new.
So I got to ride in a bus in the afternoon to fetch Vidur from school. Here’s my bus-mate – don’t miss his cellphone conversation eh? They were quite a group and had a strange smell around them. I found them fascinating.
It is only fair I show you Vidur’s Math model. Here it is: it is called “The Platonic Solids” – and his project was chosen to represent his school. These are colorful strong straws with connectors – and can be connected into many complex shapes.
And don’t think it was just my bike that decided to conk off. Vidur’s watch’s glass broke – so we went and got it fixed at our favorite watch repairer – who is quite a character. See this pic? It is a huge poster that chronologically details the evolution of the watch. He compiled it. I plan to go back and get proper pictures with the digital camera.
Here’s a puppy I met at Vidur’s school – frightened and running around everywhere. Finally he hid behind the flowerpot and refused to emerge, until the security guard gently brought him out. He was a just-acquired pet of one of the students and had strayed into the school compound. Isn’t he dear?
Elsewhere – I found these sheep. Probably being fattened for the next sacrifice. Sigh.
These crows were arguing over who would get that wrapper. Quite a fight it was – and I had to wait to get a photo of them standing still.
On October 5, we had a “Bandh” – a State-wide protest. Why? The Cauvery water dispute
. This relates to sharing the water of the river Cauvery which originates in Karnataka with Tamil Nadu. Karnataka objects.
Anyway – everything was closed, including schools, colleges and offices. Even cable TV was shut down for 12 hours. Oh, the peace was amazing. I enjoyed my day reading a book. See the water pump below? Many areas have a common pump where families in the area must come and line up with their buckets to get their water quota for the day.
Here’s a picture of one of our favorite temples
in the area – it is being renovated, as you can see and the entrance is being made to look like a gigantic lion’s mouth. Whew! Next month is Navratri
– and I guess they’re rushing to get it ready in time for the festival. We visited this temple last year on Vidur’s birthday in November.
Here’s a glimpse of the sky, again. I am constantly amazed at the colors I see – this photo was around 6.30 pm in the evening. Gorgeous shades. I always feel blessed
to experience that time on my terrace – cool breeze, happy thoughts and lots of laughter!
So – a rather eventful week! Hectic but lovely!
Let’s join UnknownMami – who hosts this wonderful linkup! From there, we can travel the world together, right from the comfort of our keyboard! Click the button below to see who else is with us.How has your week been? And what is the one thing you simply loved about it?
Here are some superb posts I read this week – do check them out!
Fran Sorin’s blog: Creative process of an illustrator in helping to redesign a blog Victor Schueller’s blog A Script to Follow for Difficult Conversations
The Zen Mama’s blog Delicious Easy Zen Meal to celebrate her first Annual Zucchini Festival
Kim Sisto-Robinson’s blog Gaga, Madonna, Bitches and Goths
Terri Sonoda’s blog Most Days
Here’s to a great week ahead!
If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse!
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