Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
My Grandfather is an artist. During my child hood his studio at the far end of the big hall of our ancestral home was my favorite place to spend time. I loved watching him paint; the precision of strokes, blending of colors, the smell of paint and the painting itself. Now at 83, he still manages to put in long hours. That is dedication.
I was back at my home after a week at Ernakulam and went to see his recent works. Thats him explaining the story behind one of those. You can see some of his works in the background.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tonight's trip was to Kalamassery. Agenda was to go to the Apollo factory to collect some coupons. So we went, woke up the security, collected the coupons and returned home. Since it was late night (9 PM is late night!!) traffic was manageable. So we were back in the hut pretty quickly. Another errand successfully completed!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
After going to The Chottanikkara Temple, we had dinner from a hotel. The place was almost deserted. Only one car remained in the parking lot. By the time we drove off, waving good bye to two half sleepy watchmen, the watch on my wrist said 10.30. End of another day.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Today’s travel took us to Changanassery and sent me 16 years back in time. In those days my grandparents used to live in a house very near to the Changanassery Temple and we used to visit them during vacation. Those were golden days of my life. We sold off our home back in 94 and after 15 years our old home has been demolished by the current owner to make room for his new House. End of a Home that gave me some memorable moments.
Friday, June 17, 2011
In the aftermath of The Event, I took leave from May 11th onwards and after 26 Days of authorized absence rejoined bank on June 6th. Although nothing much has changed here in the space of these 26 days, a series of actions have been set in motion which may affect my future travels (if there are any). After 2 years of backpacking across India, am all too happy to get some kind of relief from the hectic travels.
Whether I travel or not, am hoping to keep this space alive. I know that there is at least ONE loyal reader who loves to read these Chronicles.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It was raining heavily that evening and the small umbrella that I had was not big enough to protect me from the heavy downpour. I was not complaining. After 3 months of summer heat, I was enjoying the rain. Monsoon has a weird beauty that make you smile even if you are drenched from head to toe. But I fear, for sometime in not so distant future, we may have to bid good bye to the Monsoon as we know it. I hope it happens after my lifetime.