Saturday, March 27, 2021

Service above self

  A born leader

setting a fine example
of service above self
what better than
taking up 111 projectst
to commommorate
the 111 years of
rotary existence
bringing together
members from
around the globe,
to serve the needy
striving to bring
smiles on faces
of the less fortunate
god's work done
on earth
by our own Eclub President,
Rtn Jayanthi. and team
spritely and full of life,
for her, there is no uneasiness even when
wearing a crown
her smile the mirror
of her soul
engulfing all
with a passion for serving the needy.
A Herculean task accomplished
through sheer will power
blessings galore
encouraging to serve more.
May there be more such humane beings
lighting up paths
to provide and nurture
the less priveledged
blessings bestowed from above and below.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

An encounter with a lizadr

 Anothe haarrowing experience.

This was in Delhi. I was frying papad when I chanced to see a big greyish black lizard on the window net.
I panicked and tried chasing it with splashes of water. The poor lizard darted here and there on the net warding of the jet spray.
Then not able to take it any longer, to my fright leapt straight at me. Luckily I dodged and it landed on the kitchen platform and scuttled away.
Good heavens. did not fall into the Kadai. Would have been a gruesome scene.

Another lizard incident

Believe it or not.
Once in Chennai after waking up in the morning, as usual I opened my hair to tie it into a neat coil.
The moment I opened my hair, a small lizard jumped out. It was having a cozy sleep inside my hair. Fortunately, it was not a big one.

Gale Gama

 An Uncanny Experience

Fact or fiction, readers have to decide.
I am a staunch devotee of Edapally Ganapathy, a temple in Edapally in Cochin, Kerala.
Venu used to quip- I think Edapally Gnapathy has left its place and settled here.
This Ganapathy is believed to restore lost objects inside homes and they are truly restorned exactly from the place searched.
But this Ganapathy will not waste time in going out to search for lost items outside.
One has to keep 11 rupees in prayer and offer it to Ganpathy when they visit the temple the next time when object is restored.. Surely, Ganapathy will not mind any Ganapathy temple.
Seeing my frenzied behavior, one day my son said in Hindi, Ek din soond nikhlegha aur marega (one day a trunk will appear and hit you).
It was my wish to visit Kalahasthi.
As providence willed, Venu, Pravin and I left for Hyderabad by road to leave Pravin at his new workplace.
Venu said on the way we will be crossing Kalahasthi.
I was thrilled.
We reached Kalahasthi and saw a baby elephany blessing devotees going inside. Venu and Pravin too received their blessings.
I went and in great devotion bowed my head only to get a heavy whack on my head. My hair clip came off, the hair opened out and I found myself feeling dizzy.
I looked at my son, he simply asked me whether I paid any money to the elephant. I answered in the neagative. He said that it was the punishment for not paying any money.
It was indeed fortunate that it was not an adult elephant, but a calf.