Dasara at Home

Dasara (Navarathri) has just concluded and here is a small video of Dasara doll arrangements at house. More than Dasara it was known to us as ‘Gombe habba’ (ಗೊಂಬೆ ಹಬ್ಬ) back when we were kids. For all the ten days during the festival, 50 to 60% of our living room used to get occupied with the dolls. Below is a small video shot by my sister of this year’s festivities (since there is no narration, I’ve tried my level best to explain the arrangements below the video) – Top most step has ‘pattada gombe’ (ಪಟ್ಟದ ಗೊಂಬೆ) – depicting the royal family of Mysore. Next two steps goes for the Gods […]

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Old Familiar Faces

by Charles Lamb I have had playmates, I have had companions,In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days,All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. I have been laughing, I have been carousing,Drinking late, sitting late, with my bosom cronies,All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. I loved a love once, fairest among women;Closed are her doors on me, I must not see her —All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. I have a friend, a kinder friend has no man;Like an ingrate, I left my friend abruptly;Left him, to muse on the old familiar faces. Ghost-like, I paced round the haunts of my childhood.Earth seemed a […]

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tsunami

As usual I was standing in the beach on Sunday morning. Sun was trying to glaze the water surface from his surface. As far as I remember I just stand in the beach everyday in the same place without fail and leave the waves to come and splash me. I will be in beach irrespective of weather condition. I love to (sort of) stand there and have a look at the endless waves for endless hours. Even though it is a routine for me, I never felt boredom for this my hobby, to be honest it’s difficult to call this as my hobby. It’s as routine as the waves in […]

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