Loved the conversation mentioned by ruskin bond with one of his readers. Reader says I also want to be a writer like u getting paid for those idyllic moments lying on the grass, looking at the world. Well I must say I cldnot agree more ;-) and now am owner of 2 more of his books. Though one of them gifted :-)
Have u ever noticed how when u r craving to know more about things they just fall into ur lap. This has happened to me many times. I have my in laws in ahmedabad and there u will find these real colorful motorbikes with long lorries attached for various purposes. I always thought of clicking one and finding out more about them as I had never seen anything like them anywhere else..
Been a year since then and suddenly in my flight, I find this jet airways magazine where an article has covered details of this colorful monster..Voila that was such a nice surprise.Tried searching for the pic on net but there are none.. I promise in my next visit to ahmd there wld be one from my camera :-)
We Indians have quite a creative mind coming up with such colorful combo's.But the cream of the cake goes to the fact that design is approved by Auto Association of India..Did I see any eyebrows raised well mine did..
They are called chakkadas name attributed from the fact that the body is assembled from six parts of different vehicles. AND they have even successfully exported these. Wohoo
Was on a visit to ranchi for a family function..Flight was via Kol,so got some time to rewind my days in Kolkata..Went to my old house(a friend lili di still stays there ) and had a real nice time..
She gave me those home made momo's..In kol for two years I never tasted them wondering they look so raw and tasteless, owing to fact they are made by steaming. But one bite and all my notions went to the wind..Simply yummy and when served with spicy veggie soup, u can even call it exotic. I can still feel the taste lingering..
Had darjeeling tea with Marie biscuit..This is something that I had learnt from Lili Di. I used to go her place for tea just for the combo And I cherish it till date.
Back at home..On my visit gave away two of my works. One to Di and another to ma in law. This time definitely plan to start on a canvas..Let's see how this turns out to be.
A New Day and a New Moment..
Note:The pic above is of the hall decor..Absolutely loved the satin on white look and clicked..Simple yet eye catching. Also quite diasppointed byt the fact that could not get chakkada pic on net..Blog seems to be incomplete without same :-( Only reference I could find of it on net was http://www.ahmedabad.com/index/viewarticle/article/14431/section/10