Showing posts from March, 2019

Sparrow - The lost companion of Human Race

I never thought, we have to celebrate or rather observe "Sparrow Day" to make people aware about this harmless little passerine bird, being on verge of extinction. I grew up seeing sparrows everyday, during my childhood. It was a sight, so familiar. In my native,  sparrows were co-owners of certain part of our houses, that too with authority. They use to litter a lot, around their nests. But no one thought of dismantling their nests. It was their abode, same as ours. It was their safe haven, because we were supposed to be their protectors. Unfortunately they considered us untouchables. The moment one of their young ones falls out of their nests, they use to banish them and leave them to die. If someone put them back to their nest, they used to throw them out, abandon them. It was easier for those sparrows to build their castles in the southern section of our large clustered house, because that part was made up of clay bricks, Bamboos, wood and straws (or rice/wh

The Evening Tea - Down the Memory Lane

The aroma of the evening tea has often lured me since my childhood. The necessity of it has developed off late, but the love for the evening tea has been there inside the depth of my heart since childhood. It’s quite a misfortune that I did not get the privilege to enjoy it often. I was not a tea aficionado till my hostel life. Tea is supposed to be an insignia for grownups in suburban families of India and hence those not having it are often considered as kids. During summer vacations we used to visit our native place. Apart from our Mango orchards, farms and love from my Grand Parents, the afternoon or rather evening tea was one of the most lucrative offerings that my village had for me those days. We (Bro, our cousins and I) lovingly call our grandfather BABA. Baba was very particular about his morning and evening tea and for that matter with his all daily routines. But the point of focus here is the Tea. To me the evening tea was more interesting, the reason was the visitors

A symbol so true

Bihar was in dark age during 1990s and early 2000s. You have to depend on lantern, because even to charge your inverters, you need few hours of electricity. And those days, even inverters were not in reach of common people. The one leader responsible for forcing the usage of Lantern to the fullest, made it the symbol of his party, when he formed RJD. The people of Bihar, voted the same RJD to power in 2015, when RJD emerged as the largest party. Again, they used the same lantern as their symbol. This does not show, how shrewd Lalu and his heirs were, it shows, how pathetically idiots, we the people of Bihar are. Lalu and his heirs, till today mock the very people of Bihar, whom they ruled for 15+ years. They mock it through their symbol, Lantern.