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A Glimpse of Rural Bengal

Hello friends, recently we had an opportunity to spend few days, completely in rural setting, the experience was simply enlightening. The place is a small village called Kamarpara, adjacent to the town of Bolpur, Santiniketan in Bengal. Just imagine how thrilling it would be to spend the night in a two storied mud house madeContinue reading “A Glimpse of Rural Bengal”

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Surfeit Of Rainy Days.

Hello friends, few days ago, I have posted (https://mousumisays.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/enjoying-a-rainy-day/) about the virtues of a rainy day. I also did mention that too much of everything is bad. That’s precisely what happening in Kolkata. It’s been raining ever since with a brief respite, in between. From the last night onwards, it feels like the sky isContinue reading “Surfeit Of Rainy Days.”

Enjoying a Rainy Day.

Hello friends, the above photo taken by me through my bedroom window, would tell you that at present I’m relishing a rainy day. In India we are almost into the autumn season which literally starts from 23rd September and lasts till 21st December. At this time generally the sky remains pristine blue with cotton likeContinue reading “Enjoying a Rainy Day.”

Time to Retreat from Precipice

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children – a Native American Proverb Hello friends, the COP26 meetims are going on in Glasgow, England. Where world leaders have congregated to chalk out plans to reverse global warming by aceiving net zero emissions. I found my earlier article quiteContinue reading “Time to Retreat from Precipice”

Celebrating the Lord Jagannatha.

-Lord Jagannatha Drawn by my daughter Riya Hello friends, I feel so fortunate to dedicate my 100th blog post to Lord Jagannatha(the Lord of the World). Today is the auspicious day, the world famous Sri Jagannatha Ratha (chariot) Yatra or Annual Car Festival commences in Lord’s abode Puri, in Odisha. The Lord Jagannatha along withContinue reading “Celebrating the Lord Jagannatha.”

Nature Teacher: Back to Basics.

Hello friends, today I’m reblogging my earlier post published in 25th July 2020. It’s indeed surprising the status quo remains exactly the same after passing of one full year. The topic of the blog stands as relevant as then. Please do have a read. Today, I couldn’t help myself but smile, despite the gloom ofContinue reading “Nature Teacher: Back to Basics.”

Back to School?

Hello friends, in 12th March, the Unicef marked the anniversary since Covid -19 was declared a pandemic by bringing on data about its impact on the schooling of children. They have to say that the closure of 1.5 million schools worldwide due to pandemic and lockdowns in 2020 is estimated to have affected 247 millionContinue reading “Back to School?”

Celebrating the Earth Hour

Hello friends, today we are going to observe the Earth Hour aross the entire world. The ritual is to switch off all non essential electrical devices and lights for one hour. In India it’s from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM, IST. It may be a symbolic gesture, yet it signifies solidarity and hope for aContinue reading “Celebrating the Earth Hour”

An Ode to Happiness.

“Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel towards what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much.”- William D. Hoard.Friends, yesterday on 20th March, the world observed International Day of Happiness. It was started by the United Nations in the year 2013, dedicatedContinue reading “An Ode to Happiness.”

The Cook and his Clueless Wife.

Hello friends, in present environment we all seem to be bogged down by the circumstances, one way or the other. Whenever I came across something funny, I always wished to share it with you. We must all have to make an effort to draw as much fun and happiness from life as we could. So,Continue reading “The Cook and his Clueless Wife.”