Saturday, March 16, 2013
Just yesterday I was going through my hoard of Pictures and Videos--all about Sudhir and I came across plenty such amusing Incidents that were connected to most of our Pictures or Videos.Maybe our relationship was unique---because I had known Sudhir for all my life--being my first cousin first--and maybe that was the reason for our comfort level with each other.Many small instances are a constant source of amusement to me--and constantly help me to keep smiling.
Life is getting a new routine but at the same time I'm finding it difficult to change the way I think--to get in sync with today's situation.For instance take the new addition of Rasika to my household.Keeping her occupied is beginning to become a headache--so I finally asked Vanita to help out.I told her to use Rasika as her assistant while cleaning up the Living Room---the shelves are piled with various Artifacts--all of which are Gifts--some from my Friends abroad and most from my Friends here--and are literally dust traps that attract Dust with a vengeance!!Of these the huge number of my Ganapati frames is something I'm very attached to.There is something that I've noticed--while Sudhir was alive the Elephant God entered our home often--sometimes as many as 5-6 times each month--and I never ever bought a single Idol or Frame!!Since Sudhir died I'm no longer so blessed--for He has seen fit to come to our home a mere 3 times in the entire 18 months that have passed since then!!
There are times when I find it hard to believe that I'm alone now--for despite my best efforts to keep it at bay the feeling of being alone is growing fast.I have bought a number of Books--the main ones being "The Oath of the Vayuputras" by Amish Tripathi--one that I was hankering after for well over a year now.Dealing with Lord Shiva this is the last book in the Meluha Trilogy--and is woven so skillfully with The Indus/ Saraswati Valley Civilazation in such intricate detail that it makes it a highly appealing and very plausible read--leading to it almost being accepted as a fact!!I for one am on my way to believe that our Indian Mythology is Fact--not Fiction!!The other book that I bought is the 4th. book in a series of 6 books on the Mughals--of which the last two are still to be published.This is what I hate--waiting for the unpublished stuff--for the longer it takes to come out the hazier the contents of it's earlier counterparts become!!Maybe that is why I'm a hoarder--I end up buying entire Series--for References are important!!I mean History does not alter the Facts--but the fleshing out of the characters matters and that is what adds the appeal to the cut and dried facts!!
Then there are the books by Philippa Gregory--The Red Rose and the White Rose based on the historical War of the Roses in England.Add to this"The Krishna Key" by Ashwin Sanghi-- the same person who wrote "The Chanakya Chant" has set me up for the next few weeks--and I can almost imagine Sudhir breathing down my neck in irritation when I get completely absorbed in my Books!!!