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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series of 6 books on the Mughals--of which the last two are still to be published.This is what I hate--waiting for the unpublished stuff--for the longer it takes to come out the hazier the contents of it's earlier counterparts become!!Maybe that is why I'm a hoarder--I end up buying entire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!!!
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    I too get absorbed in my books ! Dust is something I do battle with here !
    1704 days ago
  • MIRFA71
    Cleaning and dusting are a big headache for me. I will cook a huge meal or wash a hundred dishes but not dusting.
    1708 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Sudhir is there breathing down your neck and always will be. Your connection is too strong to ever be broken.
    1709 days ago
    You've given me an interesting list of books to read!
    Dust is a big feature here. I have, and like, wall-to-wall carpets due to the cold weather we have. Carpeting collects the dust and causes me all kinds of cleaning. Perhaps one day I'll give it up.
    Both my children have mostly bare floors but still have dust, maybe not so much. But cold feet!
    1709 days ago
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