Saturday, December 4, 2021
It is a good sight to see the vanilla pods hanging in the garden where fifty percent of the flowers were successfully pollinated. Now we wait for them to dry so that we can use them to extract the vanilla. nuttie artzz. It looks better at night when the lights come up inside the bottle. This season the yield of drumstick was pretty good. One of the regular visitors is the purple sunbird who goes in for the nectar from the Moringa (drumstick) flower.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
I had two coconuts to grate so I selected a bigger plate for the job. While grating my thoughts kept drifting and I was wondering "is it the same plate?" Mrs Kelkar, our old neighbour in Bombay from the early 60s. I remember her advice to her daughter वापरात नसताना ते बंद ठेवा (when not in use keep it closed) A simple safety advice which goes a long way. 20 sec video on it (the puttu) Dr Akhila Alexander.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
For those who like to read, it turns out to be a habit that sticks on. For many, the morning newspaper is a must. A way to keep yourself connected with the outside world. This is a picture clicked in Dhobi Khanna (Cochin) by Adrian Whittle a few years ago. Akshathkumar Shetty at the City Market in Bangalore, India. Photo credit Giulio) Photo credit Bill Smith) Pic credit:Dale Scherfling) Pic credit: bawtrees) Photo credit:Doc SaintX) Pic Credit: Siakou photo credit: Eli) Ameer Hamza has to say: Wife cooked excellent tikka with some gravy, imli ki chutney which was just well made, additional support was provided by hari chutney, piyaz, mirch and kheera. Beautiful. My kids also enjoy this dish so I decided to have my Guria hold this wonderful book. I could not find a better way to photograph the entire spectrum including home made parathas with my early favourite book by master Islamic scholar, A J Arberry. This book must be considered as a classic among studies of Islamic Civilization, a vast, difficult, fascinating subject. So vast and so intricate that few Muslims would know or be able to accurately describe the term 'Islamic Civilization'. Example: A Christian translator working for a Muslim Abbasid King on a Greek manuscript to be translated and annotated in Arabic should be considered as 'Islamic' ? Questions like these are played well. In Pakistan Suhail Academy is at the forefront in publishing such wonderful books. This edition is 2001 printed in Lahore. Craobh Nua has to say :This is quite possibly the most famous bookshop in the world. It was responsible for giving "Ulysses", by James Joyce, its first print run - some were autographed, and these are now reckoned to be the most expensive books of the 20th Century. It was also closed down during the Second World War, when the owner refused to sell a book - Finnegan's Wake, according to legend - to a Nazi Officer. The books are pretty much all in English, and if you buy one you can get it stamped. Photo credit: Dprezat) Photo Credit Francesco Mariano) Pic credit: Gandalf) Pic credit: James Beard) Pic credit: Janwillemsen) Photo credit: Jean) Pic credit) Pic credit:John) pic credit:Jon) pic credit) pic credit Koen Jacobs) Pic credit:LitterArt) Pic credit: Miquel) Pic credit: Monica Weller FRPS) Jenny Erpenbeck is supposed to be an excellent novel on refugees in Germany. (Pic credit : Vivien) Pic: pensioner Percy) Pic credit: Natalia Yankelevich) pic credit :Natali Antonovich) Pic credit Lou Alexander Pic credit: Philip Van Ootegem) Pic credit Yvonne Kluin) Pic credit:Anna Kristenson) Pic credit: Marian Kloon) video on how the mural was made. Pic credit: Mhobl Pic credit: Carlo)