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The Groundnut

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In the evening I used to take a walk to a park near by and sit there for sometime. Listening to the chirps of the birds, looking at the squirrels moving around gave me peace of mind. On one such evening a little boy came to me asking me to buy groundnut. just thought it might help the boy in some way and bought it. He neatly wrapped in an old news paper, handed over to me, took two rupees and left happily. Now what do i do with these groundnuts in my hand? simply started eating it watching the squirrels climbing up , coming         down. Swiftly moving on the grass        in search of food. As few of them were moving around in my front I dropped few groundnuts for them too. All of them simply ran away but one slowly returned after sometime as if it understood my intention. We had a good time eating groundnut together.It became a routine for me to buy the groundnut, for  boy to sell it to me and for squirrel to share it with me. Squirrel was no longer afraid to come near me. Now it woul…

ಮನಸೇ....

ಮನಸೇ ಬದುಕು ನಿನಗಾಗಿ ಬವಣೆ ನಿನಗಾಗಿ , ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯೇ ಸುಳ್ಳಾದರೆ ಜಗವೆಲ್ಲ ಸುಳ್ಳು ಅಲ್ಲವೇ .... I don't remember how many times I might have listened to this song from Amrutavarshini. ಈಗಲೂ ಕೇಳ್ತೇನೆ ಬೇಸರವಿಲ್ಲದೇ . ಸದ್ದಿಲ್ಲದೊಂದು ರಾತ್ರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿದಿರೆ ರಜಾ ಹಾಕಿ ಕುತಾಗ, ಈ ಹಾಡಲ್ಲೇನೋ  ಆತ್ಮಿಯ ಸ್ಪಂದನ. ರಾತ್ರಿ ಒಂದೂವರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೋಡ ಮುಸುಕಿ ಸಣ್ಣ ಹನಿ ಇಡುವಾಗ ಕತ್ತಲ ಹಂದರದ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆಲೋಚನೆಗಳ ತೇಲಿಸುವ ಹಾಡಿನ ಮೇಳವಣೆ. ಆಗೆಲ್ಲ ಕೇಳುವ ಸದ್ದಿನಲ್ಲೇನೋ ಹೊಸ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶ. ನವಿಲುಗರಿಯು ನೇವರಿಸಿದಂತೆ. ಅದಕಾಗೆ ಈ ಹಾಡನ್ನ ಮತ್ತೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಆಲಿಸುವ ಹಂಬಲ. ಮನಸೇ ನಾ ಏನೇ ಮಾಡಿದರು ನಿನ್ನ ಪ್ರೀತಿಗಲ್ಲವೇ?....... ಈ ಭಾವ ಕುಸುರಿ ಮನಸಿನದು. ನಾವೇನಿದ್ದರೂ ಅದರಂತೆ ತಾಳ ಹಾಕುವುದು.ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ಹಿಡಿಸದ ರಾಗವೆಷ್ಟು ಕಷ್ಟವೋ ಹಿಡಿಸಿದ್ದು ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಸುಲಭ . ಗುರಿಯಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಓಡುವ ಕುದುರೆ  ಕಟ್ಟಿದಂತೆ ಮನಸಿನ ಭಾವಗಳ ಕಟ್ಟುವುದು ಅಂದರೆ.ಆದರೆ ಅದು ಹಾಗೆ ಓಡುವಾಗಲು ಚಂದ ಅಲ್ಲವೇ ? ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ  ಚಿಂತನೆಗೊಂದು ಗುರಿ ಯಾಕೆ ಬೇಕು?ಯಾವಾಗಲೊಮ್ಮೆ ಸರಿ ರಾತ್ರಿ ತನ್ನೊಂದಿಗೆ  ಅದು ತಾನೇ ಇರಬೇಕು. ತನಗೆ  ಬೇಕಾದನ್ನ ಅರಸಿ ಹೋಗುವ ಹೊತ್ತು .ಆ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗಾಗೆ ಆಗಾಗೆ  ಕತ್ತಲ ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ  ದಿಗಂತದತ್ತ  ನೋಟ  ನೆಟ್ಟು ಕಛೇರಿ  ಒಂದು ಇಟ್ಕೊಬೇಕು. ಮನಸಿನದು ಶ್ರುತಿ ಇಲ್ಲದ ಹಾಡಾದರೂ ಸರಿ ಆಲಿಸಬೇಕು. ಯಾರಿಗೆ ಗೊತ…
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Dot Seven thirty I was in the Bus. I make sure I leave early so that I reach office early. Just a delay of about fifteen minutes usually costs an hour delay due to the slow moving traffic. So a better deal is to leave early. But today was a very unlikely day. Despite all my pre plans, I got stuck in a slooooow moving terrific traffic that in turn inspired this month's blog post :).

Neither I've complaints about the traffic nor any suggestion to get out of it. First task is pretty boring and the latter is laborious. Just an observation i'd love to put up.

When I got stuck in the traffic, I was about 3km away from my work place. Most of the people opted to walk rather waiting in the bus, so did I. To my surprise I didn't feel tired or irritated but was happy to be walking under soothing shade of the trees. Nostalgic I became seeing big tree on both sides of the road. It reminds me of the broad cement roads with huge trees in my home town. Reminds me of the early morning…

Wise Whys

Conductor (to the lady standing near the driver seat): olag banri (come inside)

lady looked at the conductor, didn't respond. (Disagreement was evident from her face).

Conductor wanted a little space to move out towards the door. Also there was less crowd inside the bus hence he persistently said to the lady.....

"kannad nahi aati? andar jao".

Lady was equally adamant and said "main nahi jaaongi"

Conductor (Couldn't stand the disobedience) : toh aap utro.

Lady got really really angry and said "arre mein pregnent hoon. main nahi jaa sakti bheed mein".

There was a silence around. All could read that "Sorry" on Conductor's face and there was a sudden shift of support from conductor towards the lady.
In no time conductor did the best thing he could do. He asked the front seater ( near the door) to make seat for the lady.
Everyone had a sigh of relief. I had a thought woving along.

Why couldn't conductor be little patient and ask the…

Short Film on Autism

Dear Friends,

One of my friends is making a short film and need assistance for the same. Please pass-on the message below to the people who might be interested or you could join hands with Usha if it interests you.

I currently manage a Rehab centre for special kids and a school for autism in Bangalore, Indranagar. Both these are non-profit organisations.

We are checking options to make a short film (10 mins) on our centre to spread awareness and for internal use. Do you know of any contacts who would like to do this for us at a minimum cost/ gratuit?
Our website link is ashafoundation.org
Mail : usha_r85@yahoo.com
My office contact no is 41808052

Thank you.

Shades - light and dark

Here are few expressions and experiences of mine. At one point or the other, we all experience this.
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No , it's not always easy to forget what people say. Worst is when they hurt your dignity. Why can't people just let u be what u r n what u wanna do. What's wrong in taking a long route n try to figure out what what u wanna do with ur life. Why the hell one should do what these people expect us to do. It's my life n what i do is my headache. Why is this world so much bothered about it?

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Me: Hello
Doctor: I was about to leave. I saw u inquiring for ENT specialist and stopped.
Me: Oh then I'm lucky.
Doc: U r.

Me: Thank you.
Doc: So what's the problem?
Me: I've dry cough from past few weeks. Here's is the prescription I've been given.
Doc: Ok. Are …

ಸಾರ್ಥಕತೆ

ಬರೆವ ನೂರು ಸಾಲು ಯಾವ
ಭಾವಕ್ಕೆ, ಪುಟಗಳು ಯಾವ
ಪುರುಷಾರ್ಥಕ್ಕೆ

ಯಾವ ಸಾಧನೆ ಮೆರವಣಿಗೆ
ಶಾಶ್ವತ ಜೀವನ ಹೊಯ್ದಾಟದೊಳು
ಸಾರ್ಥಕತೆಗೆ

ಇಲ್ಲೇನು ಬಯಸದಿರು ಬಗೆಯದಿರು
ನಿರ್ಲಿಪ್ತ ಭಾವದಿಂ ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಗಾಣು
ಕಾಯಕದಿ


Now you are wondering what made me write this? Inspired by 'mankutimmana kagga' :)

ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ಡೇ

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ಬೆಳ್ಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ದಿನಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿದಾಗಲೇ ಗೊತ್ತಾದದ್ದು ಮಾರ್ಚ್ ೨೦ ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ಡೇ ಅಂತ. ಇದು ಈ ವರ್ಷದಿಂದ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭ. ಅದು ಒಂದು ಕಾಲ ಇತ್ತು. ನಮಗೆ ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಸ್ಪೆಷಲ್ ಅನಿಸದ ಕಾಲ. ಮನೆಯ ಹಿಂದೆ ಇದ್ದ ಬಯಲಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಕಿದ್ದ ಭತ್ತದ ಬಣವೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ದಂಡು ದಂಡಾಗಿ ಮೆಲ್ಲುತ್ತಾ ಕೂತ ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿಗಳನ್ನ ಸಣ್ಣ ಕಲ್ಲು ತೂರಿ ಎಬ್ಬಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದದ್ದು. ಅವೆಲ್ಲ ಒಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಹಾರದನ್ನೋ ನೋಡೋದೇ ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಹಬ್ಬ, ಅದೇ ದೇವರು ಹಾಕಿದ ಸಹಿ. ಈಗೆಲ್ರಿ ಕಾಣತ್ವೆ ಹಾಗೆ?? ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ಸ್ಪೆಷಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂದು ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ದಿನ. ಮಾಡಬೇಕದದ್ದೇ. ಇಲ್ಲಾಂದ್ರೆ ಈಗಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ಅನ್ನೋ ಹಕ್ಕಿ ಇತ್ತಂತಾನು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗೋದಿಲ್ಲ.

ನಿಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರಿಗಾದರು ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ ಪರಿಚಯವಿಲ್ಲ ಅಂದ್ರೆ , ಇಗೋ ಫೋಟೋ.


ಕೃಪೆ : http://sdakotabirds.com/species/chipping_sparrow_info.htm

The Daffodil Principle

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When I read the article "Daffodil Principle" I was amazed to see how little work/day can add up to a big success. You shouldn't wait for a perfect day to start when u've an idea. No matter how small the idea is water it. Let it grow no matter how slow. The happiness u reap everyday in doing what u imagine with ur eyes wide open is incredible. This story inspired me to grow plants.
I brought the first rose plant home on the day of Ramjan. I remember it so well 'coz that day I went to office, discovered an unexpected holiday on the account of Ramjan. Naturally, was very happy. On my way back home I found a bunch of saplings. Out of which a rose plant looked serene with a tiny baby pink flower. That was the start. I would water it everyday. Closely watch the sprout. One fine day the plant smiled with a rose.


I realised how simple it was to grow plants. All you need is a plant and a pot (yep, soil in it). Water it twice a day. Eventually u'll see fresh flowers tr…

ಬೆಂಗಾಡು ಧರಣಿ

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This snap was taken on the way to Chitradurga. Click on the Pic. You can see the Wind Mills.
ಬರಿದು ಮುಗಿಲ ಮುಡಿ ಕಡಲ ಅಡಿ ಬರಿದು ಹಸಿರ ಉಡಿ ಜೀವ ಗಣಿ ಬರಿದಾಯಿತೆನ್ನ ಮಡಿಲು ನಿನ್ನ ಹಡೆದು ಈಗ ಉಳಿದಿಹುದೊಂದೇ, ಬರಿದಾದ ಒಡಲ ನಿಟ್ಟುಸಿರು