India Art Journal July 30,31, Aug 1, 2 by Meera Rao
"Then India, everyone has his own idea of India" - J Milton Hayes.
Tata Nano car is considered the cheapest car in the world and I see quite a few of them on the road. I have not ridden or checked out one but they definetely have the 'cute factor'!
Most of the pots in India don't have handles and these chimtas or tongs are a must in the kitchen to handle the hot pots and covers.
The parrots cause a ruckus at dawn and dusk with their chirping and swooping about. They love to perch on the coconut palm fonds. I have not figured out what is it about the coconut tree that these birds love. I do like waking up to hearing them noisily flying around from tree to tree.
Rakhee celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Sisters tie the 'rakhee' on to brothers's wrists and each assure the other to protect and love forever. Its an ancient custom performed once a year. Until recently the custom was prevalent mainly in Northern India but now it is celebrated throughout the country. Born and brought up in the south, growing up, I was not familiar with the custom other than having watched it in a Hindi movie or two. Days and weeks before the special day shops were filled with variety of bracelets for purchase. I was amazed at the beauty and abundance of the bracelets for sale everywhere! This year Rakhee day was celebrated on Aug 2.