Monsoon

There is no electricity in the house. It is raining heavily outside. I can see the wet birds resting in the veranda. Soon it is going to be dark. I decided to make dinner early as sometimes there is no electricity during the whole night.

with the help of an oil lamp I made some light in the kitchen. I decided to go for an instant recipe. It is fast to cook and healthy to eat. I already have some vegetables in the fridge. I washed and chopped them, added them to a steam cooker, sauted with curry masala, salt and Ghee and mixed with rice.  Steamed for fifteen to twenty minutes and my food was ready. Besides this I made raita by adding garlic and mint leaves to curd (Indian version of yoghurt) and a pinch of cumin powder.

I am alone today and the TV cable is down with no network. I turned on the radio. This month received the heaviest rainfall. The water level has rose in the river. Landslides in most part of the district have halted the transport. Hopefully, a little garden of vegetables and local shops are playing a pivotal role to meet the basic need. One thing that I have noticed about these local shops is that stuff that I particularly buy is nearing its finish date. This is the best time to clear their inventory.

Peace of cake and mind

Depression is deprivation of your soul. Its like the drops of rain falling on dry earth. You feel good when the air around you gets moist as it touches you and console your thirsty soul. You sit quietly and hear the drops falling on the ground and the fragrance of the wet mud rejuvenates you. Have you ever wondered how do you feel during then. Suppose to be happy, but actually I have realised that I am not. It makes me sad and cry. However I do feel good after crying. Sometime back I came through a very good article by Lisa Bennett.  Please find the link below and see how she explains her understanding about how climate change and human behaviour are correlated.

https://grist.org/climate-energy/10-things-you-want-to-know-about-human-nature-if-youre-fighting-climate-change/

https://lisabennett.org/blog/