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.