Month: September 2007

She clawed her way into my heart and wouldn’t let go!

This has become her morning routine. She wakes up reluctantly, making displeased noises, when I stir in the morning. Then she lies there, snuggled in the blanket, watching me get ready (and getting great pleasure, I’m sure). Then she climbs across the dressing table and goes behind the curtain and perches there on the ledge for a while, for reasons that are totally imcomprensible to me. And she does this nearly eveyr day! She sits there for a while, like a bride awaiting her ceremony. Then, once she’s done with her stint behind the curtains, she emerges sleepily and goes back to the blanket again! Sigh, cats. Don’t even try and understand them. Just love them and let them be 🙂 I collect cat quotes, so if you ever come across any, please do send them to me! Here are some of my favourites: Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. ~ Jeff Valdez There is something about the presence of a cat… that seems to …

Tread softly

This story, forwarded by friend Asha, actually reminded me of something I’ve been meaning to write about too. How badly we treat the ones closest to us and the lengths we go to in front of acquaintances and strangers, in order to create a good impression. Says Asha: “Goes with my theory that we tend to treat the worst, the people who matter the most to us. Like with our parents/families/close friends – we tend to think they will never leave us, so we subject them to our worst moods, while with our colleagues/strangers we are the sweetest people ever, full of Pleases and Thank yous and Sorrys.” So true! What does it take, I think, to spare a kind word or two when you talk to someone close to you? Or at least be decent and not talk down, like the other person is some lowly earth form not worthy of existing. The reason that came to mind is the fact that I have come across this kind of behaviour and though I have …

Weekend trip: Hogenakkal

It’s a famous place. As soon as you land there, the coracle guy informs us about it’s claim to fame – it was featured in the movie Roja. I shall have to go back and watch Roja sometime, I make a note. The Hogenakkal falls itself is quite spectacular, with water gushing out through several channels and falling down a height of 5-20 metres at different places. Since it’s the height of the monsoons when we visited, the river is at its fullsome best, gushing out with abandon and fervour. Hogenakkal – The travelogue

Wide Angle – the online gallery

For those of you who want to have a look at the pics on display during the exhibition, you can visit this link: Anita’s Gallery The prints are between 16×24 (with 2 inch borders) and 20×32 (with 3 inch border) and all framed. If you’re interested in getting one for your house, or even gifting one to a friend, please do contact me (anitabora5 at rediffmail dot com) for the details. * You can also order them in any other size.

Majuli: Island in the Sun

North East Chronicles: Located in the middle of the mighty Brahmaputra river, the journey to Majuli island is around 2 and a half hours in a noisy ferry. We visited the island on March 22 & 23, 2007 during our North East trip. At the Nimati ferry ghat, the junction where you need to board a ferry to the island of Majuli, we were told that there would be a delay for about 2 hours. A bandh had been called the day before (which didn’t happen) but people were still under the impression it was on. We had no option but to sit beside the river side and wait. We got quite a few curious glances from people around : I don’t think they are used to too many visitors in these parts. Someone asked us why we were going to Majuli and seemed rather surprised when we said we were there for a visit. Majuli, is often called the largest river island in the world. However, one website clarified that it isn’t : it’s …