So, just one day since I posted and yet another ocean of thoughts to share with you. I’ll try to keep it as short as possible. First, if you want to see a few images from the Bird sanctuary as well as read about the cow situation here check out Nina’s Blog.
Also in including one of the better bird pictures I have not had time to edit. Even with a telephoto lens they were a long way away:
Otherwise if I recall when I left of on the last post I was about to go out to a movie at the Jamnager. It was very interesting and we saw something called Chennai Express.
To hear a quick review of the movie click here. My review is that it was oddly wonderful! It was great to see what the locals are watching and to hear their roars of laughter even if I did not quite get most of the jokes. Regardless of the language barrier and the long duration (3 hours) it was lots of fun, and yet another once in a lifetime experience for me.
Then after the movie we went to a local hotel that’s more like a resort where they had camels you could ride. I passed on the camels but we ate in the open air (first time yet since tehe weather is now dryer) and the temperature was beautiful. It was a wonderful feast of yet more food. The variety of what they eat here (all vegitaian only) is remarkabe.
Only issue was it was getting a bit late, but that said I’m even getting used to the very late dinners. It’s not uncommon for dinner to starting at 9:30 and ending at 11:00.
Today we headed off to work and made good progress on the project. At the end of the day we had a lovely encounter with three girls who brought Happy Reksha Bandhan day to us. Picture of the girls and one of the cards they made is here:
Finally we topped off the day by heading to Hitesh and Kajal’s (our clients) home for a wonderful home cooked meal. We had Roti and a Chick pea type dish and for desert some raw sugar cane in a candy form. It was very nice and especially interesting to see Kajal cook in her own kichen, rolling out the Roti, frying it in a pan and serving it on our plates, similar to how we cook pancakes back home. Also it was terrific to see what a “real” Jamnager home looks like.
After dinner we had an interesting discussions which surprisingly ended up being about world religions and I learned a number interesting facts. Hitesh and Kajal were also very interested in hearing a bit about our faiths and traditions so it was a very interesting exchange.
Kajal and Hitesh’s hospitality was marvelous and they continue to demonstrate what wonderful hearts they have for everyone around them.
Just including a few more images here of some more wonderful children and people at the center.
And a couple more I have had a chance to post in other blogs of interesting faces and scenes:
Will post again when I have something interesting to share.
Best wishes to all. Keith.