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If We were Strolling Together (7)

Hello and welcome to the stroll today. Hasn’t it been long since we went on a walk together? Hasn’t quite a bit changed since we spoke to each other last? Or has it not? Well, we are here to find that out and to speak our hearts out to each other. Isn’t there always stuff that you can’t share with anyone? Isn’t there always stuff that you wished someone would listen to and appreciate/absorb/help you with?Β 

I am wondering now…how is it that every human being has parts of his heart that he never opens up to another? What if we could harvest all the secrets in the world? What an insane amount of wealth that would make! Intriguing thought isn’t it?

It’s a warm afternoon here. Weird! It is time for winter to begin…for it to cool down and for it to warn us to get our sweaters out. Well, it doesn’t actually snow in this part of the country. It just gets cold (by our definitions – I’m talking about 4-10 degrees). But i like winters. It is my most favourite season. The winter in India I mean. The winter where it is cold and you suddenly start loving the teas and coffees. The winter where you don’t sweat nor feel too tired. The winter where long drives become more romantic. The winter where your colourful sweaters come out of the closet. The winter where the sunlight touches your skin with all the warmth it’s got and smiles at you as you smile back. But this time, I won’t be here for the winters. I will be buried somewhere under snow or walking around in huge coats and a million sweaters/cardigans under it. But I am looking forward to that too.

If you have found me visiting your space far lesser than I usually do, blame it on a viral infection. My father came back from the office one day complaining that he’s caught a bad cold. It kept worsening and we took him to the doctor who ran a battery of tests on him and prescribed a heavy dose of antibiotics. Well, the tests came back negative and the antibiotics ensured his slow progress towards recovery. And in two days what do you know? I have caught the exact same infection! Almost the same symptoms and a fever of a 103 degrees! I was rushed to the doctor – same battery of tests, same prescription for medicines. And a really slow recovery. It took me about three weeks to feel ‘normal’ again…but now I am feeling much better and am back to my usual routines πŸ™‚

I really enjoyed writing the Heritage Walk series. It was nice because I got to relive the experience and it was received with a lot of warmth. I have been thinking about writing a few more series. There are some ideas in my mind…would you tell me what it is that you would like reading? Which of these ideas sound most appealing to you? Here’s are three ideas that I would enjoy writing about –

  1. The lives of honey bees – I am extremely interested in understanding the behaviour and the social order of honey bees (thanks to my friend Ravi who works on the behavioural patterns). I have been thinking of doing a series where I can talk about how their social structure is, how they find their food and return to their hives, how they communicate with each other…stuff like this! I’ve got several exciting things that I can share with you πŸ™‚
  2. How about a series on the famed Mughals? A dynasty that I am obsessed about, each Mughal ruler had a characteristic of his own and lots of drama ensued in the lives of these Mughals. Would you like to take a tour down the lanes of Indian history with me?
  3. Would you like to read a series on the festivals of India? We could trace the Β life in this subcontinent from January to December and discuss the various cultural facets of this country? You would be amazed how each state here has its own cultural ideas and how diverse this country is.

Of course my regular posts will continue to appear in this space in addition to these series.What is it that you like to read about? What is it that you enjoy listening to? If we were to meet over coffee, what is it that you would end up talking about?

Before you leave, there’s something exciting I want to share with you. My adeniums have flowered and the first couple of blossoms are here and there are several more buds that will flower in a few days…Aren’t they lovely?


25 thoughts on “If We were Strolling Together (7)”

  1. Ah! Yes! Adeniums! Beautiful. πŸ’ž
    Although I’m not here regularly I always try to keep up with your delightful posts. Indian Festivals sound good. Hugs. πŸ’žπŸ’ž

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    1. Indian festivals – yay! That’s definitely something I’d love to write about πŸ™‚
      Thank you Bushka for sharing your opinions even when you’ve been traveling! Have a great trip πŸ™‚

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  2. The flower looks beautiful, just as your writing is.
    The stroll today was smooth. I loved walking with you and talking about the winter. Winter here isn’t really enjoyable – multiple inches of snow. I hate it.
    For your upcoming series, I believe the life of bees would be an interesting topic. I know a little about how they travel miles to collect nectar. But I’d love to know more.
    Mughals – I’ve least interest in them.
    Festivals – I love them too, but bees are the best. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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    1. Thank you for joining me on the stroll. It was lovely to have you over πŸ™‚
      And thanks for your vote too! I’d love to write about the bees I find them extremely intriguing and it will be an amazing challenge to write about them in a little bit of a non-scientific language so everyone can read and appreciate them πŸ™‚

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  3. Glad to know you’ve recovered. It is never nice to be down with anything. It will be interesting to know about Indian Festivals. 😊 Lovely flower! Thanks for sharing the beauty. ❀️

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    1. Festivals has two votes now…so that’s definitely on my to do list πŸ™‚
      And the adeniums look beautiful with flowers..my hibiscus has started flowering as well! The small garden look lovely now. πŸ™‚

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      1. Well I don’t think there’s anything particularly masculine or feminine about appreciating nature. It blossoms uninhibitedly for all, so why can’t everyone appreciate it too?? πŸ™‚

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    1. I see that festivals are getting most of the votes! I think I’ll do a series on the major festivals soon! And there are at least a hundred major ones celebrated in India! So that should definitely make a lot of content for the series πŸ™‚
      Thanks for joining me on the stroll πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I think I’ll start off with the series on festivals because a lot of people seem to be loving that idea more than others. But I think I’ll eventually write all three because they are all of equal interest to me πŸ™‚

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