December 11th, 2007

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Why do I blog?

Here's an entry from the LJ of shortindiangirl....

http://shortindiangirl.livejournal.com/40409.html


I agree with most of that...I started blogging for my homesick child, very far away...and it was a welcome surprise to realize that I had more than one reader!

Here's a pic of the grasses all lit up by the sunshine, against the granite that is so characteristic of this part of Karnataka....


golden grass 021207


And here's a pic,taken at Lalbagh on Sunday evening, which shows why it's called the SPOT-BILLED PELICAN....



spot-billed pelican lake lalbagh 091207


Oh, no reason to post those photographs, I "simbly" did it...!
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Babies drop from Heaven..well, from the temples, at least...

Here's the link (thanks, anushsh) to the front-page article in the Sunday Times of India, that we read (Dec 9th 2007). It's about a temple in Karnataka where they throw (yes) infants from the top of the temple and catch them in blankets at the bottom, to ensure that the children have good lives...assuming that they survive this practice...the articles says one infant " slightly missed" blanket and "landed with a light thud"...


Here, read it...there's a photograph, too.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bangalore/Babies_dropped_from_temple_top/articleshow/2607741.cms