February 23rd, 2014

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Hosakote kere, Karnataka, 230213

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Kamal pinged me past 10pm yesterday...and off we went,early this morning, to Hosakote Kere, with Vasuki, and having picked up Binu on the way, too.

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At the MCS (Mandatory Chai Stop).

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I took two short videos; one, of a shimmering black line of Swallows, and a white line of Egrets:




Another of a flight of ducks, swirling over the lake, not landing but wheeling around:



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Let me close with a pic of this bAginA (offering) that someone had made. A baagina usually contains a packet of arshina (turmeric), kumkum, black bangles, black beads (used in the mangalsutra), a comb, a small mirror, baLe bicchoLe, coconut, blouse piece, dhaanya (cereal), rice, toor dal, green dal, wheat or rava and jaggery cut in a cube form. The baagina is offered in a traditional mora (winnow painted with turmeric).

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