April 30th, 2014

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She turned five...

Yesterday, April 29th, was the day Eli/Biddli/Boodi Ma/Beedool turned five.

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She loves dressing up and is quite the girly girl. Her especial favourites are "sparkly shoes"...she seems to have got a new pair for this birthday!

Her paternal grandparents were there to wish her and cherish her...well, I can't complain, I'll be there, too, in the course of time!

Happy birthday, my dear angel fairy, may magic dust touch you all your life.
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tErE mEre sapnE ab Ek rang hain

One of my favourite melodious songs, from the movie

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made based on

novel by R K Narayanan




This song seems a happy one.... but there's an underlying current of sadness in it...as "Rosie" is already moving on from the relationship that "Raju" has fought the world and given up a lot for. No matter that R K Narayanan hated this picturization of his novel. It is a haunting movie, with wonderful songs, showing the fleeting nature of love...especially in "forbidden" relationships.
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Quick visit to Hulimangala, 300414

On the spur of the moment, my friend Rosita Sequiera came by with her son Mark and picked me up, and off we went; I wanted to show her the magnificient trees of Hulimangala.

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She'd brought some nice tea in that flask!

We started the evening with a beautiful

SHORT-TOED SNAKE EAGLE

soaring above:

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You can see how beautiful is the camouflage of the

ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET

with its body against the leaves, and its beak against the figs:

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These two majestic Ficus trees are my landmark to turn off on the road to Hulimangala:

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We sighted the Mottled Wood Owl, too, being chased around by the Mynas, then the Parakeets, and then the Kites!

The bird list:

Bee-eater, Small Green
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Bulbul, White-browed
Bushchat, Pied
Cormorant, Little
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Eagle, Short-toed Snake
Egret, Intermediate
Egret, Little
Heron, Indian Pond
Kite, Black
Kite, Brahminy
Koel, Asian
Lapwing, Red-wattled
Myna, Common
Myna, Jungle
Owl, Mottled Wood
Stork, Painted
Swallow, Red-rumped
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Prinia, Ashy
Robin, Indian
Warbler, Un id
Woodswallow, Ashy



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