Monday, September 22, 2008

My India trip

We, the Indians working outside India, look forward for annual vacations more than anything else(at least I’m like that). So far, I’ve been to India 4 times on vacation. But this vacation has been the most happening for me. One major reason might be my sister’s marriage while the other might be because I got to explore rural India more than my previous outings. Some of the highlights of this vacation are:
1. I spent more than 3 whole days of my 3 weeks vacation in trains (my favorite mode of transport).
2. I met a policeman who shares his lunch box with an old beggar daily. He told me that he wants to take that old lady to his house but his wife doesn’t agree for that.
3. Drank tea prepared with fresh milk (the buffalo was milked just before me) at a relative’s house in a village.
4. Plucked some guavas at the same village and ate them without even washing them. I even saw some people making curries from the vegetables which grew in their backyard there.
5. I went to Hampi, in Karnataka, for a day’s visit. I never knew that the historic city is such a beautiful sight. It was really an engineering marvel. I felt that it’s one of those must-see-places in India.
6. I met a mother who feels that kids should not be scolded for some wrong thing which they do. She says that if you scold them for doing so, they’ll be more inclined to do so in future. You might feel what’s special in me writing this. But I was awestruck when she was laughing at her 3 year old kid who was shouting very bad words at everyone.
These might not seem to be of great importance to you, but I found some difference in them. Something that we are not used to. Anyways, I now sign off to be back tomorrow in the Bloggerville to read some more of your blog posts.

23 comments:

Krishna Kumar said...

Hmmmm...nuvvu nee blogging life malli fulto josh toh resume cheyalani aa devunni prathisthunnanu,

Amen!

Apple said...

Police officer gurinchina vishayam really strange...nice man

Good to hear abt ur rural India explorations this time :)

Keshi said...

wow WB Satish!


**. I met a policeman who shares his lunch box with an old beggar daily. He told me that he wants to take that old lady to his house but his wife doesn’t agree for that.


how very generous and compassionate of him! He's a great man.



**Plucked some guavas at the same village

As a kid, thats all I did in my granma's place...she had a lovely garden full of fruits...


Keshi.

Solitaire said...

Interesting parenting technique. I would like to know what happens of that little girl when she grows older. Will you back a few years later to meet them again?

vinu said...

hi satish garu
meeru policeman lunch share chesukovatam really chala great, athani manchithananiki namaskaram cheyocchu, journeys lo train chala bavuntundi, chala enjoy cheyocchu, ekkuva families andaru kalisi velthe chala bavuntundi, inka fresh milk, guava ivvanni choosinave ayina meeru cheppthe bavundi, hampi gurinchi nenu chadiva (kani choodala)

anjali

Ekta said...

oh wow!
must say...she must have been a very progressive mother must say!!

brocasarea said...

hm...once i had myself expressed the milk from a cow!..really was a wonderful experience!...
miss those days!

ceedy said...

Too much of good experienced back home and then being away is really injurious to our mental states....

welcome back and hope to see you around - use the blog again to get back to normal mode of reality :)

Veens said...

Hey... wow! nice experience :)

amazing tell-tales....
very generous police huy and weird moma... dnt knw if i agree with her.

Krishna Kumar said...

Annagaaru...enti chaala rojulaindi...enti busy busy na...??? :-o

bluehues said...

oh sure this makes some difference. shows that the humankind will not stop surprising us. sometimes for the better.

hats off to the policeman.

Princess Mia said...

hey hey....welcome back

got all yur messages on my diary....thanks for so sincerely catching up.

btw looks like u had a real nice time eh.....n the tea wud taste so awesome inne....i've had a similar expoerience in rajasthan......

Satish Bolla said...

@kk
nee deevenalu phalinchaai...
naa kallu theruchukunnaai...

Satish Bolla said...

@apple
aa police ni chusina ventane nenu pattichukole. but thanu aa beggar tho chaala sepu maatladatam chusi, appudu vishayam kanukkunnaa

Satish Bolla said...

@keshi
yep, he's really great. n da garden part, even my grandma had a very good garden. but times change, right?? :(

Satish Bolla said...

@solitaire
i hope so. even i got the same question

Satish Bolla said...

@vinu
thanx a lot for ur comments. hampi maatram miss kaavodhu

Satish Bolla said...

@ekta
let's check her out after a few more years

Satish Bolla said...

@brocasarea
am scared to do so... :(

Satish Bolla said...

@ceedy
am back to my normal days, bro. all the hangover's gone, by now.

Satish Bolla said...

@veens
u r right. the police guy's very generous n da momma's pretty weird. i tried to convince her somehow, but she won't budge

Satish Bolla said...

@bluehues
thanx for droppin by, buddy. u r right. people do surprise us, at times.

btw, what do u mean by "humankind will not stop surprising us"? rn't u human???? jus kidding

Satish Bolla said...

@princess mia
welcome back, buddy. ya, da tea tasted really good.

btw, do i need all those thanks? u r being too formal!!!!! :(