Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Who doesn't like the smell of wet earth just after rain has finally kissed the ground? There is no known form of resistance to maNNvaasanai stirring one's intrinsic emotions!
In my new house, I wake up to maNNvaasanai every morning. The urchins in the colony choose a well padded area right outside my window to unwind their forces of nature. I have made a signboard in the regional language that reads "Only dogs may urinate here" and will stick it on the wall tonight.
A sight that disturbed me today was that of a foreigner, dressed in beach shirt and shorts, spraying his holy water on the wall of a building on a major road.
I know that Indians, who do all kinds of nonsense here, go to a country like Singapore and follow their rules on the road, cleanliness and so on. So I guess that the foreigner is only returning the favour.