Return to the Nature Village

It had been a long time since I had returned to the place which had the label, Prakrithi Gramam, or Nature Village. It was one of the first few places which I had visited with my friends on a motor-bike, and this time, with someone special, I had to return to the place. More about the same is on my Facebook profile, and I will share a few photos with you all on my third trip to the place overall, and the first trip after they built the bridge. The name of the place is Ezhattumugham, and I have already written about it related to my earlier visit, and it is close to the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery, and the nearest town is Angamaly. If you are visiting the Athirappilly Waterfalls, you need to go here too.

***The photos used in this post were taken by me on my Asus Zenfone 5.

Also read about the latest, humorous realistic movie in the theatres right now, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

TeNy

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Choice of Eternal Dislike

[The story so far: The wizards join at the grand tower to make sure that their sons and daughters choose nothing other than the Dwarven engineering or the Elven healing. They go back from the tower to come up with further plans for such people for making them deviate from their path or somehow destroy their current career so that they would rather sit at home instead of following a career path that they don’t like] https://theteacerebration.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/the-wizards-choice. *The images used in this post are screenshots from my time spent in the game, Spell Force 2.

For the same, the Wizard of Wind alighted from his dragon and travelled to the nearest Dwarven village through the portal, accompanied by his warrior minions to make sure that more steps were taken to degrade the usual courses. The Dwarves were very good at degrading others because they had formed a certain amount of hatred for the rest of the world as they sat there on their superiority complex. It was due to them being forced to choose the same career against their will, and wanted the same to happen to everyone else too. They also wanted to rule the world in one way or the other, and their hatred for Elves was lessened only by their more intense hatred to everyone else.

The wizard had thought that they should travel to the Elves, but had no big opinion about the healers by himself. He had chosen the Dwarven Engineering as the best path. It would have been a one step backward for him, even as he considered it to be a fair thing too. After all, there existed more than one kind of elves.

The Wizard of Wind has to keep his dragon outside to enter the portal.

The Wizard of Wind has to keep his dragon outside to enter the portal. Still fair.

“Keep your minions outside. Only if your son or daughter has studied Dwarven Engineering, can you can enter. Otherwise choose to go back” said the Dwarven security guard at the village.

“Yes, my son has studied it. He is even working a lot hard these days, far away from home”.

“Then, come and have a seat. As you are a wizard and spends your time saving the world, we are not asking you for any proof for the same. I hope your son can’t come back home very often. It is what the Dwarven Engineering is about. We make sure that all your sons and daughters earn the most money and also separate them from their families, leaving them in a different world where they can prosper and reach new heights. It also gives you an opportunity to blame the rest of the people who are with you”.

“It is not why I am here. There is the need to destroy the focus of one of my nephews who is following a different path. He is going to write some tests, and we have decided that he shouldn’t get a job, and for the same, we should destroy his concentration. We can’t really stand him getting any better in his path. We want him to deviate from there and listen to only what we say”.

“So where is this person right now? Can I see him?” the Dwarven Eldar asked as he entered the room.

“He is writing literature and studying the same with Halflings in the land of Perumburia”.

“Damn those Halflings. They seem to think that they are better than us just because we have the same height. But there is nothing that stands against the Dwarven Engineering. We create everything in this world, and they think that supporting creativity and imagination is to help them gain anything in this world? Teaching love and passion is stupid. Everybody should only be making money, and that is what they should have always been thinking about. We shall attack them one day with our newly created weapons and armour”.

“Can you just give an idea to stop him right now? We are desperately in need of something. We can’t think properly now”.

The portal connects the lands, as the Wizard of Wind enters the village.

The portal connects the lands, as the Wizard of Wind enters the Dwarven village.

“Are you out of ideas all the time? Just keep giving him some jobs to make sure that he doesn’t study. At the same time, make them look very important so that he can’t deny them. Never help him with his academics and make him feel that what he is doing is insignificant. Also use words about how he is not good enough, and praise everyone else other than him and make him feel inferior and a complete waste with your talks. Here, take this Guide to Destroying the Hopes of Others” said the Eldar as gave the book to the wizard.

“I can do that with ease. I shall always praise my son and make sure that I blame him for something everyday. Everything that he does can be used against him, and each word that he says will be considered as a weapon against him, which means that he won’t do anything that we don’t like. How often should I do it? Everyday before food or just three times a day”?

“Wizard dude, this is not a medicinal tablet. Just do it as much you can. There was not even the need for this if we were not infested by hatred”.

“Okay. But one question haunts me. Why are these Dwarves under the sofa here playing hide and seek? Are you not supposed to be awesome engineers who do nothing other than science”?

“These are kids. We all look the same from the age of eight. This is why we are called Dwarves. Do you get it?” asked an angry Eldar.

“Yes, of course. Right. I think I should leave. Here is the price for your advice and the book” said the wizard as he gave the Eldar two magic orbs and left the place.

“Is it even going to work?” asked the guard.

“I am pretty sure about it. Halflings are a weaker breed. Those who stay with them are also supposed to be weaker. May be he will kill himself. It should be the best part of the same. One person less would be good” replied the Eldar.

“Let’s play some mind games with these people, right”?

“Yes. They will have the same opinion all the time, and nothing will change about it. So lets see how it goes. One thing is sure though, that this is going to create a terrible influence on the boy as well as his parents. I wonder why these people are saying things like these to their own brother whose son is targeted. That would also lead him to worry a lot for absolutely no reason. But this is something that we enjoy. There will always be the option to study and go for a job, but that will never work as every second will be strain”.

The wizard had begun his journey back to his people, guarded by his warrior minions against the foul creatures around. It was tiring, but he knew that he had everything that he wished to have, and it was something that would bring joy to everyone. He made his way back to the portal that took him back to his dragon which transported him back to the wizard’s tower.

[The saga continues…]

TeNy

The Need for Cleanliness

We ask for many things in this world. Isn’t cleanliness among them? My hope is that it will be a basic requirement soon, and people will get to realize the same. During my earlier visit to Singapore, I did wonder if India can one day have the same cleanliness. I wondered about what they had that India didn’t. I have found the state of Kerala cleaner as a whole, but never really steady in its cleanliness, especially these days as waste is indeed being thrown on the side of the roads. All photos used here were taken on my Sony Cybershot DSC W310 except for the one mentioned otherwise.

What is it that a beautiful country needs? It is not the tourist attractions, because nature and history has already provided the same as long as they are not vandalized. What every nation needs is cleanliness, as it is very important for the health and hygiene of the citizens of the nations as well as the visitors. Without good sanitation, we can’t say that we are good hosts and follow the policy of “Athithi Devo Bhava”. Yes, some people might think that we are awesome hosts just because there is a phrase about it, but the real fact is that we have to work on it.

Is it fair towards the animals? I don't think so.

Is it fair towards the animals? I don’t think so.

The first thing that can come to some people might be to act that they should try to create a show for the others, acting as if trying to clean, just because it is the trend. No, you are not doing any favour to the nation by doing so. The first thing to do is to keep your house and premises clean, and then your neighbourhood area. It is how the whole thing should begin. Haven’t we all heard about the saying “charity begins at home”? Well, so does the health and hygiene – we can’t make the society any better without changing ourselves, can we?

Our responsibility to our nation begins at home. Whatever we do at home is significant, even as not many people are aware of what we do in our room or on the backside of our house. It is what we practice at home that we take to the world outside. It is our actions between our own that is reflected even when we are outside and nobody is looking. Yes, this has to start with oneself, and not with a bigger group. If you walk around a broom and keep your house untidy, you are to blame despite what show you can come up with in the public.

Kitty caught in what humans litter (taken on my Galaxy Duos)

Kitty caught in what humans litter (taken on my Galaxy Duos)

We have polluted our world, made it terrible for many creatures of nature, and it is all because we don’t care much. With that pollution, we have spread diseases, and these begin when we don’t care about waste disposal. Check all those rivers; are they any cleaner than they used to be? So much waste has been thrown into the rivers, and it is almost impossible to drink directly from there days or even clean. Even the holy rivers are not spared. This proves that clean India doesn’t mean that we should dispose our waste anywhere.

Yes, we have people who get rid of their waste by throwing it to the properties of others. We also have those who put their waste anywhere when nobody is looking. They are no lesser evil than those big industries which pollute our air as well as water, some of them even directly causing deadly diseases to humans and killing off a lot of creatures and plants. It is a need to raise our voice against these practices, but only when we keep cleanliness in our own home that we are worthy of the same, and it is what we should strive for.

This should be applicable everywhere, but why is that we need signs?

This should be applicable everywhere, but why is that we need signs?

This blog post is written in relation to Dettol NDTV Banega Swachh India campaign in association with Indiblogger, and it is a much needed move towards a better India. Please check http://swachhindia.ndtv.com/ for more details, and lets contribute to making and keeping our nation clean not as something which we are forced to do, but as a part of our lives as a duty towards our nation and the fellow countrymen.

This initiative is a program to address the rising need of hygiene and sanitation in India. It will try to create awareness about the same, and will also work for construction and maintenance of toilets. The brand ambassador is none other than Big B – Amitabh Bachchan. NDTV Dettol – Banega Swachh India bus is supposed to cover about four hundred villages across eight Indian states – Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, MP and Maharashtra. With the same, they will create awareness around hygiene and sanitation through a number of ways which can connect the best with the common man.

Cheers to http://swachhindia.ndtv.com/.
TeNy