गर्भ धारण लिए तेरे पत्ते, आशा देते नए संसार की I कलियों के विकसित बोझ लिए , झूलतीं डालियों ने कई प्रण लिए........
published in The Asian Weekly, Edition 582 ( 29th Oct to 4th Nov 2021) The Festival of LightsBy Sikiladi It’s time once again to be celebratingEach Hindu household’s spring cleaningDharma teaches hygiene and clean livingAlong with prayers and family gathering The festival of Lights brings sorts of delightsMithai and traditional farsan tasty bitesThe rows of … Continue reading The Festival of Lights
Pineapple Farming with drip irrigation Ndula Del Monte Farm in Kiambu County, Kenya. The rich red soil of the vast land is simply superb.
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Glistening bowl and glass together perfect beholders for coffee filter No porcelain ever did enough justice To the South Indian drinking practice Measure it in streams from glass to bowl Taking hot sips of coffee wrapped by the stole Careful! burn not your fingers, the glass is hot It appears to have landed just out … Continue reading Filter Coffee
The Sunrise hangs over my plants As if it ask them for grants A resting place it needed not yet it sits over a green plot Sikiladi
The symbolic Sesame seeds and diluted milk as an offer during the ritual The preparation at the SSDS Mandir’s yagya shala Being ritualistic amid covid protocols The oblations at the Peepal tree The Samuhik Tarpan by various groups led by Pt. Praduman Published in The Asian Weekly, Edition 580, (October 15 - 21, 2021)
Rich colors of bold tones filaments appear over grown Inviting the bees and birds The lily wears the uniq Skirts Sikiladi
Gazania blossoms in all charm The treasured flower holds no qualm At times nicknamed as African Daisy Though that’s not even its known family Sikiladi
Published in The Asian Weekly , Edition 581 ( October 22 - 29, 2021) A Nairobi-an defines her pride in her bindi https://fb.watch/8OzqWBBXdQ/ Three Generations of a family flaunt their Bindis in Nairobi Members of Sanatan Dharam Group, Kenya, Tanzania and Indonesia & their family members Sanatan Dharam Group members and families marked the day … Continue reading International Bindi/ Tilak Day Launched