In the month of Ashada the wind at southern Indian region blows with a roaring noise. Called Westerly wind, this so called inauspicious month witnesses heavy wind throughout the month and even stretches after too. The heaviness of this westerly wind is felt more at villages than at cities where buildings shield the public from an oncoming wind. In north too, a sandy wind blowing from Rajasthan desert envelops mega cities like New Delhi and neighboring cities. But in South, this wind is more pleasant and relives people from a beating sun. Even at noon when the sun is quite merciless, you can walk down the road without getting tired of heat. But the cyclists are not so lucky for they must pedal hard to ride their vehicles against a forceful wind.
Beaten paths have always existed in Indian villages from history. Not all of them will take you to where you want to go. Some will go nowhere. Others end abruptly out of middle. But beaten paths have existed from times immemorial. Most of such beaten paths help villages travel to other villages or reach out to their farms. As people walk more on them, they become flat and hard. Finally, they're as good as a laid one. Except that they will have no metal or tarr on them. What if cars can't go over them? A bicycle can. You see villagers walking past each other in the morning and evening when they go to their farms or return from them. Much like the regular ones, some strange beaten paths have also existed alongside in villages. They might have had some use in the past when historical times demanded that they serve the soldiers and merchants reach out to other parts of the country. But now they remain hidden in bushes and thorny plants. Here you can see one such pathway leading to a nearby house. But it can also go all the way to the far off mountains. What lies there nobody knows. Sushil Bhan has himself never gone there. But he always wanted to go. Just out of curiosity he dreams of going there one day. Not that he expects much from there once he has reached. But that he has walked so far to the mountains can make him feel happy about himself.
A rooster and hen at the garden busied themselves by looking for food in the afternoon. Both had had their stomach filled at noon time when a bowl of rice was thrown for them. However, as roosters and hens wont to do, they went around looking for food no matter if they had food just a while ago. That's how chickens behave. They keep eating even when emptying their bowel at the same time. This rooster would pick up on anything that remotely seemed edible. He would even swallow a whole centipede or any beetle that crawled over the earth. As being a rooster, it was also its job to wake up people early morning every day. At nighttime, he would stir everyone by cockadoodling at every hour sharp. Without them, the garden would never be the same. Sushil Bhan and his family would sure be bored. So would be his friends who also zap for infotech minds.
This one is Juno..captured by Sushil Bhan who zaps for infotechminds to relive them of their work stress. June too had a tough time at night chasing rats and bats and now needs good sleep.
Sushil Bhan who zaps for infotech minds captured this video of his sleeping dog Lucy. Lucy was on night guard whole night looking for any intruders. But she takes a good nap in day.
A trained temple elephant was captured walking by an Indian village by Sushil Bhan who zaps for infotech minds. Out on a morning walk to bless devotees, the elephant was led calmly by its mahout. Sushil Bhan and his family stopped the elephant to offer food and fruits. They also gave money to the mahout.
On a visit to his native place, Sushil Bhan who zaps for infotech minds found the cool and refreshing mountain air stimulating.
It was another botched attempt to capture Sachin Tendulkar's TV commercial. But it got botched as the novice didn't know how to hold the camera steady while videographing. So a good commercial break went awry. Lesson on how not to zap your video!
A Sears Tower visitor who is a friend of mine fumbled at this video because of a wrong calculation. She thought of capturing the glorious downtown Chicago view, but what she didn't know was that her camera was already on and even before she figured what was happening, it zoomed and panned the whole scene in a jiffy. The result was a real quick view of the Chicago downtown.
Here's what Sushil Bhan found something that zaps your mind with what all that infotech 9-5 work can't do for you. According to Wiki, dancing has evolved many styles. Breakdancing and Krumping are related to the hip hop culture. African dance is interpretative. Ballet, Ballroom, Waltz, and Tango are classical styles of dance while Square and the Electric Slide are forms of step dances. Every dance, no matter what style, has something in common. It not only involves flexibility and body movement, but also physics. If the proper physics is not taken into consideration, injuries may occur. According to Richard Powers in an article, dancing makes one smarter. See his article at http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/smarter.htm . He mentions that dancing makes one both mentally and physically smarter. He poses two questions: Why is dancing better than other activities for improving mental capabilities? Does this mean all kinds of dancing, or is one kind of dancing better than another? However, the truth is that any form of activity gives same better results like dancing. So dancing alone is not the remedy. However, he suggests us to take a dance class, which can be even better. Dancing integrates several brain functions at once, increasing your connectivity. Dancing simultaneously involves kinesthetic, rational, musical and emotional processes. So let's dance and dance often!