Monday, January 15, 2007

Take a walk thru Thal (Thal Part II)

Til Gul Ghya God God Bola. Amcha Til Sandu Naka. Aamchyashi Bhandu Naka.
Makar Sankratichya Shubhechya!
To all my blogger friends and readers wish you a very Happy Makar Sankranti. Today in Maharashtra the skys will be filled with the slogan of Tilgul ghya god god bola....It means I am sharing this sweet of sesame seeds and jaggery with you. Do not spill the sweet as it a token of friendship and do not fight with me.
Come let me take you through my village, Thal on this auspicious day.
This is the way to Thal village off the Alibag-Revas road.
We are now near the beautiful lake with lotuses in bloom.
The pink ones are in the center as if grown by man
Watch the Kite dive for a worm or may be a fish near the pink lotuses.
We are now passing the coconut and bettle nut orchads.
We have reached the seashore and Boy! are the kids doing a Titanic there....
Please take one more picture of us pleaded the kids....hummm traded for a kiss.
Those blobbing boats are in the "parking lot" the kids enlighten me.
This is Khanderi Island Fort off the shore of Thal. It has the worlds only lighthouse still run on petrol and Undheri its twin.
Another Aaji showing off her Bamboos she uses for drying fish.
My Grand Aunt's backyard
The place to catch up on all the gossip...ofcourse the club house. See the cricket bats on the left. There is a match every evening on the seashore. Only Guys.
This is my Aaji's dinning room its called Vataan in Koli. Come share a lunch with us. Notice the cow dung smeared floor and the lovely design she does it herself.

5 comments:

  1. Happy Makar Sankranti

    Friends make life so much sweeter. Thanks for sharing Anjali.

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  2. HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI.

    I LIKED THE PICTURES YOU SHARED WITH US..THANKS DEAR FRIEND

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  3. Thanks Vanessa...I noticed you have mentioned about Lord Rama's picture in your kitchen:).

    Kalyn is so sweet. I read the review on blogher. Thanks a bunch.

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  4. Good one! Reminds me of the kitchen I saw in Karkala in Mangalore!

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  5. Wow, That is so awesoem your pictures of Thal,So sad that the Kolis who have lived like this for hundreds of years are being pushed out by MNCS and supermarkets.
    That thali makes me want to take the first flight to Mumbai.
    Rina

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