How to spot the birds in the foliage? Here’s how difficult even a common bird can be.
“Lilies” was the name of a triptych that I watched at Ranga Shankara last week; it was written and directed by Gowri Ramnarayan, and the review I wrote of it, and the short play that forms part of Ranga Shankara’s “Other Voices” initiative, is
KM and I have no immediate family in India, apart from a dearly beloved brother and sis in law who live in Chennai. So friends are a very important part of our life.
I dislike “group” wishes, where someone says, “Merry Christmas!” and sends it to the contents of hes inbox…and I never reply to those (at least… if the person has wished only 8 or 10 people at a time, I realize there is an effort to make it personal, and I do respond.)
I do hate it when people are given “junk” gifts. When someone is close to a person and they want to give that person a gift, they should, I think, find out what the person wants and then try and get them that…and I certainly think they should take the time and the effort to perhaps take the “giftee” out and let hir/hem choose that gift. To tell someone, “Go and get something for X, it’s her birthday/anniversary/whatever tomorrow”….no, that’s not acceptable. The person concerned often gets a gift which s/he neither likes nor wants, and apart from the abstract feeling (which is not a comfort) that the person giving the gift has at some point thought of hem, there is no personal feeling to the gift, either.