Missing my parents :
For the first time in my life ,I haven’t seen my parents for four months. Missing them a lot. They were supposed to come back to the city just before the lockdown but were unable to. Listening to the news on the Television about how bad the virus is affecting senior citizens in the cities , Dad decided to stay back.
They seem to be doing well , and assure us that everything is going well at their end and that they are happy in the village.
We do a whatsapp video call whenever they go to the outskirts of the village where the mobile signal is good.
In fact, folks in the villages are extra careful and watchful when such situations occur. Many villages barricade their main roads. They keep a watch on who is coming back to the village from other towns or cities and inform the police.
So far so good. The villages are safe as on date and that is a good sign.
However, the same is not happening in the cities. C19 +veCases are rising day by day while the lockdown is more like an eyewash.
Mangoes ripening under the jute bag :
There are several ways to naturally ripening raw Mangoes. Dry hay from paddy is one of the most prevalent method to ripen a lot of mangoes.
At home people usually place the mangoes inside rice bags full of rice or inside an empty jute bag. The mangoes should not be completed closed and suffocated but there should be some air circulation otherwise they would rot.
These mangoes are from my neighbours Mango tree, some of the branches have encroached into our area :). Organically grown and naturally ripened.
Continue to stay safe !