Visited my Granny’s village near Nellore after 3 and half years. Meanwhile the state of Andhra Pradesh got split into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Post retirement , about 15 yrs ago , my parents had decided to buy agricultural land around this village . Mom has a green thumb and they cultivate paddy once every year during winter months . So for 4 months they travel frequently up and down from Hyderabad to Nellore almost every week. I and my siblings along with our families get to visit the village during this season. In this visit it was just me with Mom and Dad. Enjoyed the long drive from Hyderabad to Nellore in their ‘Ertiga’. The vehicle is cool .I didn’t feel tired at all . As you can see , paddy turns golden in colour when ripe and is ready to be harvested. Irrigation is via canals and water is let into these canals from surrounding lakes which in turn receive rainfall during the months of Nov/Dec. At certain places the land is at a higher level compared to the canals and hence diesel sets are used to pump water from the lower level to the higher level . Also visited this 850 year old temple of ‘Sri Mallikarjuna Swami Kamakshi thai’ temple at Jonnawada adjacent to Nellore town. Nellore is also famous for dishes like Chepala pulusu (Fish curry using tamarind gravy) , Kaaram dosa (crepes for breakfast) and Malai Khaja (sweet) . I enjoyed eating Kaaram dosa and bought a packet of Malai Khaja at a sweet store.