A Farmers Difficult Life

Khiyali & Aravinda:

Does farming give you anything?
Of course! You get food!
Um…. Sometimes you do. After a lot of hard work. And then the plants get half destroyed on the way to the market.

Here’s what Surina Ediga had to say about it.

Originally posted on Suri's:

A farmers difficult life – By Surina Ediga, 8 years old.

Where do we get food from? A Farmer.

A farmer doesn’t have enough of water, sunlight, big farming land, money, seeds, fertilizer and things. Sometimes a draught hits. Not enough water, but too much sunlight.

Sometimes a farme didn’t have enough money to buy seeds to grow crops. How will they grow th crops? When the crops do grow the farme will take the to the market but half way through the plants are half destroyed. They walk for nothing, something or they might succeed. We have to help farmers in India.

I grew 1 bean and it took work and patience. Farmers do so much work. We should put our heads together and do our part. We all need food so help the farmers.

Message: Help is on the way.

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2 more days!

I have only 2 more days of being 11!  Aaak….

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Vanabrangipadu Gram Sabha report

Have you ever been to a gram sabha?

Do you even know what a gram sabha is?

Well, I went to one in February. Continue reading

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Top 8 Reasons to have a doctor for a SIL

So my SIL sent me a list of reasons to marry a female physician.   Such as, she will be of high intelligence, low-maintenance, and know the wisdom of the Middle Path, having Seen It All from birth to death and beyond. Continue reading

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Rabindranath Tagore “Last Rites”

So we actually pulled it off … after three weeks of practice, getting serious in the final week, we put on a show of Rabindranath Tagore’s short skit called “Last Rites.”  The occasion was the second Annual Day in Banganga Co-operative Society, 24 January 2015.

Some scenes … followed by the video.

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 920 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.

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Himalayan Wolf

Khiyali and Miss Nicki

Me and the art teacher, Miss Nicki.

Okay, this post is very very very late, but anyway, in October I posted my painting of spotted owlets, which I copied from a photo at Exploration Art school.  I also wrote the way I made them.  Anyway, I said I would do a post on the other painting I made, a wolf.  So now I am doing the said post.


  1. I put the picture upside down next to the canvas…
  2. Then used a pencil to draw the outline of the wolf, and also outline any dark parts like ears, nose, etc.  I used the pencil to sort of measure the lines and angles.
    Also, I didn’t copy the background, though I did mark which were the darker parts.
  3. Used oil pastels to color in the wolf, and an eraser to blend the colors into each other, and into the canvas.
  4. Did the same for the background.  I put a darker color in the parts that were darker in the picture.

One funny thing is, in the photo the wolf is looking forward.  In my drawing the wolf is looking down a bit.

It looks good both ways though.  :-)


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