Snow in Badmer

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

The trick to making good artificial snow without proper equipment is to use alternative materials. A good recipe for falling snow is simply to take laundry soap flakes and sprinkle them across the scene using an electric fan.

Using the right backdrop one can even show snowfall in Sahara desert explained the ‘Do it yourself expert’ of low budget film production.

Dom – Is it Chinese technology?          

DIY expert – Why only Chinese, film-makers across the globe use it.

Dom – Oh! I thought climate change is a Chinese hoax.

Words <100
Badmer a part of Thar desert in western India is the home of Dom.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Strange stranger

Prompt  ….

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Dawn Miller. Thank you Dawn.

I waited for flight-6E73.

She appeared to be on the wrong side of 40s and looked carefully disheveled. She was draped in an expensive torquise-saree, matching blouse, and throng sandals. A string of beads adorned her neck. Her salt and pepper hair were loosely chignoned. I could not detect any makeup. I sat up to be rid of her weight.
 
She fished out a sachet of Gutkaa from her bag …. tore it open and deposited the contents in her mouth. 

Her garb and overall demeanor was intimidating. However, her eyes were different; the  sclerae were purest of white and the corneas an indeterminate rusty. They reminded me of the eyes of an infant and that of a very old person at the same time. 

‘Want something?’

I blushed and looked the other way.

‘Don’t fret. You are not destined to fly today.’

My phone buzzed – it was my boss ordering me back to the office.

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Flight-6E73 has vanished in to thin air on its way to Kolkata. DD News reported.

Words  ~ 173
Guṭkha is a preparation of crushed areca nut, tobacco, catechu, paraffin wax, slaked lime and sweet or savory flavorings.

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Traffic woes

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Sunayana with MoiPensieve. Thank you Su!
Aditya and Aditi met on facebook and connected like a house on fire. All love stories go through bumpy rides and theirs did too but finally the many objections to their marriage were sorted out.  Their baraat was not ordinary – Aditya chose to use a scooter as his steed.
On the chosen day and time all arrangements were in place but the bride’s parents and her family’s wait for the baraat seemed interminable.
Key routes including the entire Ring Road were choked with vehicles on Dec 6th last year when Delhi’s traffic problems were compounded by the 20,000 weddings, the highest in this season. The traffic in the city went hay wire with bumper-to-bumper driving on most roads. The problem was further compounded by two wheelers that tried to beat the traffic snarls.
Finally, Aditya and his entourage reached the marriage venue at 4.00 Am on Dec 7th. The bride and her family had left thinking it was another facebook love-fiasco.
Words ~ 162
Baraat ~ Marriage procession of the bridegroom.

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Post-truth therapy.

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

Modern medicine finally found the cure all and that too without a pill to swallow each day.  Experts across many disciplines came together and developed toy-bots that would program the minds to self heal.

You don’t need to bother, dear. Just live simple – delay the first, space the second and avoid the third …. and your BP, sugar will be controlled and you will feel better.

What’s for dinner?

Kedgeree! Eat simple for good health.

Constant suggestion helped many. But the people were soon fed-up of advisories on I-tax, what- to-think; what-to-eat, ad nauseum.

The few who knew, dumped them.

Words ~ 100

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Revisiting Hindu Mythology

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PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

The first journalist of this planet Narad reached the cosmic-seat of Lord-Varun to find an empty 20th century chair in place of Makar  (Varun’s -throne) .

Dom had also just reached there. He had come to lodge a complaint about the inadequate availability of water on Earth and its  poor quality to the Lord of all-waters in cosmos.

Narad invoked Lord-Vishnu and enquired about Varun and Makar.

Dom – I think Makar has been sold to a circus and Lord-Varun has resigned from the post of God of all-waters in the cosmos.

Narad rushed to Lord-Vishnu’s cosmos, chanting – Narain, Narain.

Words > 100

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

The Malefic

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Thank you Mike Vore for our photo prompt this week!
GKVS Rajan morosely contemplated his chances in the forthcoming electoral battle. He had lost the previous two; even failing to secure a backdoor entry in to the upper house. Soon he would be forgotten and relegated to the has-beens trash can. His family astrologer told him that nothing could be done till the ‘shani’s saadesaati’ (inauspicious position of Saturn in his horoscope) did not end.
Rajan thought of his father GKV Raju who had never lost. He won seven times in a row from his constituency and had died as Minister of parliamentary affairs sitting in his ministerial chair. Rajan concentrated on things he did differently – yes he had discarded Daisy May the old campaign vehicle named after his father’s mistress and political manager. He intensely disliked the two daisies.
He ordered the truck to be refurbished and phoned the cranky Daisy May at her Coimbatore residence – ready for her harsh words.
Words ~153
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A mysterious blossom

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Did Philby have an orchid in the window at his flat in Moscow?

Agent  –  I do not know but today it served a purpose.

Case-officer – That it did.   If this business is ever concluded – I plan to retire and grow orchids

They completed their business. The handler peeped out of the window and checked the street.

CO – The signal for next Friday is a black orchid.

Agent – Orchids are never black. I shall have to innovate.

CO –  I am confident of your ingenuity.

Agent –  But why a black orchid.

CO  –  It portends global violence ~ ‘world war’.

Words <100

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.