Kaapi

Prompt  ….

Thank you Shivam for this week’s prompt.

Dom has been to many states of India and learnt a few things. Outside of the southern States, coffee generally means instant coffee. It is in the south that he gets his favorite filter kappi. More so if he gets it at some friend’s home lovingly brewed from freshly ground beans by Ammaa.

Whenever he is in a coffee shop in the north of the country he prefers tea or cold drink. In case he is in a situation where he has to order coffee – he balances his tinted spectacles on the rim of the cup and sits arguing semantics of the issue that is being discussed.

Once I queried him about his habit …

These lattes and mochas are not for me. I like women and coffee that are hot and bold.

And the spectacles ……

I wear them constantly and they get grimy …. the coffee vapors help to remove the grime. Moreover, dark-glasses sitting on a coffee-cup are iconic of the politics of South India.

Words <175

Amma – mother also a term of respect to address women
Annaa – elder brother also a term of respect to address men.
Kaapi – coffee

 

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Son et lumière

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT© Jan Wayne Fields

Dom was a truly neutral person. He was neither negative nor positive – yet he was not a killjoy. Obviously he was not considered the life of a party. He would rather observe than be in the midst of a party.

It was therefore, surprising to find him at the sound and light show – Epiphany.

The viewers were enthusiastic in their praise. Dom just smiled to himself and quoted Saxe ‘so oft in theologic wars, the disputants rail on in utter ignorance of what each other mean and prate about an elephant that not one of them has seen’.

Words ~ 101

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Devil’s Residence

This is an abridged version of an earlier post (if interested check the tags).

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Kent Bonham
Dom – Where does God live?
Friend#1 –  In the wide cosmos beyond this planet.
Dom – Where does the devil live?
Friend#2 – On this planet!
Dom – Where on this Earth?
Friend#2 – He is fairly ubiquitous.
Dom – That may be true but he specifically haunts the steering wheels. As soon as a human lays his hands on the steering wheel – he gets the surge of power that infuses a sense of being all- powerful.
Friend#1 – Explain?
Dom – Review road traffic accident statistics, harsh traffic and licensing rules and examine the newspaper-archives for road-rage crimes – all your doubts shall soon dispel.
Words < 100
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

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.

 

Revisiting Hindu Mythology

Prompt  ….

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.

 

Replicas and fakes

You can read my last post on this prompt here

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Al Forbes

PHOTO PROMPT © Al Forbes

I looked in to the rear view mirror again and then said to Dom – Somebody has got a Dion Bouton vintage in this hell hole.

A Chinese version replied Dom.

I – What has Chinese to do with vintage cars?

D – They are now manufacturing famous models of Rolls, Mercedes and Ferraris.

I – But who buys them.

D – People who have a yen for it but not the dollars.

Words ~ 70

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Manipulating Rivers

Prompt  ….

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!
The Great-leader needed ideas to fulfill his electoral promises.  He called a meeting of his advisors (somehow Dom had got himself selected to this august group).
GL outlined his problem and asked for suggestions.
A senior advisor suggested riverfront development – essentially it is river-bank beautification and real estate development that would help to raise funds for the government and the party. By linking it with river restoration and water transport – it helps to assuage the moral middle class that is so bothered with environmental pollution, the advisor explained.
GL nodded his head wanting to know more.
It would provide lucrative government contracts to your work force and also generate jobs – another advisor.
GL appeared to be convinced.
Rivers cannot be cosmetically dressed up. They are a force that nurture the world but if maltreated tend to disappear, interjected Dom.
GL – How long does it take a river to disappear?
Dom  – Sometimes just a few decades.
GL’s eyes twinkled – I doubt if I shall last for more than a decade.
Words  ~ 171
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