Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekend journey

I went to my native place this weekend!! And it was totally awesome except for the heat waves and scorching sun. Its SUMMER dear!!! What else do you expect!!! Thats what I kept telling myself.
The saddest thing to observe during this summer was that Godavari river is completely dried up. Its one of the prominent river in South India. All those years when I went to my native place for summer holidays I observed that Godavari river was never dried up to this extent. Somehow it was heart rendering to see such a massive river drying up. I guess its because of the Maharashtra Government, who build huge projects over the river in their state and making Andhra dry!!! Well I am not here to talk politics and stuff... just telling that our river goddess is dying and it badly needs monsoons and floods to recover itself :)
I know its a selfish thought!!! I cant help it...
While coming back from Nizamabad, I took the Vizag train which usually starts in the evening. I must say its a pleasant journey watching small villages, jungle and NH7. Everytime I look through the windows desperately trying to find out some wild animals or rare birds. Its the PEACOCKS that appear all the time :)
They are usually out in the evenings to graze in the fields and watching them through moving train is amazing!!! They gather near some water bodies to quench their thirst. I saw about 25 peacocks through my 2 hour journey. And guess what... I was relieved at such a sight... People dont kill them for their feathers anymore. They are not extinct and are happily living. I wish its the same with all other living beings as well...
My chacha was telling that there are some wild boars near our village as well and usually visit our farms in the night. They come searching for food and occasionally destroy crops. I have never seen them though and considered as dangerous. People hunt them for their meat and consider it healthy.
Well...thats how my weekend ended!!! No complaints apart from the scorching sun :P


13 comments:

Uncommon Sense said...

a train journey is what i like the most

ramyam ....ramaneyam said...

నేను కూడా ఈ మధ్య ఓ కేసు విషయం లో ' మంచిర్యాల ' వెళ్ళాను. ఎండి పోయిన ' గోదావరి ' ని చూస్తే కడుపు తరుక్కు పోయింది. ( నేను పుట్టింది ' గోదావరి ' ఒడ్డునే- 'దుమ్మగూడెం'....మరి నేనేమి అనుకోవాలి ).
ఇప్పటి కైనా....నీళ్ళున్న గోదావరిని చూడాలంటే మా వూరు రండి. మా దేవుడి ' కల్యాణానికి మా వూరు వెల్తున్నా .మా గుడి అందాలు.....కాటను కట్టిన ' డాము ' ...గోదారి అందాలు అన్ని చూపిస్తా !మా వూరు ' భధ్రాచలం ' ' పర్నశాల ' మధ్య వుంటుంది.
డా. రమనమూర్తి

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sweeliee said...

@uncommon sense: me too :)

@ramana: sure... i will definitely let u know while coming

@joven: thank you... welcome to my blogging space

shasha said...

wow!sounds like a great weekend adventure minus the heat of course! I just dropped by your blog and it's nice.I'm your newest follower. cya!

sweeliee said...

@sasha: thank you for following my blog :)
have fun!!!

Rakesh said...

Good one, Deepthi! galthi se right blog pe aagaya mein.
Well...let me re-introduce myself, I'm Rakesh Vangala :), hope you can recollect me easily.

sweeliee said...

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Rakesh said...

Yeah.I agree. It is bcoz of lack of communication.
It is a wonderful blog,keep blogging.
will keep in touch.

sweeliee said...

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rohini said...

nice post...sun is getting really hot these days..i dnt kn frm where does it get such heat;-)
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Bikramjit said...

hmmm good article.. so much has changed everywehre .. my place bakc home .. so much..

its sad .. we wish they did not change so much... I wish i can get up and leave to see my place.. WISHES ...

my village also has a river passing through it and lot of animals .. not boars but the neel gai, foxes etc .. lots and lots of peacocks... Barn Owls... and tons of birds .. Parrots .. there is a old old banyan tree in our courtyard its almost hallo and so many parrots have there home in there

enjoyed my stay here will visit again .. you too :)