Friday, August 25, 2017

Amle trek and field trip

This year's introductory trek for the new MTech batch of CTARA was to Amle, a remote tribal hamlet in Mokhada block of Palghar district which has no electricity or telephonic connectivity. Since this field visit tends to be an informal one families are welcomed and Saurabh and kids joined us. The trek was a simple one made special by the monsoon streams and the beautiful green all around. The kids got a taste of some rural technology as well: treadle pump, solar micro grid, the smokeless chulha, bee-rearing and the old-fashioned aata chakki which we all could barely budge but the 90 year old matari used effortlessly!

Ganesh Chaturthi Brunch

aala re aala...

...ganpati aala

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The swimmers

A week in Udaipur with Z

We took advantage of the Independence day long weekend and visited Udaipur to spend some more time with Zoya and rest of the family.

Happy friendship day

Kids celebrate Friendship day at Mallika's house. Pictures taken by Mallika