8 Apr

(She is the one who comes at 6.45 am everyday to prepare our breakfast.

The very fact that she comes at that time day in and day out-even in the pouring monsoons(speaks volumes about her.

She is punctual,always presentable,pious,devoted,clean,hardworking and willing to do extra work.She is a bundle of virtues.

She is a fantastic diplomat and politician of the first order.She is aware of so many things that I learn a lot each time I find time to talk to her.

She can conduct Krishidarshana.She has a wealth of knowledge on farming practices in Bijapur zilla.She knows how to prepare land for seeding ,how to select seeds,what type for what soil/season,watering routines,weeding practices,inter-cropping…She knows even pesticides/insecticide routines…

I normally read Prajavani in the afternoons in her presence and she now knows what the puravani contains!She readily recounts the various jaatres around Karnataka,religious mahime,names of different saints, etc.

She is an active member of AKKANA BALAGA from her village and has seen nook and corner of our state.

Her memory is phenomenal.She can recall all the details of all the places she has seen.

Her knowledge about naturopathy/naati aushadhi is amazing.

She works in 6-7 houses-the fact  tht surprises me is that these houses are spread in an area of hills and dales. She must be hiking atleast 10 kms everyday and she has the energy to hold forth on her favourite topics at the end of the day when she comes to prepare chapaties for the night!

She works willingly and cheerfully.

She is always hungry for praise.She is worried about client satisfaction.

She likes music and keeps requesting my son to play bhajans on the harmonium.

“Peti baarisri appu,evattyako keLbekanniside..”

But like  all good things she has some blemishes.

I normally overlook them and thank God for giving me the sukha of a kitchen – help like her.

i hope to read this post when she next absents herself for days together!   😉


7 Responses to “Kasturi..”

  1. greatunknown April 8, 2007 at 8:15 am #

    It is very rare to come across such a knowledgeable domestic help like Kasturi. I am sure her latent interests have flowered in the company of you and your son.

    I’m glad that you see the positive side of things and realise that none of us are unblemished!

  2. neel3 April 8, 2007 at 9:32 am #

    AIYYO,all her talents were fully bloomed!!
    That is the reason for the post.
    She is with us from only 3 years.She is about 45 -48 years old.
    My other help is with us from 19 years.Her name is Kamala.

  3. praneshachark April 9, 2007 at 9:09 am #

    good post remebering them and writing about them
    itself is really great.
    kasturi 3 varshadalle ishtu modi madiddre
    kamala 19 varshadalli inneshtu madiddare
    innondu post ready madi kamala mele

  4. destinationsrik April 9, 2007 at 1:23 pm #

    Good one. Akkana balaga is something similar to our Mukthabalaga ;)?

  5. neel3 April 9, 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    Akkana Balaga is a group founded by Shantadevi Malwad.
    please view this site for more details.

  6. TSSM April 27, 2007 at 5:24 am #

    ah! what a good company you have !!!.

    your ability to spot the merits in each individual is truely laudable.

    I am sure, your students too must have immensely benefited from you.

    with regards.

  7. neel3 April 29, 2007 at 10:12 am #

    Thanks for the visit ,sir. I have been lucky…

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