Ganesh Chaturthi / Teachers’ Day.

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Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. As I write this I can hear the distant sound of drum beats indicating the movement of some Ganesha Idols being taken in procession before being installed in community centers.

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Manjiree and Ranjan have gone Ganesha crawling visiting some friends who have installed Ganeshas in their homes.

We too used to install for ten days every year when my late wife was alive. After her death, I simply do not have the inclination to celebrate, though I love to have the goodies that will be available during the next ten days.

The festival will conclude with grand processions on the 15th inst.

Today is also Teachers’ Day in India. I was pleasantly surprised to receive messages from some mentees and became quite appreciative of the thought behind celebrating this day as Teachers’ Day.