ganesh and hanuman

Ganesh and Hanuman

 Morning, Ganesh

 Morning, Hanuman

 Nice lungi

 Kerala’s finest

Green with a purple stripe
A good combination

One of my favorites
Where did you get your kurta?

Women’s Cooperative

 Nice fabric
Nice buttons

Cotton and coconut

They go well together

Like chai and a chillum

Shall we have a chai?

An excellent idea

And a chillum?

Another excellent idea
Did you bring your Italian chillum?

Of course

And so Hanuman went to prepare some chai
while Ganesh prepared a chillum

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That was a good chillum

And this masala chai is just right
Cardamon, ginger, jaggery and cloves
and something else


Yes, of course
That’s the difference
between a good chai
and a great one

And then
with big smiles on their faces
and a twinkle in their eyes,
Ganesh and Hanuman
continued to enjoy their chai
in silence

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 Hanuman took out his drum
and began to play,
and soon Ganesh joined him
on his trumpet

And after a while the neighbors
and other people in the streets
began to dance

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Where do you usually spend the winter?

They built me a temple for me near Hampi
on top of a cliff
just across the river
I have a great view of the ruins
and some of the locals make music for me
It gets pretty hot in the early summer,
so I often come up here for a few months

I winter in Kerala
I’ve got a small temple in the jungle
You should come visit

I will

And invite Parvati and Gayatri to come with you
if you meet them along the way


And then the two friends
parted ways
as Ganesh got on his Enfield
and rode away

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