Month of April – Experienced the Covid-19, feeling was “facing as it is”
May – recovered and waiting to go to Sri Lanka, but no luck as Sri Lanka closed
entry gates for us even as Sri Lankans living in India. Feeling was Disappointed,
sad but what to do? as there is nothing we could do!
June – Others celebrating World Environmental day (While I was celebrating
throughout the year). Feeling was “oh…well…time to share the work”
months were so crazy and not like any other year, the Environmental day
celebrations were overwhelming!! Invitations for conducting sessions via zoom,
Teams or Google. Most were accepted but few were refused as they were
overlapping with other sessions.
So, it was
a high time for a holiday. Still could not go for long holidays due to pending
Anyway, we decided
to go just out of Delhi and spend two nights. Without thinking much, we decided
to go and stay at Karma Lakelands; (https://www.karmalakelands.com/)
a place that we always wanted to experience. The place belongs to one of our
good friends who is very much eco conscious.
arrived there, we were so happy about not choosing a hotel room to go and stay
as we really enjoyed the setup of our villa. I started enjoying the Nature,
riding bikes with my son Nipuna and watching birds and ants, walking, enjoying wildflowers
and night sky which we can’t do in the city) and of course reading a book while
Thushara was busy with meetings online until late night.
morning my friend Diki texted me and asked whether I can run a Nature walk to
their staff. This was an agreement between us at the time I told her we were
coming to stay in their resort. So I was not surprised by the invitation.
Since it is
like an oven during day time with 42 degrees Celsius these days, we agreed to
run it at 5.30pm. Diki came to pick me
up from our villa. Bunch of youth with nice smiles were already there. You know
all were wearing masks as it’s mandatory nowadays. So how could one know that
they had nice smiles? Of course, I could not see the smile but I saw their smiling
parents and kids who are residents within the property arrived, I thought that’s
all! Surprisingly so many of their staff members kept on arriving. It was a big
group but I was so happy as it’s one of the most divers groups I have ever met
to run a Nature walk to connect with Nature. Unfortunately, two sensory organs
were blocked by the mask but all took a chance to lower the mask and smell and
taste when it was the time to connect via nose and tongue.
is full of biodiversity and we only could walk about 50-60m and already one
hour and thirty minutes was passed. Since it was getting dark by that time, we
decided to finish the walk.
It was very
interesting crowd who got actively involved with the walk, connecting with
Nature using five sensory organs by following my instructions. Next day morning
too I had a meeting with Ashwani Khurana founder of karma Lakelands and some
invitees to share some ideas for eco resort that they were developing these days.
I was happy to give some suggestions there too. It was just before we left
So, this is
how my relaxing holiday became a working holiday but the feeling was very
satisfied – so the final outcome was “Relaxified”