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Free Kindle Books

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Amazon announces free kindle editions of books from time to time. Those who have a kindle reader or  any other device to read books would find it worth their while to make use of these opportunities to scout their vast libraries and save a lot of money to read some great classical works as well as modern literature or other books on virtually every subject under the sun. Their search tools make it easy to locate a book that you might have in mind or you may just like to browse through and select one that catches your fancy. This week for five days, from Sunday the 27th of May to Thursday, Kindle editions of five of my books are free too. Do look up on my author page if you caught this post in time. You can scroll through the list of books to see which one’s have a zero price. The link to the author page is here,
https://www.amazon.com/Ashok-Malhotra/e/B00502LCCI


The sparrows are back

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My home is more than two and a half decades old. I built it in bits as and when I got time off from work in other cities but right from the start I began planting trees around the boundary. Some became too large with the years and had to be removed. They were put to good use. Seasoned and converted into furniture around the home as it expanded. However, the most delightful aspect of the trees was that neighbors too loved the idea and planted more and a variety of birds moved in to nest in them. Their tweets delight the soul all day, beginning well before dawn. A few like crows were irritating but thankfully, they are not visiting the area now and there was that naughty kingfisher that ate all my lovely little fish in a tiny cemented pond in the garden. I stopped keeping ornamental fish since and keep the pond dry most of the year. In monsoons its is used to collect rain water.

Unfortunately, a few years ago I had to remove a large bougainvillea bush that had become much too unwieldy fo…