Very true Mani ji.
They also do not play (with) marbles or gilli-danda any longer, have
fancy 'uniforms' and shoes for the football, cricket etc..That's not
all, they carry 2 or more (tennis) racquets when they come to play at
the gymkhana! (carrying extra racquets for a match is understandable).
Coming back to Karonda.. we used pluck and eat the fruit straight of
the tree, had one in our old house. Another favorite was (jungli)
badam I am almost willing to bet that these simple pleasures of life
have bypassed our current city bred youngsters (different in the small
town / rural areas).
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From: mani nair <mani.na...@gmail.com>
Date: Jan 10, 5:03 pm
Subject: Fruits & Vegetables Week: Carissa carandas, the Karonda