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A Very Happy ‘Vaisakhi’ 2019 To All Sikhs Worldwide. Enjoy.

by Anura Guruge


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Though I have associated with Sikhs for many decades, I am embarrassed to confess that I only came to fully appreciate ‘Vaisakhi’ last year.

That ‘Vaisakhi’ always coincides with the Sinhala New Year — which is typically on April 14 — makes it even more special and memorable. They are basically both Spring festivals.

In general Sikhs are good people, have good hearts. I like Sikhs.

So, Happy Vaisakhi 2019. Enjoy.


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“Vaisakhi”, The Sikh Festive Celebration, Coincides Each Year With The Sinhala New Year (On April 13 – 14).

by Anura Guruge


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The Facebook post that got me intrigued because it was on the same weekend as the Sinhala New Year.


Sikhs are no stranger to I. I have known quite a few over the years and even associated/collaborated with some — especially in the networking field.

But, in all that time I never knew of this festival. Wow.

It was a post on Facebook (above) that caught my I. Struck me that it was quite the coincidence that it would be the same weekend as the Sinhala New Year.

So, a few minutes ago, I did some Googling. I am shocked. Wow.

But, I realize that it is NOT a coincidence!

The Sikhs and the Sinhalese are RELATED — we are both people of the ‘Singh‘ — i.e., the Lion.

All Sikhs have ‘Singh’ in their name, and ‘Sinhalese’ starts with ‘Sin(g)h’. Plus, we have the rampant LION on our flag.

Yes, there were never lions in Ceylon/Sri Lanka.

But, we and the Sikhs are from FAR Northwestern ‘India’ — actually what is now the area occupied by Iran.

Neato! I will have to find out more. Now I know where I can celebrate Sinhala New Year. With the Sikhs.


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Alton Bay “Airport On Ice” 2018 — In Full Swing, Saturday, February 17.

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Last week Alton’s famous ‘Airport on Ice‘, on Alton Bay, on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, was ready for action but there was a paucity of planes. Not so on Saturday, February 17. This is the ‘carnival’ weekend, with Sunday slated as the day of the ‘festival’ per se. But, it is snowing as I write and there will be snow on the runway and taxiway first thing in the morning until it is cleared.

Today was a tad colder than last weekend, at 33°F (i.e., just above freezing). But, with no snow on the ice, the Bay was slippery. I did NOT want to venture far with my Sony a7 II. IF I fell and damaged it — that would be a bit of a shame.

Sunday will be warm, in the 40s°F (4.4+°C). So, I think there will be a fair amount of plane traffic come the afternoon.

Enjoy.


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Alton Bay “Airport On Ice” 2018 Ready To Roll — But Lacks Planes.

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I had read, on Thursday, that the runway had been cleared of snow and that the 2018 ‘Airport on Ice‘, on Alton Bay, on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, was ready for action.

Given that Saturday was warm (i.e., 40°F (4.4°C)) with nary a gust of wind I expected to see a stream of planes landing and taking off. Bit crushed that it was EMPTY when we swung by around 2pm. There might have been a few planes earlier. There were some tire tracks on the apron — where the planes park. But, it could have been a car.

Yes, I know that the ‘Festival’ per se is next weekend, but in prior years we have had planes before and after the festival.

I plan to swing by on Sunday too, but we are expecting a ton of rain — which would not be conducive to flying.


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An Evocative Google Doodle The Chinese Festival Of ‘Qixi’ 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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‘Mahrajan’, Middle Eastern Festival In Manchester, New Hampshire — This Weekend.

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I had heard about this earlier in the Summer.

Mahrajan‘ means festival. It looks good. Great menu and very realistic pricing.

Not sure whether I will be able to make it. I really would like to.

Here is a YouTube of the ‘George Maalouf Band‘ that will be playing Saturday & Sunday.


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“We Are One” 2016 African/Latino Cultural Festival In Manchester, New Hampshire On Saturday, August 13.

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Albannach’s “Jamesie Johnston”, At Old Orchard Beach, Maine, June 4, 2016.

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Taken with my new Fuji X-E2s.

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Charlie Zahm, A Modern Day Troubadour, At Old Orchard Beach, Maine, June 4, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


IF you do NOT know Charlie Zahm
it is definitely time to rectify that.

You will thank me for this recommendation.


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A 15 second YouTube video!
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Charlie Zahm’s very welcoming Website.

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Tennis Playing Google Doodle For 2015 U.S. Tennis Open (the 37th)

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by Anura Guruge


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