Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Photo blog, 26th August, 2014

Miscellaneous snaps . . .

Few weeks back, while we visited a village, we found one of the villagers had trapped a wild cat (locally called bhado). The snap does not do justice to the size of the cat.
It was about 5 feet long and should have weighed at least 7-8 kilograms. 

A common treatment for impetigo of the scalp. Mud applied to the scalp . . . 

A cobra bite. There was no systemic envenomation. But, he had put a tourniquet around his finger so tight that the tip became gangrenous. Initially, we thought we could manage it conservatively. Unfortunately, after couple of days, we had to amputate the tip off. 

The damaged hip joint of a 18 year old young man who was being managed as Tuberculosis Hip elsewhere. After we consulted with Dr. Kenny David, orthopediacian at CMC, Vellore, we found out that it was Perthe's disease. 
In a remote village church, women put up a play of David and Goliath. Goliath is the one with a helmet. David is holding the mike. And King Saul is standing on the extreme right (with the red blouse and plastic bag on her head). 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Faith . . .

Every year at NJH, everybody looks forward to the time of fishing. Our last season catch totaled almost 600 kilograms of fish. Last year the pond did not dry out for us to clean the place out. 

However, this year's drought ensured that the pond got dried out. Unfortunately, the drought also ensured that there was less rains. However, we've been hopeful. 

Once the water level was about a meter, we took a decision to put some fingerlings . . . We decided to adhere to the traditional choice of rohu, catla, mrigal, silver carp, common carp and grass carp. We learnt that pangasius (tengra) cannot be put along with these . . . 

We put a total of 11 kilograms of fingerlings . . . Snaps of the efforts . . .

The low water level . . . You can see the bags with the fingerlings inside them . . .




Few fish did not survive the journey from Daltonganj to NJH . . . 
Kindly pray for more rains so that these fish will not die off .. .. ..

Our little singers . . .

After the last video of our children singing, it was only couple of days back that I was able to respond to Shalom's repeated requests to film one of their singing sessions. 

For this point in time, the song was a very telling reminder of what God is to each one of us. The song was their selection . . .

Ritika, who is a new friend joined them for the performance . . .