Byndoor: Lockdown-hit lady from Spain finds rural life endearing


Daijiworld Media Network - Byndoor (SP)

Byndoor, Jul 30: A lady from Spain, who was on a South India tour, got stuck here due to unexpected clamping of lockdown. She has been staying at Heranjalu for the last four months. She goes to prove that lockdown, which has resulted in multifarious problems for several, has provided some with new experiences.

Teresa from Spain has been living in the house of Krishna Poojary from Heranjalu. She has totally adjusted herself to rural life. Being a creative personality, she has shown an active interest in farming and has been taking part in agriculture with family members. With loads of organic manure on her head, she moves about and unloads the same in the fields and gardens. She has been trained by Poojary's mother Chikkamma Poojary, in drawing Rangoli, milking cows, and also weaving mats out of coconut fronds. She has learnt to utter some words from Kundapur Kannada language and is trying to write some Kannada alphabets. She says she has fallen in love with home-made eatables like Kotte Kadubu, idli, dosa, chicken sukka, fish curry, and vegetable sambar.

At the sight of a newcomer, Teresa greets them in Kundapur Kannada and enquires about their well being. On the occasion of Kundapur Kannada Day that was celebrated recently, the family members had taught her to utter the sentence, 'Kundapura Bhasi Chend Gompi (Kundapur Kannada language is beautiful)' which she keeps on uttering but her diction is like that of the Spanish language.

Krishna Poojary works for an American company in Mumbai. Teresa's elder brother happens to be Poojary's colleague. Therefore, Krishna has known Teresa for the past eight years. "Our relationship transcends country borders. Teresa is facing problems, having been unable to return home because of lockdown. We have asked her to stay with our family. She has learnt some Kannada words and has been taking part in all activities with total enthusiasm. She has turned into a girl next door in our village," Krishna Poojary says happily.


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  • Diwakar T Salian, Mumbai. J/502 timber green park CHS. Dahisar East Mumbai 400068

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Super... God bless her.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    In India we need to change ourselves religious tollerens and humanity.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Thank God ...fortunately no one is talking about religious conversion here. Anyway good that Teresa is enjoying her stay.

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  • Roshan Braganza, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Isnt milking cow , horticulture common in rural spian also ?!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Na Na,Teresa has fallenin love with kundapur living ,and kundapur people too?Good.Afterall spanish people are nice people .Not complicated.who knows she may remain in kundapur for ever.Nice to hear that she loves our country and envirements.

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  • Michael Dsouza, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 30 2020

    European culture is accepting entire world's culture that's why people of different countries survive there
    They are well advanced than us and broad minded.
    We have to learn many things from them.
    First and foremost is tolerence and Coexistence.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Tolerance is only possible with humbleness and generosity and humility. Such things are only possible with Christian's due to our Jesus. Europe to North America is freedom and democracy exists just because of tolerance. Many part of the world tolerance is not there due to religious biases and many superior religious beliefs or lack of respect for other beliefs.

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  • PINTO, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2020

    Westerners love our culture whereas we reject theirs as Western..

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  • chrisp, managlore

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    there is a reason for it. Western culture are under the backdrop of bloodshed. never forget the crusades.

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  • Antony Pinto, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2020

    Teresa looks beautiful in 'Muttale' (The head cap 'Kandi' in konkani..)

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Jul 30 2020

    I have seen only in India (Being an Indian) educated (most of them) shying away from farming or working in small jobs (there are a few places who give such jobs).

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 30 2020

    Change is a necessary part of Life ...

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