This collection of articles is a result of my desire to tell stories about our beloved coastal land through the eyes of Eddie uncle. The name pinchhofsalt underpins how Eddie uncle looks at life. Articles in this website are always narrated with a pinch of salt, adding flavor to mundane lives, led by many people around the world. Eddie uncle always serves salt with a bigger pinch, hence pinchh.
This blog also is a forum where other mature writers contribute with their poems and pieces.
Eddie uncle and I have been friends for quite some time now, and although he is purely fictional, most of the articles, you read are based on direct and indirect experiences in my own life.
Many people have even asked me “Who is Eddie uncle?”. Honestly, I have a different Eddie uncle in mind, every time I write about him. But the underlying thoughts and feelings are the same- Eddie uncle is a kind hearted, helpful man. You can paint a picture of him in your own canvas.
The stage is set a sleepy village of Halealve, about 4 kms south of Kundapura. “Hale” in Kannada means old and “Alve” means mouth of the river. It is a sleepy village, as I said earlier, where Christians, Hindus and Muslims have lived in harmony and still live, without giving a damn to the politicians. Protected by the Arabian Sea, from the west, villagers have made this mouth of the river as a dwelling place for centuries. Actually, there is a church right in front of a Hindu temple, just about 2 kms away from a mosque. Gods too have finally found a place in a troubled country ripe with religious strife. The village is located on a pristine white sandy beach and one can find almost the entire population of the nearby town on this beach, on a lazy Sunday evening.
Long ago, when I read a classic “Five people you meet in heaven”, I stuck a chord with the main character Eddie. Many years passed by and when I took to writing articles on various platforms, I used Eddie uncle as a medium of my stories.
Many people have even asked me “Who is Eddie uncle?”. Honestly, I have a different Eddie uncle in mind, every time I write about him. But the underlying thoughts and feelings are the same- Eddie uncle is a kind hearted, helpful man. You can paint a picture of him in your own canvas
I hope you will like this short and simple write ups and also contribute to it with your ideas and pictures.