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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas..!!!

I got these cute goodies from Earthworm, a eco-friendly articraft shop in Goa.
Thanks to Madhura and Nirmal.

Ain't these cute and holy..!!

Wishing all a Merry Christmas..!!

Current Mood: Festive

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A ray of Hope...!!


Having a heart for making a difference means that something or someone made a difference in my heart first. We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. This tree and its growing branches , spreading across the sky symbolize it.

And as I sit and think, I get reminded of Wordsworth saying~

"That best portion of a good man s life? His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."


Current Mood: Thoughtful.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Innocence...



“The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.”


“The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”

~ William Shakespeare


Current Mood: Innocent

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Children's Day

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
~Pablo Picasso

Read more @ One Small Life N So Many Thoughts


Current Mood: Thoughtful

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Travelling..!!

I realize life is a journey...!! Its we who make it good, bad and ugly. Its we who make it cherishable and memorable. Like this road, the journey of life is with ups and downs and we have to still drive it all the way, meeting new people and having few great companies...!!

I have finally realized...!!I am gonna miss all my friends at VPKW, 31st being my last working day, Devdas alias Anup, Moi alias Priyanka, BFG alias MQH alias Vinay, Chotta Chetan alias Suresh..... Tanaya and many more....!! The whole fagger's gang...!!


Aah , but that' s life..!!

Current Mood: remembering the good times.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The wanderer...!!



This pic was taken when I was in IISc... aah what were those days, so chilled out and the whole atmosphere filled with energizing spirit. Taken near the main building just behind the road that joins the best library of the country to that of the main road of IISc campus...!! I kept wondering what this creature was doing and of lately realized... It was collecting twigs for its home.. good job !!

Current Mood: motivated

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Diwali Wishes...!!

"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? "
That's what I always wondered...

The celebration is at heights and the town is deep into crackers and in a way, adding poison to the mother earth. This year Diwali for me has got good news but i didn't celebrate it to a great pomp. I am not in for of pollution. Just lighted the diyas... no sweets either, office sucked me so much from inside, had no energy to bake any delicacy for puja... The "Akhanda" diya for Kali puja is still lighted up, yesterday it was flickering steadily for 6 hours or more... And I was happy. Got some awesome candles from Fabindia and two silver ear-rings
for me and two Tees for Chai, one clearly messaging out SAVE TREES n OUR MOTHER.(though he didn't like it much)on Dhantrayodashi !!.....
That's my way of celebrating Diwali. :o)
Hope all of you have your style of diwali pomp and fun.


Slowly I have realized
that one can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.

One liner that comes to my mind now is~

"
There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. "
~Edith Wharton

Current Mood: Festive and Glad.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Diya...........

Wishing everyone a happy, prosperous, fun-filled, healthy, safe and eco-friendly Deepawali....!!
A festival of lights, candles, diyas, glitters, and sweets and happiness, a victory over evil, Diwali is a festival, celebrated when SriRam arrived Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, conquering the kingdom of Lanka and getting Mata Sita back . Its an occasion celebrated for the victory of truth over lie, good over evil and light over darkness...!!

Wishing a bright and playful light festival ....!

Current Mood: Festive

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Life is in form of tiny atoms....!!

The game of mate selection and the ability of winning lies in deep inside these powdery orange granules , called pollens...!! A biology that is as interesting in itself as why life originated and how it maintains itself and all that what involves the darwin's right thumb rule and evolutionary stable strategies...

Life is so simple then, yet still complex to the par excellence that one can't assume in one go...!!

Current Mood: Day-dreaming, lost in ideas of an Ecologist.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Poppy...!!

A huge bear hug and loads of best wishes ahead in life as u grow a bit little old my dear darling, and so i realize... again its your day..As its your birthday..!!

And all of a sudden, these lines of Thomas
Hood buzz my mind and i pen it down ...

"I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups,
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs, where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburmum on his birthday,-
The tree is living yet."


So true its said when it is read
And then when it is slowly fed into the brain...


"From our birthday, until we die,

Is but the winking of an eye."
- W.B. Yeats


Current Mood: Satiated. :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Silent Lamb..!!

“Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.”

This shot was taken in Kokkare Bellur.. Thanks Chaitra for taking me to the place and the lamb, for giving some great poses..!!

Current Mood: Silent

Friday, October 2, 2009

Rain Rain Go away..!!


Its raining , drizzling and pouring like cats and dogs, flooding many parts of Western Coast and parts of country. Why cant it go away and let me , you and all to play? I am off from office for a change, as today is Gandhi Jayanti and weather is cold here , drizzling and so i am sleepy. Playing Farmville and Yoville and reading some booklets on Conservation strategy, Thanks to Manish for giving them to me. Overall I am enjoying the birthday of Bapuji in my ways , lazying out under the blanket, waiting for Chaitra to get me a mug of hot steamy coffee.Though my plans were to go out and shop(never-mind to agree that I am Shop-alcoholic), but now I am sleepy. :)

Current Mood: Holidaying and relaxing

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Upapa epops..!!


To work in an office which sucks your blood and nerve juices and literally f***s your brain, draining out my piamater is a dreadful life , that this naturalist has currently.I haven't been into wild from so long. My soul and me from inside are desperate and dying to get into the wild with my camera and catch some eye stunning shots.This picture was caught in January 26th, 2009. Thanks darling for taking me to wild.
Courtesy: Chaitra and visit to Kokkare Bellur

Current Mood: Want to be a bird next life. Thoughtful

Burning the Devil...!!


Dusshera , the Hindu festival is connected with the myth that after a fight of 10 days, Bhagwan SriRam killed Ravana, the king of Lanka and rescued Devi Sita..!! Its the victory of good over evil and so truth and goodness triumphs....!!

Few of Chaitra's friends and me made this effigy of Ravana and burnt... had sumptuous dinner and sweets, burst crackers...!! Had a great time. Thanks Pandey ji for the lovely organization of the festival... Life without friends like you wouldn't have been so colorful for sure...!!

Happy Dusshera to all near and dear ones.

Current Mood: Fun times with frens, relaxing

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cloudline says in my Ear, We will Shine..!!

Its heading for another fall of winter on the my land and clouds saying bye bye, downpour still continues heavy, esp last week. The feel is filled with pomp and enthusiasm and ceremony. Mystic dhoop and agarbatis, aratis and ghee fill the aura as its Dusshera and Durga Puja.

Wishing all a Happy Vijaya Dashami, let evil and devil be buried and killed by the deity Durga...!!

Current Mood: Celebrating life

Friday, September 25, 2009

"Jaya Jaya Hai Mahisasura Mardini"


Devi is the great goddess of the Hindus,the consort of Shiva and she is worshiped in various forms corresponding to her two aspects: benevolence and fierceness. She is Uma, "light"; Gauri, "yellow or brilliant"; Parvati, "the mountaineer"; and Jagatmata, "the-mother-of-the-world" in her milder guise. The terrible emanations are Durga "the inaccessible"; Kali, "the black"; Chandi, "the fierce"; and Bhairavi, "the terrible."


Durga, a beautiful warrior seated upon a tiger, was the first appearance of the great goddess. The circumstance of her miraculous arrival was the tyranny of the monster-demon Mahishasur, who through terrific austerities had acquired invincible strength. The gods were afraid of this water-buffalo bull because neither Vishnu nor Shiva could prevail against him. It seemed that the joint energy of Shakti was only capable of vanquishing Mahisha, and so it was the eighteen-armed Durga who went out to do battle. The nine different forms of Devi are worshiped over the nine days. These are the most popular forms under which she is worshiped:
Durga Shailputri (Daughter of Mountain)
Brahmacharini
Chandraghanta
Kushmanda
Skanda Mata
Katyayani
Kalratri
Maha Gauri
Siddhidatri

~ Wishing all a happy Dushshera and Durga Puja.

Current Mood: Mystic and in festive Mood



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Life on Threads..!!

Current Mood: Hard working...!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Masala Munch....!!!

The Masala Munch..!! Yes thats the Kurkure.... Everyone's taste-buds tempting, making all munch and just munch, taking the breath away with the aroma and taste , all in best... yes thats the kurkure...!!

I wonder, what has happened... seeing this kid, just not 2 yrs and is munching Kurkure..!!
I guess its true, certain things are so tempting and that you just cant stop yourself. :D

Current Mood: Tempted.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In the Await for Winter.

"O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

The rainy season has almost faded an all are waiting for the winter nights and warm days to come up, woolen garments, scarfs, mufflers, sweaters, jackets ready for a toss...!! Its heading for October and I am keen for the winter fall n Bangalore.

Current Mood: Awaiting


Friday, August 28, 2009

Life is a Burden..!!

Everyone born on this earth has his/her cup of pain and gains... One has to stuggle, suffer and rise and fall. When I saw this old man picking up ans carrying the rags of the society, I realised..."Life isn't a bed of Roses."

Current Mood: Thoughtful

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Russels's Viper..!!

Out of the four deadliest snakes of Inida, Russel's Viper causes maximum death. The camouflage is so perfect to detect this snake in bushes, under stones and the junkyards. Other three killers are The Cobra, The King Cobra and the kraits.

Current Mood: feeling like I 'm a Slytherine

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Namo Ganesha Vighanesha...!!

Happy Ganesh Puja to all..!!
The Elephant God comes to eradicate all troubles from life and get all of us prospersity and success...!!

"Namo Ganesha Vighnesha, Girija Nandana Prabhu...
Mama Vighna Nihatyashu Sarba Sidhi Pradho Bhaba..!!"

Current Mood: In festive Mood.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

World Photography Day

An Evening in Bangalore...!!
I dedicate this picture to all my photographer friends for catching the best out of nothing and best of infact everything, from still life to nature-o-scapes to wildlife and human emotions... I would have ideally posted it on 18th August but couldn't as I slipped from office staircases and injured myself in my Coccyx bone and currently suffering from Coccydynia.

Praying for myself a fast recovery and all my Best Wishes to the great photographers who live for the memories that they catch. to all the shutterbugs who have a keen sight to catch anything and everything and to all the wildlife clickers who make it
"A life as alive as its in wild" through their camera !!

Current Mood: Injured and in complete bed-rest

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We worship him too..!!


Its truly said~"God is inside each creature...". Hindu mythology dates back to the Harappan civilization where animals were worshiped... may be snake or a bull or a lord with name"The Pashupati".

Current Mood: gratified.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.”

I want to be free and free bird which can hop around the bushes, sing like a lark, perch on any branch of my choice and love the open sky as all will be then mine and just mine...!!

Thought of the Day: "God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.”

Current Mood: Agitated

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Glowing and smiling, they welcomed the rain!!

Rain has come into the lands, monsoon clouds set into the Indian subcontinent. And so the earth is pure and mystic again, wet and calm, watery and dewy all round. In the midst of the feel, I could catch these flowers glowing and smiling at me welcoming the rain..!!

Current Mood: Peaceful

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ramkrishappa..!!


I dont know why i get fascinated to old people, may be i loved grand-father,my mom's dad(my ajja,Nanaji)I dedicated this post to the man who watches the place where i stay but has a heart of a father. Thats Ramkrishna ji...!!
Current Mood: In remembrance of my mom's creator, missing ajja

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Saanvi


Kids are good portrays for taking snaps... and so is Saanvi..!!

Current Mood: Missing my childhood days.

Friday, June 5, 2009

World Environment Day- 5th June


Dedicated for safe, pollution free, eco-friendly,green environment on the occassion of World Environment Day.

Being a student of ecology and environmental sciences from one of the prestigious universities of the country, I wonder why can't all days be celebrated as June 5th. A step , if taken by me, another step by you and other step by someone else will make a slight difference for sure and summation of all these delta differences when counted with make a big difference like a tiny cloud makes a huge heavy cloud, drop by drop rains make that big ocean...!!

So, lets take a step ahead to make our environment clean, safe and more green, moreover pollution -free and eco-friendly so that we and our "co-creatures dwell happily for ever like a fairy tale story ending.

Wishing all a greener environ , a healthy and more biodiversed environment..!!
Sloganising the fact "Go Greener"!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

rain tree!!


Its been too hot this time in Bangalore, summer has been quite torturing here and all over the country. Everyone awaiting desperately for the monsoon to reach main land and make the earth cooler, more rich, greener, and more thick with life.

In all the midst, I dedicate this Rain tree flower to the black clouds that stopped by on my city (Bangalore) and poured down heavily... Aah what a mystical feel seeing the clouds turning grey to black and then all in a sudden, with a spur of time, changing to big and fat drops and may the dry earth all wet, watery and cool.

I guess i am gonna love this rare moment of my life till death.

Thought of the day:
"Tears of joy are like the summer RAIN drops pierced by sunbeams."

Current Mood: Peaceful.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Jal... Yeh Amrut Hai...!!




Its summer and nothing other than a glass of water can be so life-giving! Other day my boss asked me, whats ur favorite drink and my spontaneous reply was " a glass of cold water". And that's why the theme.... "Yeh Jal Hai, Yeh Amrut Hai!!"

Water is precious, save it at the cost of blood..
That is going to be the slogan if we don't be serious now, and that's what is Sekhar Kapoor's upcoming movie is all about.. Paani..!!

Dedicated to the upcoming movie of Sekhar... and all those who need a drop to live...to people in places where water is costlier than gold even..!!

Current Mood: Concerned.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Desire for success..!!



I have seen kingfishers so watchful and keen for their prey and so their victory. and that's what i learn from them. To be keen and vigilant , steady and attentive.

Thought of the Day:
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
-Bill Cosby

Current Mood: Aspirant

Friday, April 24, 2009

Dangling Danseuse...!!




In the Dark, when the evening fell apart.. I went into the courtyard of that garden and saw her dancing... !! And so is my theme.
Thought of the Day:

"Dance is the hidden language of the Soul."

So, lets dance as if no one is looking at you , at me and at us...!!

Current Mood: Inner soul wants to dance the real Dance of the dance..!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Everdyay is Earth Day




Everdyay is Earth Day..!!

*******

People everywhere
breathe the same air,
share the same seas,
live together on the land.
People everywhere
who learn, plan,
work, care,
can
save the earth.

**********

Everyday is Earth Day,
If it's cold or wet or hot
Pitch in to save the planet
It's the only one we've got.

Earth Day 2009, April 22, will mark the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations for a new global climate agreement coming up in December, Earth Day 2009 must be a day of action and civic participation, to defend The Green GenerationTM’s core principles. Check the link for more info.

http://www.earthday.net/node/13689

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Squirrel Times...!!



Thought of the Day:
"Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny.
When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two
takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two."

Current Mood: Thoughtful

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Baby's Day Out !!


And as the name says, BABY'S DAY OUT...!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mere Desh Ki dharti Sona Ugale...



And as the title says...

Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugale, Ugale Hire Moti.. Mere Desh ki Dharti...!!

Thought of the Day:

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
The wise grows it under his feet.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Miss Pink, give me a wink- Said Mr. Sky !!



Summer has set in and this time, bangalore is going to feel the summer.. But in the midst, most trees are set with bright red, orange, yellow , violet, and pink flowers to make us feel the same old fact-"Bangalore- The Garden City of India"

Thought of the Day:

Do not, for one repulse,
fore go the purpose that you resolved to effect.
- Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Current Mood: Exhausted and Sleepy.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chocolat Truffle

There is nothing better than birthday cake. It's like a slice of concentrated love with buttercream frosting.



A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.
We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.
-Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990), (Willie Wonka) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I still recapitulate these lines and feel so elevated.

From "Forest Gump", the liner which I always remember is so truthful.
"Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get."


Thought of the Day:

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
-Ludwig Erhard (1897 - 1977)

Current Mood: Hungry, want to have a cake

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Heading for Home Making..!!



Building nest to attract females is a common syndrome seen in animal world to woo their partners and that's what is our hero trying to do... "Build a perfect home to disseminate its valuable genes!! "

So does human beings too.

Imagining when my better half will build my home for me.

Current Mood: In dreamland

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lantana Hoverer..!!



Catching pollination patterns and the business of this nature's batter system has been always a fascinating fact and stuff for me and the more I learn, the more am interested into it. The more I click these shots, the more I think scientifically.

Every time I click a shot, I feel so happy about my camera and I feel so close to nature after my mom. Thanks Mom for making me realize I too can be your pride a day.

Current Mood: Gratitude

Monday, March 23, 2009

White is Bright.



This shot says why white is bright. Thats so soothing a color and infact one of my favorites. When forests are reducing, the rain forest species are heading to urban gardens and Anthurrium is now-a-days one of the well known garden plants of many city homes and so a part of the urban nature.


Current Mood: Peaceful

Sunday, March 22, 2009

There comes the KING



A memorable trip to River Kabini, after Kushal Nagar. And landing up in elephant breeding camp was all so enthralling for me. seeing the tusker so close to me was letting me nor-adrenaline rush out as a jet from the glands and the mesmerising beauty of the whole troop landing up at one place top have the supper from far inside the forest was all a live-in memory.

Thanks to Giri for planning out such a lovely trip.

Current Mood: Lost in OLD memoirs

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Id-E-Milan



Tis the witching hour of night,
Or bed is the moon and bright,
And the stars they glisten, glisten,
Seeming with bright eyes to listen
For what listen they?

- John Keats (1795 - 1821)


Wishing all a Happy and peaceful earth to live in.
Happy Id-E-Milan and the eve of Holi.

Thought of the Day:
"Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
-Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)"

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spot Billed Pelican...



Happy Birding Times are back.. I took this shot because though this bird isn't that dosile, but it was quiet and calm and gave me some pretty decent poses to capture her from all angles... Thanks to Mr. Lingarajam Gowda of Kokkare Bellur village (our consulting guide). It was a true pleasure to know that these birds are protected by the villagers in association with MAN(Mysore Amateur Naturalists).

Thought of the Day:The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
-Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I

Current Mood: Peaceful

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy Women's Day



Wishing everyone a Happy Women's Day...For all mothers, all wives, sisters and daughters...

Current Mood: Proud to be a Woman.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The F*** Factor...



This shot was taken in Kokkare Bellur, Karnataka, India.

I waited a lot to catch the storks busy in the act of love-making, which was of small fraction time... Attempting for some 15 times, i guess I caught the best.. I would love to thank my dear husband for helping me in taking the shot as he was a keen observer to catch the raw eye candid shot and myself chasing him with my camera to catch these storks into the ACT. Shot @ Kokkare Bellur, Karnataka(a village where the pelicans and storks visit every year around this time for breeding and such a Eco-friendly ambiance.
A gratitude to the villagers who are busy in protecting these birds)

Thought of the Day: "Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part."

Current Mood: Confident :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Sky is My Limit..!!


I am ready for the TAKE OFF as the blue vast clear sky is calling me to embrace me in its arms..!!

My 100th Post... I would love to love myself more and more and enjoy my success day by day.. I deserve the best, as Sky is my limit.. I will prove them all that I am the worthless. None can be compared to me. I dedicate this shot of mine to myself as I have realized I have left my home and have started flying.

And now I have to fly to reach there and no stopping as "The sky and beyond are my limits.."
As I have felt that, slowly i realized
"If you don't run your own life, somebody else will."
Also I have learn in past few years(after leaving home) that-
"The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it."


Thought of the Day: "Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art."

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Painted Stork



A trip to Kokkare Bellur was worth- going, and so am planning again in march end, lets see if I can see the new borns of these excellent beauties... the Painted Storks.

Thought of The Day: "There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality."

Current Mood: Over- tired, yet Self-satisfied

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Children Of Heaven...!!



Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~Rabindranath Tagore

Current Mood: Missing my childhood
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