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Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
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
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
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. "
Current Mood: Festive and Glad.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
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 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
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
Friday, October 2, 2009
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
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
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
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
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)
~ Wishing all a happy Dushshera and Durga Puja.
Current Mood: Mystic and in festive Mood
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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
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
Current Mood: Thoughtful
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Current Mood: feeling like I 'm a Slytherine
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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
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
Thursday, June 18, 2009
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
Current Mood: Peaceful
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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
Friday, June 5, 2009
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
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
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
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."
Current Mood: Aspirant
Friday, April 24, 2009
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..!!
breathe the same air,
share the same seas,
live together on the land.
who learn, plan,
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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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Monday, March 30, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
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
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
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