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Monday, May 30, 2011

Wake up Monday..!


With the though of hot steaming cup of ginger tea, I say myself  "Wake up, Monday...!"
Mondays are always bizarre for me. I suffer from the syndrome "Monday Blues". I am sure many of us do suffer from this. I find difficult to get up in the morning, have weird sort of aches in my body too (I'm sure nobody will believe me; but its true). I even get headaches and nausea feels. 

Nevertheless, a cup tea gives me the life and the vibe to get up from bed, start my hectic week ahead..!

"A cup of tea is a life-giver."
~Amtrips

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gardening Knick-knacks

I love collecting knick-knacks. These gardening decors are from Ochre. Ever since I came to know Ochre (in 2008 Kalamadhyam Mela), I have loved their work and bought them. I am in awe with their creativity. I guess now I have almost all of the creative animals that Ochre creates in their creative chamber. The brains behind these cute stuffs, Mr. and Mrs. Ganguly have been too creative to play with ceramic and clay and glazing colours  to come up with these beautiful creations (from ants to bees, to beetles to dragon flies to butterflies and mushrooms. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Behaviour...


Is the mirror in which
Everyone shows their Image. 
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hope you all have a great weekend. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Tea


"Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary." 
~Chinese Proverb

This holds very true for a cup of adrak wali chai....!
It Thursday and I am already getting the weekend pangs..! huh.. I just love resting and lazying the day inside the house..! I hate going to workplace, working under someone's instructions..! I hate traveling back home and then cooking..! Huh.. I hate a lot of things around me, in my daily cores, and in my day to day life. But I have no option other than to try and like them, to cope up with instances and the sudden happenings of the day, to adjust with a husband, a boss, a list of such people around me, whom I would never let go that easily.

A morning tea (gingered one, they call it adrak wali chai) and some positive energy through touch therapy kicks me to stand up and work till the midnight.  

This pic is a tribute to the fighting me spiriting inside me..!

Current Mood: Taking a small break from work (I, in fact scribbled a haiku here).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memories..

In a rainy afternoon of this summer, over a cup of tea, when I flipped the old photo-album, it reminded me of my home, the old memories of my childhood and teenage times...!

"The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten."
~ Cesare Pavese
Current Mood: Nostalgic

Monday, May 23, 2011

Little Miss Sunshine


As like a flower can't blossom without sunshine, a man cannot live without love.
~ Max Muller
 Tomorrow is a Monday again. However, I am not scared of my Monday Blues. I am planning to go to workplace and do some serious work. 
When I get bored at office, I usually indulge myself into scribbling something or the other in my "to do list" notebook.. Scribbling for me can be a haiku or a doodle or something else (name it as abstract art-forms). 
This picture was doodled on 9th May'11 (when Google celebrated eminent illustrator and children book author, Roger Hargreaves 76th birthday).I was so much inspired by this that I too sketched my favorite character- "Little Miss Sunshine". 
And as Little Miss Sunshine says~ "All we need is love and a little bit of sunshine". 
Hope you too have a great week ahead that has loads of love and little bit of sunshine...!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Empty Cup..


If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.
~Japanese Proverb
 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Birds that Love special Cage


I love collecting unique knick-knacks..!
Guess what, I had been to this mela (KalaMadhyam Mela, this May) at CKP in town and came back home with these cute birdies along with other antique goodies. These birds were so irresistible. I got tempted at the first sight, and bought them all.
Now they are displayed in my closet. At times, they are above my head, pinned into my hair-up-do-buns..! And I love each one of these.

As the famous saying goes (Henrik Ibsen)~
"A forest bird never wants a cage."

But these birds love their special cage- the black, long, whirly and wavy curls..!
And so do I, the proud owner of these bird hairpins!
 :)


Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh its a Monday :(



Oh, It's one more Monday... As the night is creeping in, everything seem blue to me.. Huh.. !!
I just hate Mondays...!

However, this morning-tea is a boon. Its sort of  a 'kick-ass' for me - from not leaving my comfy sleep to letting me leave the bed, getting ready and rushing to workplace to start a new challenging week..!
I'm sure its gonna be a typical Monday Roller -coaster ride..!
And as always, I have been suffering from the Monday Blue Syndromes since last Saturday night...  But this cup of tea (in my favorite cups) is gonna break that iceberg making me active and agile, back to a 'workholic' mode with a bang..!

That's the story of my Monday Tea. Whats yours story?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Pause Button of Life



A photograph is the pause button of life.

~ Ty Holland

I started this blog in March 2008 and I have come so far...! I have realized that something which is kick-ass for me is photography. I feel revived, happy, active, peaceful and above all satisfied when I have my camera around and am on a mission to click something or the other.

As Aaron Siskind quotes
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

I know, when I am no more in this world, everyone who was , is and will be a chapter of my life book will surely remember me through my blog...!

(This is a collage of my recent works)

Current Mood: Nostalgic Feel



Thursday, May 12, 2011

Kye:Series 4


“A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.” ~ Elbert HubbardSo, why waste time.. Let's work hard and party harder..!

Now that its is a Thursday and tomorrow will be Friday, then the weekend.. There are reasons to work hard! :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kye: Series 3

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.  
~Laurence Leamer, King of the Night


Always extend your hand for someone's help..!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kye:Series2


A hand that makes yummy sugarish pink candies of different shapes..!
Sometimes the shape is that of a bird or a bicycle, other times  it is a snail or a motorbike. Sometimes a girl or an umbrella, many a times, the shape is a chicken (hen) or a flower!
I was always fascinated towards this candy when I was a kid. Though it looks unhygienic, I used to like them and had stolen money for it quite a few times from dad's wallet.

This photo is so close to my heart. It revived my childhood memories.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

"Like Mother, Like Daughter..!"
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. "
~ Abraham Lincoln

To that epitome of life, without whom my existence would have been nowhere....!!

To my Mom, for what you have given me: the genes, the aptitude, the spirit, the love and affection, the care and comfort, the confidence, the caring and caressing hand,  and not the least this life and these breaths...
Today I want to thank you "mommy" for giving me all that I asked for and have been asking for.. And above all gratitude to the Almighty, for giving me the best mom in this world...! Just want to say that Maa, I love you the most..!
Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day.. (I'm sure we all love our respective moms)
(In this photo, meet Mangla ji and her life-giver..!)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A different story with each cup of Tea...!

If you are cold, tea will warm you.
If you are too heated, it will cool you.
If you are depressed, it will cheer you.
If you are excited, it will calm you.

~ Gladstone, 1865

Every Cup of Chai speaks a different story...!
To enjoy the sip, you need to listen to it and feel it.  :P
~Amtrips

Hope you have a great weekend..!

Current Mood: Relishing the steaming tea

Friday, May 6, 2011

Kye: Series 1


The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
~ Heda Bejar

Flowers are a unique form of offerings to the god. In front of temples, one can see the florist shop. Since ages, flowers are a source of going near to the god. The busy hands are alwys engaged intricately making the garlands for the puja.
Once weaved into a garland, a flower is no more a single flower. It's only place is in the neck of the Lord. When single, its under Lord's feet..
And we believe when a flower drops from the god's head (fore-head) (while offered as a worship), that's a blessing..!
I too got one today, I meant "a blessing"..!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

That Pristine Feel..


"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
~ George Washington Carver

The pristine feel still continues..!
Shot taken at Mysore-Nilgiri Corridor, on the way to sacred groves,driving from Kotagiri

Current Mood: Peaceful

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Art of Living...


All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
~Henry Ellis

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hidden or Unhidden?!?!


Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun,
the moon and
the truth.

~ Buddha
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