Monday, February 28, 2011

Photo of the day - "Corner"d Idol

A temple in Manali had an idol at the corner which was a bit strange

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Photo of the day - Rs 500 will be fine

A writing on a huge rock at the foothill of Skandagiri, near Banaglore
( I am glad they didn't write "WAY TO HELL" at the bottom)

Forest dept says "500rs will be fine". Traffic Police says "200rs is fine". Police constable says "anything is fine". How many pockets have we filled like this? How much of this will go to govt. 

First place, why do we break rules? Why do we dirty the places? When I went to Skandagiri for the first time, it looked much cleaner, there was lesser crowd and decent crowd.  The 4th time (and the last time) I had been there the place had completely changed. There were people asking for parking charges; there were people forcing us to take the guides though we knew the route. Most of the way up towards the top of the hill was littered. To add to all this, the top of the hill was like a fish market. Bottles around, bonfires in few places, loud music on the hill and few drunken people screaming and dancing. I believe because such people are there, more exploitation happens.

Though I know these things will never vanish, but still hope that people show some mercy on such places and leave them alone. Hope they get some manners. And finally, hope that we never get to see such a display again :-)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Photo of the day - Roses on Valentines Day

Bed of roses
I have never celebrated it; never knew the meaning to celebrate it only on Feb 14th; Never attempted to know the reason, why this day has been given so much of importance. I am not promoting or demoting valentines day with this post because I am just clueless about the meaning of this day. 

On this day whether love gets its appreciation or not, Roses are surely sold costly :-)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Photo of the day - Intriguing Reflections

Intriguing Reflections

A pothole displayed such a reflection where I could see the Sun on the left, A tree popping up from the bottom left corner, dark clouds in the sky as an eagle flies high in the sky, and finally a cross kind of a post on the right of the frame. What else can I say, Intriguing Reflections!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Photo of the day - New Beginning

The fields submerged in the golden light of a beautiful morning
After every dark evening, a new day arrives. A very old saying, still holds true anytime. Bitter experiences and bad times startle the calmness of life. We always have gone through tough times, every one has. Every new tough situation still makes so much of impact. It seems impossible to overcome these problems. The best thing is to look back and realize that you had gone through such situations before and also managed to pull yourself out of it. Every time we cross this hurdle, we are more experienced and possibly be more matured. 

Look forward for a new day, a new beginning and bathe yourselves in the golden light of life.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Photo of the day - Priceless Expressions

A small kid at Dhankar Monastery with chocolates in hand and an intriguing expression on the face
Childhood is something which is the most enjoyable phase of life; no stress; no tension; be happy with what you have; no specific reasons for smiling; no specific reasons for crying. But still we don''t remember whole of our childhood, do we? Only a handful of moments are still in memory.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Photo of the day - Hope

Beautiful flower stands out in a cluttered bush
No matter what the current situation is or whatever worst situation comes in, there is something lives in everyone (and it should), called as hope. Whenever I feel or hear about his word called "Hope" one dialogue from the famous "The Shawshank Redemption" movie comes to my mind. 

"Hope is a good thing; may be the Best of things; and no good thing ever dies"

It is so rightly said. It is always a difficult thing to hope for the best when everything around is falling apart. But every individual, whether aware or not, always carries a hope that things will be better, more beautiful or anything that they are hoping for and that drives everyone's life.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Photo of the day - Passion of an artist

An artist, sits in Cubbon park to paint a live scene
Being a photographer, I would have thought what's the point in sitting and painting when I can just click the same scene and move on. But still, the art has it's own place. A photograph and a painting of the same scene, talks two different characters altogether. Artists have great passion and there is so much to learn from them. Sitting in a park where he might get the crowd staring at him, still without being conscious making that painting is such a wonderful job. 

PS: Photographers are also artists when they use the camera in an artistic way. I hope I become one in few years. :-)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Photo of the day - A Pure Bliss

Grey wagtail at the shores of a beautiful lake
Spending idle time sitting along the lake, listening to the recurring sweet music of the small tides in the lake hitting the shores, the trees making sounds because of the breezy winds as the birds also chirp.. a pure bliss.. we keep longing to experience such an atmosphere. The more we experience, the more we are attracted towards it again and again. Man might have invented millions of interesting things but nothing can beat God's creation of beautiful nature.

Read my today's travelogue on a place called Thattekere near Bangalore here: Thattekere Lake - RagihaLLi - Bannerghatta

Photo of the day - The ultimate support


A small monkey vehemently looks at the people, while the mother climbs the tree, assuming a threat from the nearing people. 

I don't think anyone would disagree, if I say that mother is the ultimate support for anyone on this earth be it a human being or any living creature. It is something that never breaks or vanishes; something that we all hold on to in our toughest of the times; something that is guaranteed to see us through. 

Just thought I will add this thought too from a friend Sushil (Comment in the same page) :

"I think defining/expressing what mother means to someone is impossible, its something which can be only felt. Priceless."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photo of the day - "Another busy morning"

Another busy morning
The drive on NICE road, Bangalore early in the morning will be an enjoyable one. With the recent findings of small outing places around Bannerghatta area, there have been regular drives on this road.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Photo of the day - "Priceless"

A small tomato, plucked from a farm in the outskirts of Bangalore
It is strange, isn't it, how small things like this suddenly make their presence and value felt. Recently with the food inflation going high, everyone has been talking about the vegetables and prices. Probably only during this time, most of us realize, what all vegetables mom brings home. The other day in one of the hotels or some other place, I heard a person shouting on someone who dropped a small bag of vegetables."Do you know the price of this?" In a way I feel it is better, once in a while such a thing should happen where everyone starts valuing smallest and cheapest of the things. It can also be a campaign for food saving. ;-)