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Monday, 28 November 2011

Bus Hangers..!!

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.  ~Barbara Bloom

There are times we just dont look upon the things that help us stand, that support us and help us to stay on our feet.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Its a Cat's Life..!!

In ancient Egypt cats were sacred animals, with Bast often depicted in cat form, sometimes taking on the warlike aspect of a lioness. Domestic cats were spread throughout much of the rest of the world during the Age of Discovery, as they were carried on sailing ships to control shipboard rodents and as good-luck charms.Several ancient religions believed that cats are exalted souls, companions or guides for humans, that they are all-knowing but are mute so they cannot influence decisions made by humans. In Japan, the Maneki Neko is a cat that is a symbol of good fortune. Although there are no sacred species in Islam, some writers have stated that Muhammad had a favorite cat, Muezza. He is reported to have loved cats so much that "he would do without his cloak rather than disturb one that was sleeping on it". Freyja—the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility in Norse mythology—is depicted as riding a chariot drawn by cats.

 According to a myth in many cultures, cats have multiple lives. In many countries, they are believed to have nine lives, but in some Spanish-speaking regions they are said to have seven lives,while in Turkish and Arabic traditions the number of lives is six. The myth is attributed to the natural suppleness and swiftness cats exhibit to escape life-threatening situations. Also lending credence to this myth is the fact that falling cats often land on their feet, using an instinctive righting reflex to twist their bodies around. Nonetheless, cats can still be injured or killed by a high fall.

This was my most loved cat.. Moosa..!! with a coat that looked liked that of a Tiger (lighter shade) and a fluffly tail.. He was the most handsome and yet the most laziest cat I had ever seen. I miss him very much. Everyday :|

may his soul rest in peace.!!!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Hide and seek behind a cloud
A rainbow laughs aloud

The sun shines oh so proud

Because of you ~

You’re my joy and my song

My whole life long

Together we belong

I still have you ~

My sister…my beautiful sister

You’re my best friend

Until the end

~ excerpts of a poem i found while surfing google.

Lo behold People..!!! My elder-kid sister :)

Monday, 7 November 2011

The squirrel next door sorry next tree..!!

Out all of all the animals that thrive in busy suburban areas, squirrels undoubtedly have to be one of the cutest and most interesting.  If you’re fortunate enough to see these critters roaming around your sidewalk or backyard you might take how fascinating squirrels are for granted.  


Squirrels are found in TONS of different countries across almost the entire planet.  In fact, there are only two continents that don’t have squirrels – Antarctica and Australia.

Even though they are relatively small in size, squirrels are absolutely phenomenal jumpers.  In the right conditions, a full grown squirrel can jump as far as twenty feet!  This is because squirrels have extremely powerful back legs that enable them to push off of objects and leap incredible distances.

The hind legs of all squirrels are double jointed.  This adaptation allows them to nimbly scramble up and down trees with ease.

Some squirrels can fall as far as 100 feet without sustaining any type of injury – they sometimes can use their fluffy tail as a sort of make shift parachute!

Squirrels can easily eat their entire body weight every week (usually only around 1.5 pounds).

A male squirrel can detect a female squirrel in heat from up to a whole mile away!  Females usually give birth to between 2-4 baby squirrels every mating season.

A squirrel can actually sometime see things that are completely behind them.  This is due to the unique way that their eyes are positioned on their heads.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Vinca Rose.

Vinca Rose

The species has long been cultivated for herbal medicine and as an ornamental plant. In traditional Chinese medicine, extracts from it have been used to treat numerous diseases, including diabetes, malaria, and Hodgkin's disease.The substances vinblastine and vincristine extracted from the plant are used in the treatment of leukemia.
This conflict between historical indigenous use, and recent patents on C.roseus-derived drugs by western pharmaceutical companies, without compensation, has led to accusations of biopiracy.
It can be dangerous if consumed orally. It can be hallucinogenic.

This picture isnt of Vinca rose. I found this wild flower on  a trek, very similar to it and hence clicked it. This picture reminds me of the Microsoft's pre installed wallpaper 

Monday, 31 October 2011

The childhood dreams

I call this post the childhood dreams because the idea of posting this picture cam after I had a dream where I saw myself back as a child 

Bachpan Ke Dukh Bhi Kitney Achchay Hotey They
Tab Tau Sirf Khiloney Toota Kartey They

Woh Khushi Bhi Janey Kaisi Khushi Thi
Titlee Ke Par Noch Kay Oochla Kartey They

Paon Mar Ke Khud Barish Ke Paani Mein
Apni Nao Aap Dobuyaa Kartey They

Ab Socho Tau Chot Si Parti Hay Dil Par
Aap Bana Ke Aap Gharondey Tora Kartey They

Ab Tau Ik Aansoo'n Bhi Ruswa Kar Jata Hai
Bachpan Main Tau Jee Bhar Ke Ro Liya Kartey They.......

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The shortest distance between two people is a SMILE :)

A smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth. The smile can also be found around the eyes. Among humans, it is an expression denoting pleasure, joy, happiness, or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it is known as a grimace. Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known. Cross-cultural studies have shown that smiling is a means of communicating emotions throughout the world.

While most often, smiling is perceived as a positive emotion, there are many countries that perceive smiling as a negative expression and consider it unwelcoming. Too much smiling can be viewed as a sign of shallowness or dishonesty.The Japanese may smile when they are confused or angry. In other parts of Asia, people may smile when they are embarrassed. Some people may smile at others to indicate a friendly greeting. A smile may be reserved for close friends and family members. Many people in Russia consider smiling at strangers in public to be unusual and even suspicious behavior. Yet many Americans smile freely at strangers in public places (although this is less common in big cities). Some Russians believe that Americans smile in the wrong places; some Americans believe that Russians don't smile enough. In Southeast Asian cultures, a smile is frequently used to cover emotional pain or embarrassment. Vietnamese people may tell the sad story of how they had to leave their country but end the story with a smile.

Cheers.. and dont forget to smile :)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Flowers in the garden..!!!

Many, if not most, plants considered decorative flowers originated as weeds, which if attractive enough would sometimes be tolerated by farmers because of their appeal. This led to an artificial selection process, producing ever-prettier (to humans) flowers. This is thought to have occurred for the entire history of agriculture, perhaps even slightly earlier, when people tended to favor naturally occurring food-gathering spots. This may also explain why many flowers function as companion plants to more useful agricultural plants; they had evolved that symbiotic relationship with the food plants before either was domesticated, and therefore was found in the same area, convenient to be selected as an attractive plant.

Once domesticated, though, most flowers were grown either separately or as part of gardens having some other primary function. In the West, the idea of gardens dedicated to flowers did not become common until the 19th century, though in fact many modern gardens are indeed flower gardens. Flower gardens are, indeed, a key factor in modern landscape design and even architecture, especially for large businesses, some of which pay to have large flower gardens torn out and replaced entirely each season, in order to keep the color patterns consistent.

Well, that's some light on how flower garden became an important part of a landscape design :)


P.S : I seriously dont know the name of the flowers. Interested people can contact my mother..!! A hard core garden lover and a Botany teacher :D (she would loves to explain too :D)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

An attempt in clicking myself.
It was hard not laugh at myself :D :D :D


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Man's best friend..!!!

The domestic dog has a predisposition to exhibit a social intelligence that is uncommon in the animal world. Dogs are capable of learning in a number of ways, such as through simple reinforcement and by observation.

Dogs go through a series of stages of cognitive development. As with humans, the understanding that objects not being actively perceived still remain in existence (called object permanence) is not present at birth. It develops as the young dog learns to interact intentionally with objects around it, at roughly 8 weeks of age

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Converse your way out :)

 In his late 30s, Marquis Mills Converse, who was previously a respected manager at a footwear manufacturing firm, opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company (unrelated to the Boston Rubber Shoe Company founded by fourth cousin Elisha Converse) in Malden, Massachusetts in February 1908. The company was a rubber shoe manufacturer, providing winterized rubber soled footwear for men, women, and children. 

The company's main turning point came in 1917 when the Converse All-Star basketball shoe was introduced. Then in 1921, a basketball player named Charles H. "Chuck" Taylor walked into Converse complaining of sore feet. Converse gave him a job. He worked as a salesman and ambassador, promoting the shoes around the United States, and in 1923 his signature was added to the All Star patch. He continued this work until shortly before his death in 1969.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Chai... Chai garam...!!!

In the early 1820s, the British East India Company began large-scale production of tea in Assam, India, of a tea variety traditionally brewed by the Singpho tribe. In 1826, the British East India Company took over the region from the Ahom kings through the Yandaboo Treaty. In 1837, the first English tea garden was established at Chabua in Upper Assam; in 1840, the Assam Tea Company began the commercial production of tea in the region, run by indentured servitude of the local inhabitants. Beginning in the 1850s, the tea industry rapidly expanded, consuming vast tracts of land for tea plantations. By the turn of the century, Assam became the leading tea producing region in the world

This is a cup of Hot Chai I had on my maiden train journey from Mysore :)

Cheeers :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Chai.. Chai garam Chai..!! :)

Tea plants are native to East and South Asia and probably originated around the point of confluence of the lands of northeast India, north Burma, southwest China, and Tibet. Although tales exist in regard to the beginnings of tea being used as a beverage, no one is sure of its exact origins. The usage of tea as a beverage was first recorded in China, with the earliest records of tea consumption with records dating back to the 10th century BC

Here the picture shows the two varieties of Tea that is popular at local Tea stalls. the lemon Tea commonly known as Sulemani Chai and the one next to it is our very own cutting chai :)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Once upon A TIME..!!!

What then is time?  If no one asks me, I know what it is.  If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.  ~Saint Augustine

Before wristwatches became popular in the 1920s, most watches were pocket watches, which often had covers and were carried in a pocket and attached to a watch chain or watch fob. In early 1900s, the wristwatch, originally called a Wristlet, was reserved for women and considered more of a passing fad than a serious timepiece. Real gentlemen, who carried pocket watches, were actually quoted as saying they would "sooner wear a skirt as wear a wristwatch"

This all changed in World War I when soldiers on the battlefield found using a pocket watch to be impractical, so they attached the pocket watch to their wrist by a cupped leather strap. It is also believed that Girard-Perregaux equipped the German Imperial Navy in a similar fashion as early as the 1880s, which were used while synchronizing naval attacks and firing artillery.

MODEL # : Unknown (swear to god I dont remember.)
OWNER : A rockstar in his own terms.. He is LEGEN wait for it.. DARY..!!!! :) :)

The fortune teller.

Fortune telling in India can be seen in various forms.
based on sun/moon signs, Palm reading, parrot astrology and the latest involving computers as well.
Shreya believes that Fortune telling for those who believe in it well and good but hard work is what she believes.

For a guy like me who reads all the 12 horoscope's daily prediction to make sure my the day on the overall goes good *pun intended*

 I feel, fortune smiles..when the fortune teller smiles :)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Sleeping beauty

Sleeping Beauty (French: La Belle au bois dormant, "The Beauty sleeping in the wood") by Charles Perrault or Little Briar Rose (German: Dornröschen) by the Brothers Grimm is a classic fairytale involving a beautiful princess called Aurora, enchantment, and a handsome prince. It is the first in the set published in 1697 by Charles Perrault.

A woman is said to look most beautiful when she is asleep...!!!
Some believe its because she dreams about the man she loves.. While Other believe that how she connects with herself  and the rest think that its because she is finally at peace..!!
What I believe is that every woman is beautiful. She knows it but she wants to be convinced of this fact. She wants to feel beautiful rather just said told she is. And every time she sleeps, she realizes a small part of her beauty and that does the magic  :)

Flowers and its langauge

The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. This language was most commonly communicated through Tussie-Mussies, an art which has a following today

A few clicks from the florist at Bangalore, near Forum.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Mac Donald's...!!

MacDonald at Bangalore...!!!
Its one place that can guarantee you a HAPPY meal. :)
I am loving it..!!!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

The book seller of Shivajinagar..!!!

The Man with a smile.. We spoke for almost half hour with him explaining how he gets his books and readers.
 If you are visiting Shivajinagar in bangalore.. He is there.. close to the church :)

The Closer look..!!!


George Safford Parker, the founder, had previously been a sales agent for the John Holland Gold Pen Company. He received his first fountain pen related patent in 1889.

Parker pens were frequently selected (often as favorite pens of the signers) to sign important documents such as the World War II armistices, and commemorative editions were sometimes offered.

This one is the one that my dad gifted me on clearing my 10th board exams with Distinction..!! A proud moment I re-live everyday when I hold it.