Happy Diwali!

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HAPPY DIWALI!

November 4, 2010 § 7 Comments

As a drizzle wets the streets,
Fire crackers burst into obscurity-
Dispelling ancient jinn and curses,
The sky shines with a rainbow of wishes.

Innocent smiles and iridescent skies,
The echoing laughter and fountains of joy-
Spilling over the hard tar,
Defying fear, anger and heavy hearts.

Why cry about flintstone fires,
When branded chimneys don’t care.
Street dogs scamper and the voices cheer-
As a smog settles, mythical heroes return.

Symphony of noises, protrude into the night,
Myriad colours fill the sky, till the first light.
From across the ocean, he shall arrive,
The prince who shall return to his right.

Everywhere around light and joy!
Together everyone rejoice!
The festival of light and hope,
Watch the rockets elope from the hold!

Happy Diwali!

The Light Shines The Brightest

I am no photographer…

July 27, 2010 § 11 Comments

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Smoke on the water

June 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

This year Kodai was at its Misty best 🙂 It is a wonderful feeling to watch the mist descend and rush about 🙂

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Smoke on the water

June 17, 2010 § 2 Comments

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This year Kodai was at its Misty best 🙂 It is a wonderful feeling to watch the mist descend and rush about 🙂

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A couple of skylight photos

June 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Well am back from Kodai. And it’s been a while since I shared some photos on my blog. So here goes 🙂

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A couple of skylight photos

June 7, 2010 § 3 Comments

Well am back from Kodai. And it’s been a while since I shared some photos on my blog. So here goes 🙂

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I love skylight photos. One thing about travelling is that you actually get to see the horizon. If the photos seem slightly blurred, it is because I clicked them on the move 🙂

A new beginning

May 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

And this transition, metamorphose  is not self-made. There are many to whom I am thankful to- My parents, grand parents, my sister, friends(especially those who are patient enough to listen to me and point out things) and blogging friends. There are some people who are more than a friend.

And when I think back, a few people who are here(in the blogging world), who have inspired me and helped me  are NitaKeshiPaul,  SakhiReemaAartiMahakShaktiGB, IndyeahShivaDIand  Priya,  among others. I want to thank you all. I learnt things through your blogs and the conversations we have had.

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THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA by AMISH(book review)

May 26, 2010 § 1 Comment

THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA

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WHEN EVIL REACHES EPIC PROPORTIONS, WHEN ALL SEEMS LOST, WHEN IT APPEARS THAT YOUR ENEMIES HAVE TRIUMPHED,  A HERO WILL EMERGE.

I picked up this book more out of curiosity than anything else.  For one Landmark had it at every nook and turn and for another, the price was within my budget. And I wasn’t disappointed…..

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THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA by AMISH(book review)

May 26, 2010 § 25 Comments

THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA

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WHEN EVIL REACHES EPIC PROPORTIONS, WHEN ALL SEEMS LOST, WHEN IT APPEARS THAT YOUR ENEMIES HAVE TRIUMPHED,  A HERO WILL EMERGE.

I picked up this book more out of curiosity than anything else.  For one Landmark had it at every nook and turn and for another, the price was within my budget. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Being a person who loves history and mythology, I expected a lot of serious revelations with the inevitable dark music( maybe even Thandavam accompanying it?) and an air of mystery. But while there are a lot of revelations, the book is written in a simple and elegant style. And I say this about the book because I don’t remember reading it- I felt the book.

The book is about Shiva, The Neelakanta. It is about the Suryavanshis and the Chandravanshis. It is about ancient India. It is history. It is Mythology. Things which most of us have grown up with. And a book, with all of it, delightful! It takes one heck of a story teller, to mix it all up, without being a bore.

Shiva, is supposed to be the saviour(as per a legend),  he is a Rudra. It is his duty, to destroy “evil”. A bit of love, a bit of science, a bit of this and that, the book  is beautifully woven. As I usually do, I am not going to give out anything from the story(if the story can be said in 10 lines, then why should the author take the effort?) , but I can tell you, that this a worthy pick.

And I learnt a lot through this book as well. I realized a few obvious things. I recognized a few old things, which had faded away. It has also inspired me in a certain way.

Hope the books which are to follow are as good or better than this 🙂 Especially am curious to see how the author defines “evil”(this book ends with that question).

Rating:- 10/10 ( you probably guessed this by now 🙂 )

P.S:- Follow the author on twitter – @amisht

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