flowers…whats the name again?

June 8, 2009 § 38 Comments

Ooty has a few of gardens and the Botanical Gardens is one . And though this time I was determined to try and learn the names of the flowers , I managed to forget that I was supposed to try and remember πŸ˜‰ So anyway lets see who can tell me the names πŸ˜‰ And if you think a photo hasn’t come out properly , then it is because I was “experimenting” πŸ˜‰ {actually I couldn’t see how the photos came about because my camera forgot its shade and got an memory card ache , thanks to the glare πŸ˜‰ }

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Once I had a dream that I was a bird

May 24, 2009 § 21 Comments

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Once I had a dream that I was a bird .

The world was below me and the world watched me . I was a crow , who flew over the high horizon of the city . Many saw me as a scavenger but within they all longed for what I could do , roam the skies . Yet there is this urge within which I want to fulfill , which humans have already part done – fly beyond this rushing ether. As I see the moon rise ,even as the sun goes down ( to visit my cousins across the enigmatic sky ) my heart beats with pangs of pain , the suffering caused by the urge , the need to touch the impalpable( that moon and those distant stars) , if only to know that the world is tangible.

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I see across the terraces , many with their aims set , they bicker with the certainity of security Β . And yet as time wans and nothing but the pale moon night throws shadows about , people become afraid and train their senses to the bright lights of their race’s creation . They never seem to think about the man who thought of those lights . The light shines the brightest , but the light is the substance , the sign but not the source itself . Even as it represents the origin , it is nothing but an extension. Maybe to us crows and birds the light is a sign of a Β reflex glory , felt every time it strikes our senses . It shows that one day the divinity within will purge us and start the movement towards the unseen worlds .

Maybe it already has in me . Never have we seen anything but the dawn , followed by the day , succeeded by a dusk and left incomplete by a pensive night , peaceful Β with a joyous melancholy . Maybe there is something greater in the universe , where in the trinities of belonging, i.e. instinct , person and thought are the mere stepping stones to Β enter into the castes in the skies . Or maybe there is nothing , but I need to see to believe . And sight can be the most prejudiced of all senses , yet at least it garuntees that there is something .

If only we can see beyond the zenith , if only our existence was enriched by thoughts beyond the stars which invite and inspire and reinvent the sense of belonging .

The sound of life woke me . Yet the world spoke to me . The vibrations of my thoughts left me to feel that I was in level with the stars and that which is not truly palpable is the one which is beyond. There is something beyond everything . The truth is the means to an end – yet what is the truth?

The great LOL challenge – update 3

May 19, 2009 § 12 Comments

Thank you for participating in the great LOL challenge πŸ˜€ Frankly I didn’t expect this kind of response but thanks to Indyeah (the smiley lady) the response has been something which has put a huge smile upon my face .Β I presonally have had a great time reading all the posts πŸ™‚ I can surely say it is has been a great success .Β 

Now the hardest part begins for us . We need to categorize and choose posts for the poll . So while we take the next couple of days(okay , I am a bad liar , lets say it might take anywhere close to 100-150 hours πŸ˜† ) to do all that , there will be a final category for nominations , THE JESTER OF BLOGOSPHERE . Β 

You can nominate the blog of your choice for this category in the comment section of this post (the comments in the other post is closed) . Oh! well lets make this interesting , the winning Β jester will have to do a special show ‘ post ‘ on the topic given by the voters (LOL πŸ˜› want to nominate yourself ? πŸ˜‰ .

So once again thank you all for participating ! πŸ˜€

The great LOL challenge – update 2

May 15, 2009 § 11 Comments

First of all thanks for the great response everyone! Second of all sorry for disappearing , went on an unplanned ‘holiday’ for the last couple of days(and needed that too! πŸ˜€ ) So now back with my batteries recharged (and ready to be humoured πŸ˜† ) .

So back to business , seeing the amount of entries we have decided now to extend the deadline to Monday (18th) 21:00 hrs ISD . So all those of you who have been busy/lasy to submit your entires , get going now πŸ˜€Β 

And since by tomorrow by this time our country will have a new P.M. , we are going to allow all those with political wit to have their say ( make sure it is good taste though ) . The only condition on this being , that no old posts are allowed for this ( as I am sure all of you will be writing about it anyway πŸ˜‰ Β ) .

For those of you who don’t know yet , submit your links here.

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The great LOL challenge

May 1, 2009 § 88 Comments

Well now that the smiley lady is back , we have decided to lauch the blog-o-sphere’s first LOL (laugh out loud) challenge Β πŸ™‚ .Β 

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So it is time for all you cartoonists , writers , video makers or well anyone Β , who has taken to blogging to come out with your best and for the next two weeks make everyone laugh their heads out . After the two weeks we will have a poll to decide who is the best jester around (if we get enough entries , we might even have category wise polling ) .Β 

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The rules:-

1) The jokes should be clean , i.e.Β No dirty jokes ,no Adult jokes .Β 
2) Try to make share/make jokes which won’t hurt anyone . Use your sense and judgement .
3) Give links to all copy righted materials you use .Β 
4)You can share anything you want , just that it should make people laugh . The more you make people laugh , remember more the chance you might get people’s vote .Β 
5) Originilaity is encouraged . So if you are good at telling jokes , record and post . If you are good at coming up with cartoons , share them!
6) remember to laugh along .Β 

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The time period:– Β Now( 14:15 GMT , May 1st) to May 15th(00:00 GMT).

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The phases:-

1) May 1st – 15th . Posting and leaving the link here.Β 

2) May 15th to May 22nd . Polling.

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So what you waiting for ? Come on let us laugh out our stress , worries and whatever stupid thing life throws at us . For the next two weeks , let blogosphere be a place of happiness πŸ™‚Β 

And for those of you who aren’t exactly jesters but want to take part , you can try to compose posts using videos / pictures etc which you can find . Remember the only criteria is you should make us laugh and ya rule #3 .Β 

Come laugh along!

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at the beach….

April 23, 2009 § 19 Comments

Well yesterday I went to the beach with a few of my friends…here are a few photos πŸ™‚

A ship

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Froth

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Holes in the sand , effect of the waves…

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Forth again…

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waves

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People

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Bye bye sun πŸ™‚

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I just love the beach..when you stand at the shore , you do wonder why people are the way they are …Just look at the waves , the keeping coming again and again…And of course the horizon..I call it the height of the sea…Alway wonder what lies on the other side…And funnily enough , we seem to be higher than the horizon πŸ™‚ Sometimes I just wish I can stay there forever…Life is beautiful…

flowers…

April 21, 2009 § 17 Comments

Since I got my new camera , I got back to my old love of taking photos of flowers….I like this cam better than my old one , Its focus is better and the macros too is better(of course it should be ,considering there is a gap of four years between them) . I like the 4th and 5th..guess next time I should experiment more with the ISO speeds πŸ™‚Β 

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City of blinding lights?

April 15, 2009 § 22 Comments

First of all thanks for voting for the blogging means freedom design πŸ™‚ The result – 35% of the people liked it . Now I got designing again and decided to do something for the city series . One thing which I learned while trying to do this design was , Β that I needed recogonize more things about the place I live in . I realized that Chennai has lots and lots of landmarks but what the city really is represented by is the beach .Β 

First I tried to make a sort of collage but then having never bothered to capture a fewΒ most of the landmarks , I realized that this wasn’t the way forward . So just played a bit with photoshop and came up this :-
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I decided to call this city of blinding lights …well I think I am improving πŸ˜› what do you think?

Ops and almost forgot if you like this , you can vote here –Β http://www.infectious.com/voting/laptop-skins/visheshunni/the-city-of-blinding-lights/1381

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Update:- The title is actually name of a song by U2 … see here

half past eight

April 13, 2009 § 12 Comments

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Sometimes you just smile,

And there nothing can hide .

Sometimes you just seeΒ 

And the sight sets you free .

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He lay on his bed wondering what is going on around him . Sometimes things just seem too good to be real . Having his phone buzzing , people wanting to talk to him made him feel happy . But some how , he couldn’t stop looking at where he was all those years back . Time is a funny thing . As you grow older , you keep changing . Things which mattered to you a while back don’t . You see your self in the mirror and try to think back ,what you felt when you saw into it a few months back . You smile at how you felt .

He smiled . But some how he couldn’t accept certain things . He wished this was not a dream . Funny how for a person who kept living in his dreams , he wished this was not a dream . What people never understand is that , what is just a remark by a stranger for someone might mean the world to others and that it can hurt . Yet if you ever spoke about how certain things affected you , people become sarcastic and pass more comments . But by now you have learnt so wouldn’t really care about any of it .

Pain seems a burden when it is physical but it is torture when it is mental . He smiled into the mirror again . Ha made a few funny faces at himself and laughed . He turned and jumped about as if he was a kid . That is what is fun , trying to connect to things by trying to feel the world within . The passion with which you try to understand things around you . The innocent tenacity . He started to sing . It didn’t matter to him , that he was a horrible singer , he just enjoyed doing it .

All though time might catch up soon , he knew he could always play with himself , the child within him .It doesn’t matter what walls are erected , it doesn’t matter what they are made up of . What does matter is the fact that you know you can bring them down when you want to ,not because you have to but because you want to…It was half past eight , he left for the party with a big smile.Β 

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701

April 9, 2009 § 17 Comments

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Yup this post is my 701st in the blogosphere πŸ™‚

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