Sunday, July 31, 2005

"Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath."


Today...am going to share a strange story..though its not that I have not heard or seen in movies...but those are for huge family properties & those kinds of disputes.

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.

This one is about a small family where besides parents they have two intelligent kids..elder a son & younger a daughter..!!!
Parents never planned for anything for themselves but educated there kids as much the kids can ...and the kids also studied well and got into good positions..son went to US ...the gal got married to a guy against her family but she loved her family and always thought the best for them..she thought her brother is the best and as they say she used to respect him and worship him...

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet

..though the brother's wife's entry...seperates him from the parents and forget about sister..she has no place since she got married against everyone's will..:)
This Gal never expected anything from anyone not even her husband...self made gal she was!!!

Recently, she came to know through her parents how her brother wants the whole money & property whatever the parents have in there name...:D and not to share with sis...am sure the sis never expected a penny from him as he is known miser..& greedy for money...

"Greediness often defeats its own ends, by making us scratch for every trifle when we should dig for gold alone."


but after so many years when the sis came to know that her so called ..whom she worshipped..had already declared to the family that 'she' will not get anything from this family now on..as everything belongs to him :) ...sister couldn't believe this...as she thought her relationship with anyone was beyond such expectations...at least she thought after her parents era...still she will have her brother to be called as her blood & her family person...!!!!

Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood...

but

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure

I think...its better not to have any such siblings...rather having and making them suffer more...!!!

When I see this Tsunami, the present situation in Mumbai...do we have anything other than humanity which exists even at the last minute..???? There were people who were given shelter by there neighbours since there own homes were in flood and distroyed...!!! & look at this brothers attitude towards his own sister..with whom he spent whole childhood ....!!!!

Alas!!! all I want to convey that brother is...don't think whatever you are earning by hook or crook ..you will be able to enjoy...!!! As when calamity comes it never gives you any warnings or signals..it happens..so dear brother message to you is..Don't forget your past..love at least your own blood...rest is all...'shunya' (zero)!!!!

It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor

I feel sorry for such people..like the sister..keeping blind faith in her own people...but believe me..her nature is such that around the world...she has friends who are always willing to help no matter what respect it has to be in ...:)
...for those who has no one..still God is there for them :)...an old saying in Hindi & Urdu!!! So true!!!....when any problem or need comes whom do we see around its the neighbours...:) who has no expectations but sincerity in whatever they are doing :)

I think she has earned more than that brother who is always buying property & investing money and still cribs.."I have no money" hahaha... I pity such people..!!!

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving
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Friday, July 29, 2005

To fail to love is not to exist at all.....:)


The weather is clear today...I dont see any black thick clouds around...which gives me a relief in my mind for the first time that..its not going to rain today ..!!!

Yes..its me who loves rain so madly...but I have seen how anything that gets beyond the limit creates chaos ..whether its medicines, exercise, food, rain, snow or even the summer heat!!!! Its a way of nature to distribute everything evenly and to differentiate the oddness in all!!!!

"Whatever limits us, we call Fate" ....."Know your limits, but never accept them."

I could see the sunlight...like a ray of hope..birds chirping all around the place...I often wonder...how come I don't hear much of this near my house in Toronto..& my heart gives ample of reasons to justify..:) ...but today is special..:) as the bird who always wakes me up in the morning with its sweet song...just on the window pane...as if telling me.."waky waky.."

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song"

... and this bird has so many times made me run with my cam after her...& she always..gives me that pose where she is ready for the shot..n the moment I come with my cam & sets it up...she just fly away...as if showing me her thumb ;)!!!!

Somehow..she always challenged me...a zeal to shoot her with my cam ..to keep her as my sweetest memory ever..:), & ever since then...she is my goal, my target...my objective...my dream & my best buddy :), with whom I have made a relationship...!!!

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature

Seems like I often wait for her wake-up call...and very sincerely this bird which is called as 'Bulbul' in local language..gives her attendance just to fulfill her duty & nothing more than that..:)

Today ..as usual she came by...but seemed like we both missed eachother all these days..since the rain was so heavy..we neither had the opportunity of meeting eachother or even troubling eachother..:)..she stayed back a bit ...around the window..trees...on the fence of the neighbour..I tried shooting her in all places..but this was the best I could say from all...:) ...but am not satisfied with this...as she is still on my target list..lol...I want to capture her with all her colors ...the 'red' color of this bulbul..mixed with brown & grey , the slight white on her back and the head jet black ..wow...how I wish I could write a poetry on the beauty of this 'Bulbul' but then...I know I won't do justice ...hence sometimes unspoken words..express a lot!!!

I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes

I have made a relation with this bird...a close one..as I feel sad of even thinking that after a while when I return to my destination back...I have to part with her...!!!

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread

Why every relation has to part at different intervals of life?????
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Thursday, July 28, 2005

"They cannot take away our self-respect if we don't give it to them."


Today...it was raining as usual non-stop...but not as bad as it might be in Mumbai!!

However, I thought of flipping TV channels...may it was the timing that I was not able to find anything better..or I must say of my interest..:) !!
And there is one channel where the Cable Operator...plays the movie & everyone can view it..and this was a moive..which I never even heard of it.."Shabnam Mausi" !!!

When I saw Ashutosh Rana (Indian movie actor) as a 'Hijada' (a human who is neither Man or Woman..biologically..)...I have seen other actors acting this character like Paresh Rawal etc..but not Ashutosh Rana and hence my curiosity grew and I decided to watch this movie.

I really liked the concept that this movie was trying to bring in...its a movie where it shows how these people are discarded part of the society. They are not respected and hence they are not allowed to live a life like other normal human is allowed to. One after the other sufferings n humiliations & how some of there community people fall prey for financial aspects..as basic survival is difficult.

"Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens."

And..as the one of the 'Hijada' in the movie says that...when you become the need of the society only then they will respect you until then we will be always treated as a discarded community...I found that in todays world for everyone ..:) dont you think so??

You get respect and love if someone has some motives to fulfill & you are the stepping stone then for sure...you are simply great for that moment & something similar happened in this ...however..the 'Shabnam-Hijada' was strong and loyal in her principles and she stands for election and she wins it :) !! Seems like a dream in India ...I thought..but the dialouges were such that it takes you to the roots of human survival & the ethics of basic living beings..!!!

But ...all I felt is if in North America & some of other countries...gay & lesbians are accepted and there marriages are leagally allowed then why not this community has a right to live like anyother human being? We help and support the handicaps then why not 'Hijada's'????

A feeling ...of injustice, uneducated, humiliation, disrespectfulness & a crime towards humans being done in the 25th century and still we call ourselves 'Educated People'!!!

"The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don't listen to it, you will never know what justice is."

Actually...we are following our those people who use people for there selfish motives....insane & inhuman!!!!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."


Its raining all over the place..in India..at least thats what is happening in Pune & Mumbai :) ...as rain is my weakness...I planned an opportunity for myself to go out ;) ....went to the city...& didnt take anyone along who will scold ...if I get wet in the rain ..;) yes...!!...It was fun ...for me but I could see how this rain makes others sad & bored!!!!

I saw few kids who gathered at one of the friend's place & were trying to keep themselves busy with the toys...I really felt that...these weather conditions..when get severe..can damage the fun :( !!

"Children are born optimists and we slowly educate them out of their heresy"

There is a huge park with swing & slides but no use..kids cannot go out to play as its raining...one cant go out & play like me ..lol coz the kids can get sick ...& then we all know how it clings to one or the other diseases!!!!

I felt that..I should also join... by playing with them...& I realize kids are much intelligent than what I was at 6 ;) ...I can see the child in me has no fear and is full of fun....kids started calling me 'di-di' (with respect to elder sister)...& eventually....they came on calling my name hahaha...I can see there was no barrier ...no differences between them n myself...:D

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

Times are changing & so are they :)

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

"Nothing that actually occurs is of the smallest importance"


Yesterday.. I went to the city and had really lot of fun having some of the corn puffs & veg. pattice etc...! I liked it as ...after the shopping I was literally...looking for something to drink...and the best I liked was...the moment you come down from the Elivator to the ground floor ..there is this small coffee stall...where you can get coffee, juice ..& 'kokam' Juice besides the snacks..& yes pizza too !
Pizza is something we have when there is no hope of getting good food :)...I remember..during winter time when its heavy snow and you dont feel like cooking and there is no left overs also..that time we remember the Pizza 'Take-Out' order!!! ..:D

'Its not hard to make decisions, when you know what your values are' :)

Anyway, as they say you only value when in need :)!!!

About the sales guy in the 'Vama' shopping center...initially when I was asking him about the tops n trousers/jeans...it was the usual experience for me..here as..'if you want - take it or else you can go' & I have often...said to them ...I don't think you need any customers...& I pity the owner!!! The guy started showing me some turtle necks..gosh!!! its so hot here and I dont think there would be any winter season where one needs to wear turtle necks...:D...I was zapped and said..."pleaszzzze this I have already...I want something for the weather here..since its so hot.".& probably thats when he realized ...that he should pay more attention to the customers requirement...!!!

His service was excellent after that..& he showed me so many different types of clothes and also suggested for some of the better suits & casual wears...I just looked at him and smiled..said."I appreciate!!!!"

Later, I came to know that the way I was shopping no one here would do so...as my bill was too high for here :p !!! So that means ...you only value the money !!!!

"Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it"

I felt..this is discrimination again...!!! A lady came there to ask for some office wear stuff and he was least interested & just went on as if he has some other important work to do..!!! Why such discrimination when our own Bapuji had said...'A Customer is like a God'!!!??!!!

Well...I felt like doing justice to this family hence I clicked this mother crow while she was feeding her kids :)..in Canada I have seen the crow in the zoo ..lol !!!! I guess I can sell this pic there ;)

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Friday, July 22, 2005

The early bird gets the worm....;)


When I see this picture...truly speaking guys..its like a big achievement...as this bird has given me such a trouble that it often made me to run from top roof to the bottom and all the time it makes the noise and runs off as soon am ready about to 'click' how cruel is that on poor me..:(
"Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity"

Today, I had a very good opportunity as I had a very keen eye on this one ;)....I realized that this bird has a nest...:) its a streetlight ..behind which there is a small pipe..and each time I see this bird..brings worms (food) in her mouth and then sits on this cable wire...looks around to see if anyone out there..and quickly she goes to this pipe and again..a final glance to its surroundings...and then goes in to feed!!!

"God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest"

After a while in the similar suspense movie style..it comes out ...flies and sits on this wire again...as if nothing happened..and pushes off to get another one...

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow"

this was the routine when I caught her in my cam :D....gosh when I got her in cam...I said...loudly....'gotcha' & some kids around were looking at me as if I shot it hehehe...actually I did...as its not live with me :(

But I loved the routine & the struggle that our parents do for us...same way this bird...why do we call them animals...and differentiate...???
The hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the World!

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Where flowers bloom so does hope.....


Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
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This flower blooms for some moments only...but imagine how much happiness and fragrance it spreads...to all!!!! A lesson we can learn from nature itself :) Posted by Picasa

This clearly shows how the leaf is carrying this life..:)

A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile,
available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar.
Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility,
vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy,
and passionate bloom of youth.
We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages,
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Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. ......


Tonight...its was the D-day :D....at the right time..right moment...I was rushing with the camera...what a fragrance this flower has...it spreads in the neighbourhood...I clicked in all possible ways....and hence the bloomed flower...just standing on the tip of a single leaf...what a miracle of God's creation...imagine....I could just feel...like how a women conceives and then after 9 months...such a beautiful...life is born :)...& the curiosity...of the arrival..was the same as for this flower too :)
We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth
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There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud


After a week ago,...I was chasing a bird...and got caught of this bud...which seemed like the about to deliver.... ( as if this leaf...has conceived...)..a flower!!!!!...my curiosity...took me to the level where ...I came to know that this flower..is called in India locals as "Brahma Kamal"...and the speciality of this flower is that it blooms at night around 12 and then...next morning it becomes gloomy...!!! So its like a matter of a moment's show-time :) Posted by Picasa

"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."


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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

He who sees the calamity of other people finds his own calamity light"


I saw this lying down in a corner..something which is supposed to be dumped but still staying in..:) ! The moment I saw this ..it reminded me of 'Tsunami'....wasn't it something like this..the aftermaths...!!!

When tusnami hit ..I was in Canada..all I could hear or read was through news..and the stories..!!! Lot of people contributed and so did I ..but to my surprise when I came here ..something that I figured out was that in most of these areas...people stopped eating fish..the fishery business went down..as people..saw live telecast ...of the dead bodies which were half eaten by fish and it gives that weird feeling when they see any fish...!!!!

Something no one would have thought...at least I never thought of this!!!!

People suffer in so many ways..sometimes its the shock,...nightmere..nausea about things..!!!

"There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster"

I don't know but today I felt I should mourn for those people..and hence this is my condolences to all !!!

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Have comfort in the knowledge
that sunshine will return to the lives of
those who grieve
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Symmetry is what we see at a glance...!!


Today am coming after two days gap ..:) yes and that is coz the landline had some problem and hence couldnt check in through dial-up...(goshhhh I miss my net connection...)!!! Around afternoon time..I felt like to call up the telephone services and ask about the fact..and thus I did call...the other end voice of a guy was so innocent that I couldnt yell at him the way an irritated customer should do..:p he said politely ma'am I Will pass the message to the lineman (who is supposed to be the fixer here )..and in the evening I checked still there was no dial-tone and hence I called up the guy and started...yelling with giving specifications and how the customer (thats me ;)...) feels at the other end...and the poor guy...I just felt bad for him...but at the end I told him..how he should not be only bothered about finishing his job But to make sure the task that he has handed over to his next colleague is getting its end result :D...the guy seemed like getting a new lesson..very happily he agreed hehe am sure he is new..or else..he would have given me good peace of mind ...lol!!!

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us

I look at this pic...and I could see the diamonds...what about you ?? ;)

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing."


All these days I was talking about my friend, collegemate and over n above international musician Milind Date...today we planned to meet ..as I had already missed an opportunity of attending one of his concerts in Pune :(
Any how ...am pretty sure this is not his last..but there is more to come and I will be attending his live concert..:)

It was a short visit to his house but I enjoyed his n his better half's company! We met at Hotel Vaishali...:) any Puneite should know what is vaishali and where is it..and to a Fergusonian...its the home :D !!!
I went to this place and gosh even the waiters remember us :)..I remember I used to rush there only if I was hungry and the mess has no good options for us ;)..and the waiter Vasu...with a chinky eyes when he smiles..though he is a Udupi guy :D.....used to always tease me as I was a bit shy & reserved...so the moment I used to finish the famous 'Masala Dosa' (Indian Crepe stuffed with potatoes)...he used to ask me 'madam, should I bring ice cream..& I used to say no..and then he used to go on with the menu items...gosh...how shy I was :D and another guy...he was known among us and infact even his family might be calling him by that name..'Lingu'...a very nice sober ..calm person but these guys always had that warmth ..the hospitality...!

"Hospitality: a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet."

I remember at times the college students who used to live in hostels..waiting for there pocket money...these waiters used to bring things for them and used to say...pay later...and I always felt the caring such that of parents..otherwise who..does like this..though they are only waiters and not the owners..:)

"A genial hearth, a hospitable board, and a refined rusticity." - William Wordsworth :D

But Vaishali Restaurant is a part of every Fergusonian...!!! :D For a moment I felt am in my college..:)...I guess we were lost in our talks and few people could make out that we were two crazy sitting there & chatting drinking coffee one after the other..so that we could keep the seats occupied..:)!!!

"Use your precious moments to live life fully every single second of every single day."

Later I went to his home...met his wife...whom we used to see her in the college campus..and till date I felt the same..:) ..and I wish the best for them :)!!!

I didn't know how we started our discussions from art, music, politics..:)...North America...the English...hehe, career, exams, ferguson days...friends..classmates...and the list goes on...yes ..there were moments when we were complimenting each other for being where we want to be :)...I think that is the most important and happiest part of living...You do what you want to and not what others want you to :)....!

"Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives."

The time just went on....and suddenly I felt its time to say 'bye'...then guess what...it started to rain with drop by drop...oh...I love this rain :)

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness


Art is a lie that makes us realize truth
Today I went for the handicraft's exhibition..and believe me it was...like visiting each province...as each provinces speciality was on display..:) I brought some pearl jewellery specially from Hyderabad :) ...! When I looked at the crafts and man made items..I was thinking how talented 'humans' are...:) its really worth to look at it and cherish ....while I was going around...I saw these bells..kind of.. different..& unique...and I couldn't buy thinking how am I going to carry all this back ..to Canada...and hence my little heart prompted me to click it and save it with myself forever :D!!! The men are at work...as the orders were getting sold ...the men were preparing at the back...I was amazed ...:)
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced
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Friday, July 15, 2005

Every dew-drop and rain-drop had a whole heaven within it


The dew-bead
Gem of earth and sky begotten

A smile is a curve line which makes everything straight...true! But if it...is a real smile only then the true effect takes place and hence the magic of it!!!

If someone is happy..the person doesn't even have to even tell anyone...his/her face expresses all the feelings..J that's why I love to observe people and read them..:)

Today while I was looking for some topic for my photography and I saw this plant... seemed like had a crystal at the center..and I tried to reach the center but was difficult..somehow I took a stick to poke and find out if..it's a crystal or a bud...curiosity that killed the rat...lol..well....to my surprise it was the dew :D

I have very sensitive feelings towards.. dew.. it's a beauty of mother nature...and I don't believe that its the tears of the sky or so..!
stars of morning, dew-drops which the sun Impearls on every leaf and every flower

For a moment I felt that drop of dew is so safe and secured in the arms of the leaves....well protected yet the beauty we all can witness :)

I really believe ..beauty is something to be seen and not to be touched and destroyed but to be felt in the heart :)
"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."
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Thursday, July 14, 2005

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts


Blue...its my favourite color...even though people ...talk about Monday Blues...(some what depicting low and sad ..kinda mood). This color attracted me so much..that I couldn't stop to click..:) and when I downloaded it...I saw the small black insect in it ..wow..I think that adds up the beauty...my thought went on why the insect had to be black..n no other color.....and then I said to myself...It takes both the sun and the rain to make a beautiful rainbow ....
and so true..the blue flower with the thick lines ..a cream inside and to top up with cherry :D a black insect...!! After such a peaceful soothing...experience I had a terrific volley ball match :D...it was real fun...I loved it...smashing!!! I was so known for my smashes. & headings...:) Sports is something that I will love till death ....!!
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
I really love each day and each moment of my life ...:) "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

"It was the love of love,
the love that swallows up all else,
a grateful love,
a love of nature, of people, of animals,
a love engendering gentleness and goodness
that moved me and that I saw in you."
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher


This morning...was a new beginning :)...I was all set for a good and healthy start of my day :) ....I went for a long drive...Gosh!!! I have to say...its scarrrrrrrry.........I was thinking what possible remedies could be there so that...one can make the traffic system like in Canada ;) but guess what..my inner voice were like those two who are debating with eachother...with the pros n cons :D ..when one looks for remedies..the other says of population...then suddenly I saw ..a huge bus, truck and scooters...and cars and cycles...n all possible vehicle ..in the midst of this...pedestrians crossing the roads...my lord how people are not worried for their lives...!!!! I really felt that Pedestrians should be given there right of way first....!!! I can just keep on writing on this Pune Traffic...a chilled air flows through in my heart..! Like Madame Curie said.."Nothing in life is to be feared, only understood".
But then I relaxed my mind by doing some photography...! I caught this couple in pink ;) and grabbed my camera..! When I looked at it..I really felt these are like couples living on that branch where they have green leaves which provides food and the thorns...too showing the reality of life..! Like the two sides of a coin. What a big lesson we all can learn just from our own surroundings...nature..and still we humans - the most intelligent animal on the planet..try to run away from problems and the facts. "Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still".
Wow..that quotes for both todays traffic and reality of life ;).

Well...these flowers also remind me of my Botony practicals..where I used to spend hours peeling the flower and trying to find a stigma & ovary :) how things have a different look as we grow ..! This picture teaches me a lot of reality in life and I find so much of peace in mind :)...that no one is different....its the individual ..how they react to that situation. I am content!!!!
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it :-)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

"The world only goes round by misunderstanding"


Today....am like this picture...which means...some what green but most of it dry :( and sad!!! Many times our modes (ph & chat) of conversation..takes us into such a mode where we dont know what the other end is doing and hence many times a well joke is not entertained long or is always misunderstood :(. I also had the same experience...am hardly serious..but then seems like my acting many times tend to feel as if its all Serious :'(( ...

"No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others"...and the conversation took at such a peak ..where it was useless even to mention that it was a joke :( !! Why it happens ? It never happens with others...then why only here?? Makes me scarred and I often keep thinking...what IF....gosh...what a ghazal to play at this moment ...'fasla to hai magar koi fasla nahi, mujh se tum juda sahi ..dil se to juda nahi' !!! (There is distance but still there isn't, we are far but not far from the heart..somewhere in those lines)....
I read this ..& it made me laugh ...lol..."Ever since Eve gave Adam the apple, there has been a misunderstanding between the sexes about gifts" may be am trying to relieve myself..as when a kid falls..even though he cries..he gets up himself...when there is no one to lift !
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding
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Sunday, July 10, 2005

"The bud may have a bitter taste, / But sweet will be the flower."


In school I was a great fan of William Wordsworth...he was a true nature's & romantic poet...! I remember as a kid I used to sit near the pond and stare at the water...the ripples it used to produce due to the small dried leaves falling in to it ...and many times the squirrel while eating the fruits n nuts..some of the crumbs used to fall in the pond water...I myself never knew in those times which part of the world I used to be...often...I was not there even though physically I was very much present...and believe me...we two gals ...sitting next to eachother...but with silence....no one talks except...the nature :)!!!!
one of my friend 'Maitry Suman' used to tease me by the name 'William Wordsworth' :D....today when I try to search through my camera's eyes...it reminds me of my childhood...where my mind always wandered whenever I was near nature...!!! Now a days am studying for my exams...while trying some of picture taking techniques ;) ! My mum loved this pic the most...so I thought why not share it here ...:D...today I went for a long walk...felt good...once again...my thoughts had opportunity to wander around....!!!!
"Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it"
I often find this...dunno how..ppl find out that am not from here ..:( I tried a lot to fool...today while I went for walking...I dressed up in Indian costume (Patiala Salwar & Kurta)...and guess what..:D I was presented with a flower...hehe...a kid came running to me and gave it to me...(my suspicious nature)...first I started looking around... thinking..this must be some guys...trick lol.. ;) but nope...very cutely he said...'ye aap ke liye...acchi lag rahi hein' (this is for u...u are looking good)..gosh! so cute he was...& before I could ask his name he ran off.......:D
'This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet'
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Saturday, July 09, 2005

A soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone


This flower is real and its Rose...a true Indian local one :) but has become so special with the camera ;) ...yes now a days am practising my thought & belief of beauty in each and every element that God has created :) When I looked at this rose ...its a simple one..sides burnt or eaten by insects...but the capture of each aspect of it ...has given a different look out all the way..:D guys..its not about my photography..its the camera ;) I think by now Canon should pay me for there free marketing ...lol !! Besides capturing beauty am going around the city...sometimes shopping..clothes..or sometimes trying to find the converters so that I can use the Canadian appliances here ;)...driving reminds me ...it was not scooty..its Kinetic Honda ...:D gosh...when I saw scooty...oh gosh i said nope!!!! My craze for bike has made people to encourage me to drive this Kinetic Honda hehe ...driving is not a problem but then..I dont want to spend my vacation in plasters oops!!!!!!
Besides that...am eating lot of sweets :) yes....and one must be so aware how indian sweets are...high in calories ...but am lucky that I put on cheeks hehe..hmmm yummy...these barfi's...there are so many varities in it ....I am amazed :)..so the sweetness in me comes from ...haha lol....!

Beauty is not in the face;beauty is a light in the heart
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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother


How many of you believe in astrology? & how many of your life revolve around it..???? Its so strange when I see and hear certain things...and more when I see people's faith in it. I also happened to be at one of such place and the guy said ...I have lot of struggle in life in career...:) & I think any ambitious person will have to struggle...as one will keep trying to reach high :D. I didn't felt anything...then he said...no peace of mind ...but then through out I will have enough money...house etc...c'mon...I think its all in one's belief...& what one's priority is...! As a child I always believed in 'Karma' (the deed) & rest falls in place accordingly.

'Do not worry about the future for it is not yet come. Live each day in the present and make it beautiful'. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined
The stars never lie, but the astrologs lie about the stars
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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Pune's Traffic is the topic today ;)


Today I went for shopping...:) again the 2-wheeler (scooty), guess what...I ws wearing helmet ...as here they have enforced law that for two wheeler commuters..both (driver & the back seat passenger) have to wear helmet or else................cops are waiting!!!!!!! ;)
I thought in City Pune 2 wheeler is the best to commute...looking at the heavy traffic..but seems am wrong .. lol!!! Today while sitting at the back seat..I was wondering...what If I was in the driver's seat..gosh....a cold feverish kinda breeze or what....all someone in my mind said...'my Insurance would have gone HIGH...or....my license would have got suspended indefinately....ofcourse many accidents to add to it..:) !!! The above pic is still a cleaner and neater view....this is a normal and soothing traffic :D. When I drive in Canada...I thought how safe we drive..by looking at the blind spot etc...But here..GOSH!!!!...its real multi-blind spot checking...today I was just wondering....raining heavy...ditches which are already covered..with water...then constructions...then...road blocks (uffff).....then truck checking in the middle of the road...GOD help us!!!....All I could feel that moment is "The only thing we have to fear is fear it'self - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance " Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 02, 2005

"Experience teaches us at the expense of our illusions"


Here it seems marriage season on full swing...even though its monsoon time :D...I always wondered how come...!!??!! but hey..should there be any time and moment to celebrate ..;)..I guess not!!!! :D and also a common thing when the Groom is going to marry the Bride ..he goes with the procession either sitting on the horse or in the car and ...the hillarious part is the crackers...boy...no wonder why its so polluted...one can breathe the gun powder in the air...gosh!!!! Another thing I noticed...now this is not about the marriage but the riding/driving part...gals they cover there head so well that only eyes can be seen (wow..can be fooled anyone)..recently law has been in place to wear helmets..! Seems that's a big relief!!!! ....Somehow...I couldn't cover myself so well as I would get suffocated...may be am so much in pollution that ...now one feels suffocated with fresh air hehehe...!!! Rains...have decided now to fall in instalments ;) as now one can see the sun and guess what..went for lunch outside...enjoyed...but the travel was in an auto...:D altogether in that autorickshaw ...including the driver were....8 ppl...that was another amazing experience ..I thought :) ...in all this I didn't forget wishing...'Happy Canada Day - July 1st' ;)

"To live you have to experiment, to have the ability to experiment you have to have confidence, to have confidence you have to be loved, to be loved you have to love"
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