January 6th, 2008

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Three lovely notices and a balanced outlook

At Hebbal Lake....




doing illegal activities...


Near it....


Ayurvedic Camp 060108 Hebbal Lake area


Near my home...


Jowar Meals Restaurant 060108


And I would bet that this guy rarely loses his cool...




a balanced outook on life 040108 road from BR Hills


Did a lovely birding trip to Hebbal Lake, which is a "first-timer" for me in birding parlance...

What better way to spend a winter morning than first sip hot tea in the cold misty dawn, and then have experienced birders teach you lots of things by the lake as the sun slowly warms you up?
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Two happy people

As we left Ranganathittu on our way home...


two goats, two palm trees, and a magical smile ranganathitttu 040108



She doesn't have an i-Pod, she doesn't own a Merc;
Her life, for the most part, is extremely hard work.
Two goats, two palm trees, toil all the while...
But how can someone be called poor with that simple, happy smile?


And here's a photo taken by amoghavarsha



birding and photography DM 040108


She doesn't have an i-Pod, she doesn't own a Merc;
She has never faced the other woman's kind of heavy work.
But she is aware of her good fortune, the freedom from strife,
She is happy that she can lead such a lovely life.
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The future....

I think that the future will be defined by some inventions or discoveries that we may have speculated about now or which are in their nascent stage at this point...but I also believe that there will be inventions and discoveries which are beyond the realm of our present imagination and which does not figure at all in our speculation. People will look back and wonder how humankind managed without X,Y, and Z.....and also think, they had a much better quality of life!

Ok, enuff philosophy...

Here's a painter of signs in Ramnagaram, a town we passed on the way to Mysore and BR Hills...



painter of signs chamarajnagar



And here's the greatly entertaining work of another such person...



vasanth hiar dreses


OOOH I love my sign collection!