March 1st, 2009


All the things that got broken this weekend can be repaired....

Yesterday I was on my way to the Heritage Walk when someone whom I had been trying to contact all morning, called on my mobile. I was awkwardly getting out of an my bag fell down...and my precious MLC (Canon S3)...isn't working any more. Off to Thomas of Cambridge Layout tomorrow...wish me luck folks, it's like my child is having surgery..I am SO attached to that camera!

mohanvee, I would like to see your photographs too...

Luckily, Divya had a new S5, and she just took out her SD card, I put in mine, and used it to take all the pictures...and Malleswaram was a treasure of heritage indeed! Thank you, Divya, that was indeed nice of you.

I just typed "sugery"and the ads next to my LJ window changed to all sorts of medical ads!

Something else nearly got broken for good; I was almost on the point of cutting off something, but I decided, it's worth the effort, swallowed my frustrations and feelings and am persevering...and I think it's going better now. I hope my efforts are not in vain!

Q. What did Dracula say about the beautiful lady?

A. I love her in vein.

I am in one of my silly moods, when I miss giggling uncontrollably and idiotically with that daughter of mine, over everything and nothing...

Wish me luck with my poor little MLC, and I hope I don't have to pay out a very large sum as a repair bill!

I had a wonderful weekend so easy trip to Bannerghatta with Vijay Hegde (for once, no one else was free...we just took a Number 365 from my front gate to Bannerghatta and came back the same way!). Here are the white lilies on the plake (between a pond and a lake) near the Bannerghatta Butterfly Park area....

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Doesn't give a great sense of serenity?


I put that in quotation marks because that's how my friend Chandrashekhar Bandi said it, when he sent me this image:


Chandu is one of the nicest people I know. He is perpetually volunteering his services for some cause or the other, and is an unfailingly cheerful and calm person (of course his wife and mother will disagree on that, I am sure!)

Here's what he has to say about the photograph:

"I feel Life is ajourney with mystery...the journey clear at times and at times clouded with fears. .insecurities.."

My thoughts on seeing this image:

Fade and recede, into the distance..
A few years hence
A random thought may find us
Recollecting, and remind us
Of where we have been,
Of what we have seen,
And whence
Come the tracks of thoughts like these....

And another friend's thought about it?

"How much we find comfort in associating life with man-made structures....the structures come from our interpretations ... and not the other way round"

The power of an image to provoke thoughts...!

Chandu uses an S3,just like me, but unlike me, he doesn't go about dropping it...

Thank you Chandubandi...that's a lovely, haunting image of travel, impermanence, and ghostly remembrance.....