December 15th, 2010


Little details....

Most traditional village houses have niches on both sides of the front door, where lamps may be set in the evening. Sometimes,



are also kept in them, so that people who are going out can decorate their foreheads as they leave.

These little niches are usually rather oil- and grime-filled.... but here's one that I snapped on our journey from Chennai to Bangalore, as we stopped for chai:


It was a very, very small house, but it had this artistic touch, in the most unlikely gave me a lot of joy to click that! Will those parrots ever get to eat the fruit that they are eyeing?

Friends, and the unexpected things they bring into your life....

I never, ever, play video games, so I have zilch knowledge about them. But recently, Chandan posted (on Google Buzz) about loving this piece of music which is the theme of a video game called Civilization:

and then, he found that it's been nominated for two Grammy awards!

I also rarely see the sequels to movies, and though I saw the Lion King, I didn't get around to watching Lion King II:

here's another version of the song, with subtitles....the words must surely be very familiar to most of us:

Here's the wiki about

Christopher Tin, the composer .

The Lord's Prayer in Swahili! If not for this friend of mine, how would I ever have come across this? What lovely, inspiring music it is!

Thank you, Chandan. I'm grateful I have friends like you.