April 30th, 2014


She turned five...

Yesterday, April 29th, was the day Eli/Biddli/Boodi Ma/Beedool turned five.

a bdi fry

She loves dressing up and is quite the girly girl. Her especial favourites are "sparkly shoes"...she seems to have got a new pair for this birthday!

Her paternal grandparents were there to wish her and cherish her...well, I can't complain, I'll be there, too, in the course of time!

Happy birthday, my dear angel fairy, may magic dust touch you all your life.

tErE mEre sapnE ab Ek rang hain

One of my favourite melodious songs, from the movie

<ahref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/guide_(film)"> Guide </a>

made based on

novel by R K Narayanan

This song seems a happy one.... but there's an underlying current of sadness in it...as "Rosie" is already moving on from the relationship that "Raju" has fought the world and given up a lot for. No matter that R K Narayanan hated this picturization of his novel. It is a haunting movie, with wonderful songs, showing the fleeting nature of love...especially in "forbidden" relationships.

Quick visit to Hulimangala, 300414

On the spur of the moment, my friend Rosita Sequiera came by with her son Mark and picked me up, and off we went; I wanted to show her the magnificient trees of Hulimangala.


She'd brought some nice tea in that flask!

We started the evening with a beautiful


soaring above:


Collapse )

You can see how beautiful is the camouflage of the


with its body against the leaves, and its beak against the figs:


These two majestic Ficus trees are my landmark to turn off on the road to Hulimangala:


We sighted the Mottled Wood Owl, too, being chased around by the Mynas, then the Parakeets, and then the Kites!

The bird list:

Bee-eater, Small Green
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Bulbul, White-browed
Bushchat, Pied
Cormorant, Little
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Eagle, Short-toed Snake
Egret, Intermediate
Egret, Little
Heron, Indian Pond
Kite, Black
Kite, Brahminy
Koel, Asian
Lapwing, Red-wattled
Myna, Common
Myna, Jungle
Owl, Mottled Wood
Stork, Painted
Swallow, Red-rumped
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Prinia, Ashy
Robin, Indian
Warbler, Un id
Woodswallow, Ashy

You can see the other photos on my FB album if you click