Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rejoice

Rejoice.....

...in the accomplishments of the past year, no matter how small they were.
...in the plans for the year to come..no matter how big and impossible they are!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If I can...

If I can...

..spread the smile and make at-least one person a day smile, I think my day has been fruitful.

I think this has to be one of the most important things that I have learned this year and I try to stick by it.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sleep...

Sleep

...in heavenly peace.

After a hectic day of work,
after a tiresome semester,
after driving for days,
hiking across parks and trails,
clicking for minutes and hours,
cooking days and nights.

All the above activities....
is keeping me busy.

and I just feel like sleeping.
I guess some rest is good,
before I start the last semester here.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Yeses and Nos

Roses and Thorns

The year has been good. The year has been bad.
There has been roses and the thorns.
The smiles and the cries.
Academically loaded, dis-loaded in a few other things.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Progression

Progression

Thanks to the one who invented the wheel! :) You Rock and Roll!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The taste

Chai ki Chuski...

...of somethings are such that they cannot be replicated anywhere.
The road chai is one such thing.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Waiting

The Wait

...for so many things.

PATIENCE is the key I guess.

Monday, December 22, 2008

What is education?

Education...

Education should go beyond the normal books knowledge and also impart life skills.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A priest...

A priest..

..only says that the lord exists..
Its the soul that needs to discover it finally.

Friday, December 19, 2008

To Indian Cricket...

For the Love of..

I know there are hard times..
I know there are failures..
I know that the audience is caught up with the Twenty Twenty Buzz...
I know that Mahendra Singh Dhoni rocks (both cause he was from my school and is a great leader)
I know that Sachin was a God, Is a God and will be a God forever..
I know that the rest of the world is looking up to us now...

I know that I will be there .. through joy and sorrow...
I know I will still stay up late in nights to watch you perform, even if you suck at it and lose the match.
I know I will clap and clap and shout, sitting in any corner of the world, in the hope that my words will reach your ears.

And I know I will shed a tear of joy, every time you win, like I did when you won at Chennai.

- a true fan.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

With Age

With Age...

...comes a vision that is often reflected in the textures of the skin.

Here's to the old age!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Journey

Journey

...should never stop.
Even if it means walking when there is no vehicle to carry one around..
Even if the destination is too far and out of sight.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Contrasting Thoughts

Contrasting Thoughts

How do you remove the fear of education within children of Rural India?
How do you make every kid smile and go to school with the same zeal?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

School Chale hum



:) I love to watch kids go to school.
Makes me happy!

Friday, December 12, 2008

A new Day...



...and the sun rose again.
Was a new day again.

And it was blessed!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Academic Load!!!



If I had studied as much as I did today, I would have definitely got a PhD by now!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Can't wait to get back ...

To School

...to the schools to interact more with these kids..
Unfortunately I still have a few more months to go before that happens!

Till then I find solace in the fact that people in the class were pleased with my presentation on the project.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Shades of color...



These days.. I see the shades of color within the blankets of white and grey..
I pause..
I stare at them for a long time...
and then wait for spring.

And it's just the start of winter.
We had the first full fledged snowfall today, which in itself was a beautiful sight.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What is healing?



bruised egos...
a shattered nation...
my mom who underwent an operation recently....
the money plant in my living room which caught a frost bite...
economies of nations...

and many more.

Healing is a process.
A time consuming process.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I am reminded

Chapel

...that I should take pictures of my beautiful campus soon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The colors of nature


With the snow all around...

I miss the ...
Fire in the sky
The dramatic play of lights...

Does anyone know how to upload larger pictures using blogger without losing out on the quality? (and not via html on Flickr)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Miss Munnar

Munnar Tea

...I meant I miss Munnar.
From a friend's status message...

"Don't think 'anti-terror', think pro-peace if you really wanna bring a change..."

I think that makes so much sense.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fly back....

6

...i was wondering..
if at-least half the people settled abroad decided to go back to India...
and help in contribution towards the betterment of the society.
help with education
help with fighting terrorism....
and in removing poverty...

I am sure India will be a better place then.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Retro-Intro-spect

Retrospection

on the situations that are ..
on the things that can be done
for Mumbai...
for India...
for humanity.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The color red...

Carpet

...inspite of being beautiful, it is the color of blood.
I am sad, shocked and stunned at the blasts in Bombay today.
:(

Monday, November 24, 2008

A pose

In this classroom...

...for a photograph.
This is at a school in rural Bihar.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Plane

My Plane

...in my private lake.
..in front of my private park.

Dream on baby!
Dream on!

They are the stepping stones to reality!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

And they are all gone now..

Yellow

oh i miss these now..
They were already there on the ground ... and no more on the trees...
today the workers gathered all the leaves that were on the grounds also and took it away.
It felt like as if they were taking an essential part away.
Even though they were all dead leaves, I still felt some connection with it.

I stood there in the cold.. and just watched them being taken away.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I will miss this....

Branch Out

...this color in particular, when I am gone from this place.
The photographs and the memories will remain! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Coffee?

Coffee

...I am always surprised by the amount of coffee that the people in this country drink!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gone Fishing?

Fishing Anyone?

....today for the first time this winter season, the pond in front of my house froze.
I felt happy at the situation as it looked cool.
But suddenly the wind hit my face hard. I realized the harsh reality.
And then I felt sad.
Of the cold days.
The colder nights.
The coldest early mornings.
Today it was -8C when i went to catch the bus.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Driving in Paradise

Driveway through paradise....

This one is for the drive through the Hoosier National Forest, Indiana.
One of the best drives I have experienced in my life.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Change in Routine...

Bike ....

I hate it... but sometimes the routines change.
Got disrupted with some network issues ..
hence the missing posts from a few days...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

memories...

Single and Happy
..
days of the film.
memories of guwahati..

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Winter is here.....

Smile

Need to cover those ears all the times.

...the weather does make it depressing at times...
but I know that I need to smile always!

I know I can make it through.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Go with the flow...

Lines | Cubbon Park, Bangalore
.
..
...
at times it requires just that.
and not question much.

but the key is... to keep smiling all the time :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Watching people in public spaces

Love in Belmont

...one of my fav passtimes is watching people in public spaces.
They always tell a story!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

There is a kid...

There is a kid...

...inside each one of us.
Inspite of how old one grows, this kid does not grow.

It should not grow either.

It is that kid, who knows to be creative. Who thinks of the world as his canvas and paints all the possible colors with his imagination.
This kid who is exploratory and is not afraid to fail as he has not tasted success in all things he has tried.
The kid who does not care much about being told what to do, what not to do.
This kid who thinks the world is a playground and having fun is the sole purpose of life.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Classroom

Class room

Today someone in the class was complaining about the class not having sufficient power points, as she was unable to put the plug for her laptop to charge.
It reminded me of this picture of a classroom that I had taken sometime back.

Note, the children take their classes standing standing.
In the sun, out in the open.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Point of view

A marvel .. a trap...

Anything can be good or bad.
A marvel or a trap.
It depends on how you look at it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Love Fades....

Love Fades....

...over time.
In difficult situations.

One needs to stand together.
And let that grow and not fade.