Saturday, January 31, 2009

The joy on Indian Streets

One for you

...is so much .. that you just need to go there with a smiling face.
Will share the smile with you ..
And the people will make you feel like their own, offering you all they have...
And they will eagerly pose for you to take a picture of them.

I miss it.

Friday, January 30, 2009

What does it take ?

The Curves

To create something from scratch and make sure that it comes out perfectly.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just me

Time Passing

...at the center of my Universe.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Some faces...

There

Just don't go away from your memory.
You remember exactly the way you met them, the place it was,
the time of the day and the circumstances.

This was one of those faces.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ouch .. that hurts ...

Impact

Yes.. that precisely is.
My shoulder hurts.

:(

Monday, January 26, 2009

Live Life to the last drop

The last drop

:)
A must watch ...
"Chronicles of a Summer" (1961, Documentary)

Basic Premise of the movie:
Answer to this question: Are you happy?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Commitment

The couple | Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Through light and dark
Through thick and thin
Through day and night
Through dull and the bright.

We stay together.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Did i ever?

Just a Rose | Lalbagh Flower Show

Give a rose to someone?

I don't recall any!!

What a waste of life!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Those Days...

Touch the Horizon

I was remembering the days in India, traveling unplanned, on the fly decisions, to all corners of the country.

Some parts still remain...
Soon I will be there too!
(Hopefully)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Someone is always watching

Overlooking his creations

over his creations...
from somewhere high above...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Look at the irony

To work...

Education or labor?
Journey to school or to work?
Carry Books or Bricks?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The essence ....

Chai Ki Dukaan

...of drinking tea can be felt totally differently at a road side stall in some rural part of India.
And that taste cannot be replicated in any of the cafes.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Oh what would i do ..

I travel alone.....

without travel..

keeps me occupied..
i gather knowledge ..
i share knowledge..
meet new people..

stare at wonders..
get lost at times..
smile in amazement..

Thursday, January 15, 2009

If my ....

Midnight Mass @ St John's Church ~15

Photographs can make others smile...
I feel the picture was worth taking.

btw that's a friend of mine in the pic.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Reading ...

To Somewhere...

...is like traveling on an unending road...
Every tree is a book.
You pause...
You stay in its shades for a while..
Enjoy it..
and keep moving on!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Choices....

Go Goa!

Having many choices in life...
is it good or bad?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

For a change...

For a change ....

....here are a few things you might not know about me. If you do know them and want to know more, let me know.. i will send you a separate list :D

1) I will always let you decide what to eat at a restaurant... Bad at selecting stuff from the menus... I usually am fine with anything as long as it is edible.

2) I love to walk bare foot on the beach for a long walk and staring at the horizon (myself). The lesser people on a beach, the better.

3) I am not a branded clothes person :D ... I believe in sasta sundar tikaau (cheap, and live by it). My motto of shopping.. Anything cheap but should be decent quality :). I love Sales !

4) I love Window Shopping! Hence I am a good company when people go out for shopping! :)

5) I do not check my emails or attend office calls when at home in India. In fact if there is no electricity I feel glad that I can enjoy the company of people and talk to them and not get glued to the Television or computer!

6) I have been wanting to learn Spanish for the past three years.. Mostly to explore South America and appreciate Latin beauty.. but have stopped for some reason every time I started to do so.

7) I make perfectly round inflated pooris and soft and tender gulaab jamuns :P ... Oh and did I say I could eat gulab jamuns by the kilogram! :D

8) I am a spiritual person and think that the greatest teacher is "life". I like Buddhism. My dad was shocked when he read the title of the book I was reading .. it read "The Tibetan book of Living and Dying".

9) I smile everyday... no matter what and try to spread the smile and especially with strangers whom I don't know or perhaps will not meet.Once a classmate wtih whom I was talking after a long time, said that the only thing she remembered from my school days was my smile! I was on cloud nine. :)

10) I love to chat / im. Though, I am a quiet person and a listener when in company. I used to spend nights in the college labs, talking to strangers sitting in some remote corner of the chat room somewhere in the world. (at times it also happened to be in the same lab and we could get to know after talking for hours :P)

11) I love adventure sports. I have done water rafting without knowing swimming, rock climbing and rappling inspite of falling from rocks, sky diving inspite of knowing that its a binary state that one is landing into, etc. Would love to try out a few more things for sure!

12) I have met SRK when I was a kid face to face, but he was an unheard name and the movie that he was shooting for (at my school) at that time was called "Aasmaan se Uncha".. which went on to become "Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman." Wish I had taken his autograph then!

13) My first journey on a flight was an International flight and I was scared of things around me in the flight and at airports! So I did not talk to any one...

14) I love Indian railways to the core! The stations , the chai wallahs and other vendors, the people in the trains, people on the station, the unknown strangers. It has an amazing experience associated with it. I have literally traveled in all kind of trains, all classes, with tickets, without tickets, with reservations, without reservations, on seats, in the passages, slept on the floor, have my pocket cut once, (but no money lost), seen a person's suitcase being stolen, I somehow have this feeling that I will meet the love of my life on a train. I actually met someone once but thats a different story about which I will write in my blog some other day .. hoping that she will read it ! And the irony of the situation is that in my eleven years in Darjeeling, I never set foot on the Himalayan Mountain Railways there :)

15) I am the only non medical related person in my family. The list of careers that i have thought about has changed from doctor to IAS officer to Computer Engineer to Graphics Designer to Photographer to Interaction Designer to ....... (perhaps a film maker).

16) I always think that I will be famous someday!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Missing the Blues...

Rocked In

...of the Pacific.
...of California.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Life is a treat

Treat

...all the more if you can take some time out to treat others.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

In California

Watching the sun go down....

Sunny California...
I came...
I spent time...
I saw the sun rises..
the sunsets..

Last days tomorrow here.. and then back to Indiana :)

Heaven is here...


Heaven is here..., originally uploaded by HappyHorizons.

Faces....

Faces

I see them...
Every day...
Every moment...
Everywhere...
Some to remember..
Some to forget..

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Yesterday...

^

I was here...
Interesting architecture in the building.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I so often wish ...

Escape from Alcatraz

to sit beside the beach and watch the sun go down...
watch peace unfold ..
the chaos settle down ..

Will do so some day I guess.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Away from the Gold

Gold Rush

What does it take to be away from the gold rush... and not follow the crowd?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Oh the efforts...

The Right Frame

...that one has to make to get the right frame!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Happy Horizon?

The Golden Gate Bridge

Often I wonder....
With the gamut of colors that the horizon shows, which color would be best suited to represent Happy Horizon?