About me

Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Project 365 Day 79 The Blues

Yet another blue heart that was all lit up in the same store mentioned in my previous shot.. EVOLVE... Was mesmerised seeing these lights, and there were quite a few as you walk in the door...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Project 365 Day 78 Blue Heart

We were in Express Avenue, a mall in Chennai and wandering about aimlessly looking for new stores to explore. Walked into EVOLVE.. swanky funky kitsch interesting were words popping into my head with every step i took.. 

Spotted these blue hearts on the floor & some were painted on the ceiling as well, they looked like a tribal design... Blue-my favorite color, heart- well, tacky yet pretty!!!  

Friday, April 22, 2011

Project 365 Day 77 From yesterday

This is a small curio piece i found at a Coffee Central in Tnagar [Chennai]. Was reminded of the pedestal fans we had at home while i was growing up. This was much before the AC came home.... 

Three little blades bringing so much relief on a hot summer day
Three little blades whipping the wind around
Three little blades
That was all we needed... 

Coffee Central
No.11, Dr.B.Narasimhan Road (North Boag Road), 
Opp Gandhinagar Sports Club
Chennai- 17 

Pic shot on Blackberry Curve 8520

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Project 365 Day 76 Row Row

These 2 men seemed completely oblivious to the blazing sun as they enjoyed a cool ride along the Pulicat Lake on a catamaran.... 

Look at the guy sitting, holding on the long pole that they probably used to steer the boat... He looked as if he was holidaying in a resort, lounging on the hammock!!! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Project 365 Day 75 Shimmering

The water in the lake was shimmering in the sun, we could see the bed, and the little pebbles and weeds floating about.. Happily sitting in the boat, while the man who was rowing was literally pushing the boat closer to the Flamingos, i watched in awe as the river shone as if it were made of precious stones.... 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Project 365 Day 74 Reflections

Ah, how i wish i was here now.. Amidst nothing but nature, cool breeze and lush greenery all around... The Coir village, where we had fun, relaxed, and simply let go of our city lives.. Those 3 precious days... 

This shot was taken while our houseboat was doing a sort of a U turn, the 3 hours we spent on that boat, steering it along the back waters, watching the sun set, and soaking it all in was sheer magic...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Project 365 Day 74 The Sun

We were walking along the numerous passages of the Krishnapuram Palace, Kayamkulam, near Allepey... The Sun was mercilessly beating down on us through the narrow ledges and window panes... but what a beauty the palace was.... 

Would have loved to live in a place as majestic, spacious and mysterious as this.. So many hidden pathways, a very cool underground water system and of course a pond with fish and turtle in it... 

Here's little but more about the Palace

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Project 365 Day 73 Bright

I dont know the name of the flower
But i do know its beautiful
I dont know how tall it grows
but i do know its got attitude!!

Spotted this flower in the Bannerghatta Butterfly park, bangalore

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Skywatch Friday Project 365 Day 72 Reach high

Heading back to Chennai from Kalahasthi, these clouds came along with us, as if teasing the mountains to reach for them and catch them!! :)

What fun it must have been... just like how we keep chasing our dreams, till we realise them and go on to dream further...

Project 365 Day 70 Look

A siberian husky was busy observing the other dogs around at the Dog show... These are such gorgeous creatures and were absolutely friendly.... :-))

Taken during Ooty Dog show in 2010...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Project 365 Day 69 Forever

During my ooty visit last year, while walking on the road, i noticed these yellow flowers all over. There were quite a few selling them, and i approached a lady to find out what they were..

She rattled off a name, which i instantly forgot
The one thing she mentioned that i remember is that it will last forever.... 
I felt the petals, it infact felt like paper, dry and thick... The lady saw my face change expression and assured me it was a real flower....  

I brought home some and gifted it to a friend of mine!! 

Imagine if we too had something we liked remained with us forever... How beautiful that would be!! 

Project 365 Day 68 Love

At the Ooty dog show, i saw these two doggies nose to nose and thought that was the cutest thing ever!!  They belonged to the same owner.. The Llasapso was just there, while the Lab was a winner and she was just about a year old... 

Was reminded of the good fun i had on that project that took me to Ooty for 5 awesome days.. Not only did i get to beat Chennai heat, but got the opportunity to be among dogs of various breeds, sizes and characters... What fun!! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Project 365 Day 67 Ripples

The beautiful ripples on the sands of Colva beach... As i walked along the shore towards the ocean, these ripples felt like little bumps on the road, except they melted away in a flash.... 

Hope to visit Goa once more...

Previous posts on Goa and This 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

project 365 Day 66 Fresh

White petals with a splash of yellow on them on a tree that had very few leaves left. Now, that is Frangipani for you... Saw this tree almost everywhere i went, especially in Pune at the Vipassana center. I dont know the tamil word for this flower, nor if there is an English name for it, but Frangipani it is till then! 

The very 1st time i saw this was in Delhi when we were on the road when suddenly my baby cousin, then 3yrs old suddenly yelled out "Daddy, Frangipani" from the back seat of the car... :-))

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Project 365 Day 65 The Tank

A bus, a lorry, a tempo traveller, what was that? Sitting atop a house, yes, believe it!! It was their water tank.. How cool was that... 

Random person:: Say, where do you get your water from?
Owner of the house: From our bus
Random person: No, i mean where do you store your water?
Owner of the house [ semi pissed off] : Dint i tell you, from our bus? you stupid man, look up and you will see our Bus!!

:-) have a lovely weekend all

Friday, April 8, 2011

Skywatch Friday Project 365 Day 64 Pure

While driving back from Kalahasthi, we missed a turn somewhere and discovered we were on a road that was different from the one we had gone on earlier in the day..  After nothing but arid dry land, i suddenly spotted this massive white structure, that looked like a palace, or maybe it was a mosque, or some religious center.. No board, no people, no nothing...

Managed to take a few shots from the car while on the move.... Loved the blue skies and the white clouds against the white structure... 

For more beautiful skies, please visit Skywatch Friday

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Project 365 Day 63 Colours

The lovely sweet taste.. The childhood memories that come flooding back... The little excitement and feeling that comes bursting from within....

This is a shot of a lollypop i saw at Sweet World in Express Avenue Mall in Chennai.. These lollypops have me tempted every single time, but today i decided against buying one... :-)

And this post is dedicated to my Baby cousin who turns 6 today.. Happpy Birthday Birdie..

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

project 365 Day 62 Glow

Last night as we walked out of the restaurant, the Buddha was glistening in the light, and as i walked closer to the piece, i noticed this one lotus that was half hidden in the dark... 

Reminded me of me, so much of what goes on in my head and mind remains within me , hidden; while only a small percentage is revealed to the world outside... 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Project 365 Day 61 Furball

While in Ooty last year, i got the opportunity to cover the Dog & Horse show for a magazine... Saw so many interesting breeds of dogs, one of which was the Chow Chow.. The dog was absolutely adorable, and friendly, and the only one of its kind in the show... 

When speaking to the owner, the lady did mention they were high maintenance, and needed to be in cool climate... But were awesome pets and this one guarded the house like as if it were a fort... 

What fun those 4 days were... surrounded by dogs across sizes, breeds, colours... Beautiful!! memorable...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Project 365 Day 60 Reflections

The sun sneaks through the window grill, leaving nothing but a bright reflection on the ground. We walk on it, we dance on it and yet nothing changes its appearance... I keep wondering if maybe i should be like the reflection. Not letting others or their nasty words get to me, change me!! Just take the good stuff, and completely ignore the ones that cause pain and tears...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Project 365 Day 59 Green

Brussel Sprouts, those little green leafy cuties that we all love at home.. But there was a time when i used to frown on seeing them as part of a meal.. Used to wonder if these were cabbages that had been chopped off when tiny, wondered if they would get bigger if stored in a warm place... 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Project 365 Day 58 Hola

The Tequila bottle that we hung on to after a night of pub hopping... 6of us, totally sloshed and yet buzzing about.. In the wee hours of the morning, we returned home, gulped down some Tequila before making and devouring a few packets of Maggi noodles... What a day it had been!! 

Oh and i dedicate this to Vinayak, who's celebrating his 21st Birthday today!! 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Project 365 Day 57 The Path

We were walking up above the hill, looking down at the ocean as it lashed against the rocks. The steps took you near the waves, just enough to feel the power, feel the ocean beating, felt like life was trying to beat us down with challenges and we had to stay strong and face the splashes, and stand our ground, come out winners!! 

This was taken in Varkala, in kerala... Absolutely beautiful place...