Dasara is here…

Dasara festival (also called as Navaratri ), the state festival is here. After two years of gap, the ritual of arranging the dolls is back in our home. Here is a photo taken this evening while arranging the dolls. Well, its just a sneak-preview. More photos to follow soon. And here is another photo (an old post)

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Random updates

* It’s been a roller coaster ride for the last 8-9 months * Bangalore to Mysore to Swindon to Bangalore to London * During my five months stay in Mysore I never stayed in Mysore even for a single weekend. * Weekend travels between B’lore and Mysore during that period made me grow an aversion to that SH17. I might take a slower & longer route when I go to Mysore next time. * Sold my Nikon DSLR and bought Canon 40D * Reason for changing loyalties – many. One of the main reason – my favorite lens conked. * Went on a long drive to Scotland & Lake District […]

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Design your own T-shirts

For those who would love to see & wear their own designs on T-shirts then check this place – InkFruit!. Ink Fruit have a contest where anyone can submit there tee designs. If many people think that the design is good (if you get a good rating), you have a chance of getting your design printed & you get the prize money. If asked which one I would by, here are my two choices – first & second

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Walks In India

Arun, a friend, an avid traveler & travel writer is writing on walks & walking tours in India. He plans to publish 15 walks in this month of June. Visit his travel blog for the stories. And here are excerpts from his travel blog about ‘Walks in India’- Unlike in many countries, walks and walking tours are not common or popular in India. This series intends to promote the idea of walks that can enable travellers to see and experience the places better by getting closer. The series explores short and easy walking trails across India, with which a traveller can witness history, culture, life, landscapes and heritage of the […]

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Seventy Five Days

… since my last post. I feel guilty of forgetting to write, of not posting on Avalokana. It’s not just two and half months, posting on Avalokana took a back seat since last October & was limping till Feb before coming for a halt. Reason are several. Though I was totally tied up at office during Nov & Dec’07 and after that got busy at home for a month as my parents shifted to Bangalore, I managed to put-up few photos. It was then, when I got loads of time, posts stopped. Now that I’m back, I plan to be active here. Time for me chug along after the long […]

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Road & Trees

NH48 on an early morning, taken last winter I’ve been traveling on NH48 – the stretch between Bangalore & Kunigal for the past 16-17 years. Initially by bus and then on bike for the last two years. During my school days, it used to be from Kunigal to Bangalore, to spend my winter & summer vacations and back. Later it reversed, to spend weekends at home, far from the bustling city. When I shifted from bus to bike couple of years ago, journeys became more and more interesting. Everything became familiar – every turn, temples, buildings, houses, trees on either side of the road. Most of the times I rode […]

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Little D

She peeps in through the half opened door (yeah! half closed, if you are a pessimist). Smiles, showing her bunny teeth. Slowly walks in as if walking on a rope. Without making any noise sits besides me & joins me in glancing through the news paper for a moment. Next moment, she turns towards cup board & does a quick search (yeah! I know Ctrl+F) first left to right & then top to bottom. If nothing found of her interest, she walks in to the kitchen & glances at the usual place where chocolates or biscuits are kept. Turns towards the nearest person with a wide smile & eyes dancing. […]

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