F,faith,monastery, golden temple, wednesday,abc,wordless,praveen,karnataka,bangalore,throo da looking glassspirituality and religion
mixed and misinterpreted
true faith wins

Taken at the Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka early in the morning

EXIF – 1/50, f/5.6, ISO 400

Linked to ABC Wednesday (F). For more memes click here

Ellora Caves

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true skill;
transforming rock
to a work of art

Taken in the caves of Ellora, Maharashtra. This is the first of the caves in Ellora and the biggest of all.  This entire work is supposed to be created from one single monolith !! Oh yeah 36 years back I made an entry to this world :D

Linked to ABC Wednesday(E)…For more memes click here

Bird Watching @ Vedanthangal

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birds flying free
a dream of freedom –
within my closed room

Taken in Vedamthangal Bird Sanctuary, 75kms from Chennai.  For more photos click on my FB album

For more B (Brilliant) posts head to ABC Wednesday



Dark Clouds

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parched days
dark clouds;
brings joy

Don’t be Afraid, obstacles become hidden opportunities most times. Linked to SWF and ABC Wednesday (A).. For more memes click here

Man’s Insignificance

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man’s conceit in
larger context;

Taken in Shravanabelagola, a very special and holy place for the Jain community, Belagola’  s a derivation of two Kannada words Bel (white) and Kola (pond) in allusion to the beautiful pond in the middle of the town. Click here for the view. This is a statute of Gomteshwar Bahubali about 50 feet tall. 

Vanity Fair

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Vanity fair is an everyday circus
Played not only by the rich but common people like us
Always comparing, trying to outdo each other
We keep getting into one muddle or another

Let not your vanity become too cheap
since what you sow so shall you reap
So what exactly is it we fear
There is a place for everyone here

Let go of it and be what you are
Be true to yourself and you will go far
why try being bad at being what you are not
When you can be good with all that you have got


This poem was selected and is part of an anthology available in Amazon.   The photograph was taken in the forests of Bandipur on the way to Ooty.

Linked to ABC Wednesday(V). For all meme links click here

Unique Nature

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Came across this unique beetle in my kitchen sink. Green and mean has a new meaning now doesn’t it? No bugs were harmed during this session.

Update – I think this is the Green June Beetle from what I could find in the public domain

Linked to ABC Wedneday and other wordless memes. For more memes click here

Trinity Sculpture of Elephanta Caves

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 always watching
they smile
at mans’ antics

Taken at Elephanta Caves a ferry ride away from The Gateway of India, Mumbai, the age of this sculpture and its origin is yet to be found according to the guides we met at the caves. This photo represents the Holy Trinity of Hinduism – Brahma (Creator) , Vishnu (Preserver) and Shiva (Destroyer).

Linked to ABC Wednesday (T). For other memes click here


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giving everything

expecting nothing

she lives

Happy Mothers’ Day to all of the gems out there…. Here’s a link to a poem  wrote I wrote titled “Lady in my Life”. It’s second post in the page. Taken in Haji Ali, Mumbai

For more meme’s click here

A-Z Reflection

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grilling journey
a will to survive
job accomplished


The alphabet madness finally comes to an end and it feels good to survive through this journey. As the snap shows, now that I think about it, I am not a daily blogger and will go back to my weekly posts. So it truly is an achievement.  The only reason I pulled this off was because of the other members and their motivation to keep going. So job well done all of you and looking forward to reading the regular posts and of course your visits to mine.

For more reflections from other brilliant bloggers click here.  Linked to ABC Wendesday (Q) with Quite Pleased.For more memes click here



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