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;
insignificant

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

Mother

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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

 

 

Zzyzx

Huh what was that again?

Huh what was that again?

Annnnnnnnddddddddddddd with Z, this folks is the last of the A-Z Challenge….WHEW!! and yes I survived!!! Yayyyy!!! I now close this with a sigh of relief. Now I couldn’t resist to make the closing post for the challenge as interesting as possible so here it goes………..

Did you know Zzyzx (pronounced zay-zix) has been voted the most bizarre baby name in the last 15 years by the ebaby voters?  I mean really?  Zzyzx for a baby name? How weird can things get eh?? Well to each their own I guess. Also since we are celebrating 450 years of Shakespeare I cannot again resist but use the famous line  from his love story of the doomed lovers….“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.”

Read about it here…………

My name (Praveen) could be even more weird to some people I suppose…….. ;)

There is  a town and a road in San Bernardino County, Calif by the same name rumored to mean  “the last place on Earth”!. Maybe for the baby name it could mean the first and last name on Earth? :D

Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge for Z.  Linked to ABC Wednesday with P for peculiar names. Also part of April UBCFor more memes click here

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Deer O Dear

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Gymnema Sylvestre

Fact or Fiction?

Hot Off the Stove

Impressive Performances

Jalapenos – A Twist in the Taste

Knife Collection

Light From a Lamp

Moon

Nachos Amigos

Oats – Interesting Ways to Eat

Picture Perfect

Quenching Thirst

Risotto Gustoso

Succulent Ribs

Teppan – A Dining Experience

Ugly Sight

Voices

Wild Boar

Xyst

Yours Tastefully

Yours Tastefully

Y,yours,sausage,tastefully,succulent,food,tasty.heavenly,a-z,a2z, a2z challenge,pravs,praveen,throo da looking glass, through the looking glass, bangalore blog, praveenThis requires very less olive oil since the sausages have their own oil.  Put in onions, garlic, ginger, a little cayenne pepper, some origano, dried herbs, a little salt to release the water from  the onion, a pinch of sugar and fry like crazy till they look sunburnt (brown) but not too dry. Add in the tomatoes and go crazy again. Once its nice and sticky add in some rum or brandy (for the non alcoholics a little orange juice will make for some interesting flavor) to deglaze the frying pan and create a nice sauce with all of the flavors.  Add the sausages and toss it around like u just dont care (err make sure u toss it within the limits of the pan) and make sure the sausages are coated with the sauce. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese, cheddar and a topping of fresh herbs before serving.  For the veggies u have an option of soya nuggets, paneer (cottage cheese), potato, yam and  a whole lot more. Go crazy trying this with any of the vegetables especially mushrooms. Note – when adding alcohol (especially brandy or whiskey) keep the pan away from the stove or you might have to call the fire brigade…… Y,yours,sausage,tastefully,succulent,food,tasty.heavenly,a-z,a2z, a2z challenge,pravs,praveen,throo da looking glass, through the looking glass, bangalore blog, praveenWritten for the A to Z 2014 Challenge for Y.   Also part of April UBCFor more memes click here

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Awesome Awards

Barrels of Wine

 Cuisines N Cooking

Deer O Dear

Extraordinary and Exciting Experiences

Fact or Fiction

Gymnema Sylvestre

Fact or Fiction?

Hot Off the Stove

Impressive Performances

Jalapenos – A Twist in the Taste

Knife Collection

Light From a Lamp

Moon

Nachos Amigos

Oats – Interesting Ways to Eat

Picture Perfect

Quenching Thirst

Risotto Gustoso

Succulent Ribs

Teppan – A Dining Experience

Ugly Sight

Voices

Wild Boar

Xyst

Xyst

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whisper their stories
as I walk

Taken in the Tata Institute of  Fundamental Research where we had a chance to stay thanks to a friend.

Oh Xyst is a garden walk planted with trees. :D

Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge for X.  Also part of April UBCFor more memes click here

Previous

Awesome Awards

Barrels of Wine

 Cuisines N Cooking

Deer O Dear

Extraordinary and Exciting Experiences

Fact or Fiction

Gymnema Sylvestre

Fact or Fiction?

Hot Off the Stove

Impressive Performances

Jalapenos – A Twist in the Taste

Knife Collection

Light From a Lamp

Moon

Nachos Amigos

Oats – Interesting Ways to Eat

Picture Perfect

Quenching Thirst

Risotto Gustoso

Succulent Ribs

Teppan – A Dining Experience

Ugly Sight

Voices

Wild Boar

 

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