Oh My God

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seen from the top
man and his accomplishments
insignificant

Yep that’s the view when I sky dived from 10000 ft. Neat eh !!  It sure is a humbling experience to know the materialistic things we hold dear are insignificant when seen from a higher perspective .

Part of the ABC Wednesday (O for Oxymorons). For more memes click here

 

The Doll

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what thoughts lurk
behind that smile
oh such innocence

As she roamed around in the fair holding on to her mother Mini heard a a faint voice. “Take me”. She looked around for the source. Finding none, she continued her curious glances at all the stalls. She heard it again..”Take me””Take me” “Take me” “Take me” “Take me”. It was drilling into her head and making her go crazy. The insistence. It was also so inviting like the voice of her best friend. That’s when she saw the doll. It was very pretty. She was confused now. Is is the doll that spoke. Then  she saw the doll smile.   She tugged at her mom’s hand and pulled her towards the stall.

“Mom I want that doll”. “You already have enough dolls, said her mom, you dont need anymore”. “No I want that one” she said, stamping her leg. Her mom used to her demands started pulling her away. She was shocked when Mini said,”if you dont buy me that doll, you will regret it”. She stood rooted. She had never heard Mini speak like that. Where was that drama, the tantrum? Mini did not sound like an 8 yr old any more. She was looking at her not with the innocent anger of a child but a look that gave her the creeps . She had a hint of smile at the corner of her mouth, as if she was waiting for her reaction. It was unnerving. The scary part was the doll had the same smile

“No! I am NOT going to buy that doll!”. She grabbed Mini’s hand and pulled her away, scared and wanting to get away from whatever that thing was. Mini did not resist or cry. Looking back at the doll, she smiled when the doll winked and she heard the same voice “Dont worry, we will meet again”.

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Divinity and Fanaticism

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belief in a higher power
divinity and fanaticism
lines blurred

Yeah its good to have faith  and to believe in some power that is making this world go round but how far can it be taken?. As Buddha once answered when someone asked him.. What is poison?  His answer.. Too much of anything is poison…..

My questions here…..

1. Is blind faith a good thing?

2. Where does divinity end and fanaticism begin?

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Nothing simple about this………..

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circle of life
no beginning or end
it goes on

This is a smoke ring I created.

Tips I follow

1. Life is a circle, what you give is what you get

2. Dont get mad at your enemies, just smile (it pisses them off)

3. However miserable the situation is, there is always a humor element (it can be dark but its there)

4. If you want to be happy, just be

5. Dont ask questions if you dont want to hear the answers (especially for women I think)

6. Its the little things in life than makes it enjoyable. Stop waiting for the jackpot

7.  Keep it simple ( the most complicated to follow)

Day 5 of the WriteTribe Festthis post is linked to Tips

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Humour

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life without humor

like food without salt

where has the excitement gone?

While viewing fishes in the aquarium I came across this strange fish !! :D ………..

My favourite links for some good humour…

1. Jokes in English – Some classics that can leave you in spits

2. Sardar Jokes – One community I really respect and the only ones who can laugh at themselves. They signify the Joie de Vivre

3. Top Funny Jokes – Some good puns and some khatta meetha jokes (sweet and naughty :D )

4. Santa Banta Jokes – The best duo for witty jokes that can brighten any dull day.

 

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Present

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awaiting the future
the present slips away
perfume of fresh roses, forgotten

You must have guessed my question by now.. Why is it that people spend their lives thinking about a dark future and forget to enjoy the present?

My guess (and confirmation from seeing live examples) is that they have forgotten how to..unfortunately. Yeah obviously they have a reason of saving up for a rainy day or an uncertain future.  In my heart I think that day is a myth. I doubt this saved up resources  will ever be utilized to their full potential for any rainy day as other rainy days are always expected and uncertainty is always a part and parcel of life. There goes the present and there goes the future awaiting the mythical personal Armageddon. Isn’t it strange that the day they look towards is not a bright and sunny day but when everything is lost so they have the resources to survive?

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Life in a drop of water

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can start life;
also end it

This is a picture of a drop of water from a tap taken with an extension tube

EXIF –  1/50 seconds,  Flash Fired…… ISO – 1600

Linked to ABC Wednesday (L)

 

 

 

Kathakali Makeup

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getting ready
covering the face
to bare the soul

The make-up before a Kathakali (click to get information on Wikipedia) performance is very crucial and time consuming sometimes taking upto 4-5 hours. The first layer is usually by the performer himself and after that starts the true grueling process of applying layers and layers of makeup.  Click on the word above to see the final appearance of the artist. Taken at  Fort Kochi, Kerala.

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Jumbo Family in the Jungle

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giants in the wilderness
rustling leaves

Taken on the way to Ooty in the Bandipur Forest, Karnataka.  By the way dd u spot the little one hiding behind?  U can just make out a peek :)

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Impressive Paintings at Ajantha Caves

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in darkness
an art unfolds
lighting the senses

Taken in the AjanthaCaves, Maharashtra, this painting depicts Panini holding a lotus flower (click on name to read info on Wikipedia)

These impressive paintings are a sight to behold and the experience of seeing it for real is something to be cherished and will always be remembered. No flash is allowed while taking snaps as it affects the painting. Unfortunately this is not strictly monitored and some do get away with using flash.

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