Jumbo Family in the Jungle

J,jumbo, elephant, family, bandipur forest,jungle,wednesday,abc,wordless,praveen,karnataka,bangalore,throo da looking glassout they come
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 :)

Linked to ABC Wednesday(J)

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.

Linked to ABC Wednesday(I)

Travel & Experiences

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new experiences
travel hard

There is something surreal about B&W’s that simply inspires. I find them so much more better and visually appeasing than color. Wouldn’t you agree?

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Giant Prayer Wheels at the Golden Temple

G,giant prayer wheels,monastery, golden temple, wednesday,abc,wordless,praveen,karnataka,bangalore,throo da looking glassgiant prayer wheels
may every turn
be for the better

Taken in the Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, one of the largest Tibetan settlements  located in Karnataka.  I changed my signature in my photos to include the eye of Horus.  Tell me if u like it.

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


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

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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

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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

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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.

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