India, land of Colors and Cultures

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busy grey world
a lone dancer
catches my fancy

I have always been attracted to colorful customs and cultures.  The Mardi Gras and other such celebrations have caught the fancy of the world over. Closer home we have these dancers in stilts and horse costumes  who also provide the necessary color to a a dull moment. Their dance called Kuduraiattam (literally translated to horse dance) to catchy beats can make you tap your feet with their movements…..The dance is popular in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This is just one part of the country. Imagine the riot of colors India can be :)

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larger than life
memories of the past
a siren calling

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Quite Quiet

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scampering about
quite quiet
who moved the cheese???

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curiosity and patience

traits of a child


Born to us on 3 Feb, 2015, junior phenomenon makes his mark.. Precious is he not?

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Magical Places

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splash of green
and streaks of gold
waking up, dreaming

Taken in Nisargadhama, Coorg……..

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Jolly Good Experience – Birdly

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feel like a bird
slicing through the wind
oh o experience over

I recently went to the Swiss consulate (Swissnexx) in Bangalore to try out their virtual simulator called Birdly.   My timing was just about perfect since the crowd had just left. I was quite amused and curious when they asked how long back I ate.

The equipment as you can see above has two projections where  the arms go. As you guessed by the name and design, this was a simulator to fly like a bird above the San Francisco Skyline.  There is a fan to simulate the wind and headphones that give an overall effect.

The experience though a short one was anything like I had before. It was exactly like flying in the air and the flapping of wings and manipulation to turn and swoop exactly like a bird does.  I did do a pigeon when I crashed into a building and the simulation ended but they were good enough to start it again 😀

That this was a freebie was an icing on the cake of course.  Guess what I did after that?  Tweeted of course!! (oh pun totally intended)

Chirp Chirp

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splash of salty manna
striking with force
washing away the tears

I love how the waves make a splash every time it meets the rocks. The best place to be is to be on the receiving end of that spray   ….

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tensed strings
soothing the senses
the violin sings

Taken at a cancer event sponsored by HCG Cancer Hospital, I love how the VIOLIN provides the depth as an accompaniment in a classic Carnatic concert. A fiddle in the hands of  a master can really make your senses spiral wildly at the same time leave you at peace with yourself. Different positions of playing gives different sounds which makes it an extremely VERSATILE and the only restriction is in the players’ imagination

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Urrkkkkk…My pan is on fire !!

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fire in the heart
creativity in the soul
just don’t burn the food  😀

Taken in JW Marriott, you can of course see the chef enjoying this and not very alarmed by the fire. In fact he put on a show for my benefit when I requested him to make pasta with the works.  This does confuse the old cliche “From the frying pan into the fire” when the frying pan itself is on fire   :)

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Fragile Sphere

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enjoy life
for all it is;
a fragile sphere

My better half had bought this bubble  maker as a gift to our nephews. Unfortunately it fell into my hands. Oh they did get to enjoy it… finally.  Before that I had my own share of fun trying to photograph them from all angles. Here’s my favourite of the shots.

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