Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekend in pics

So here comes the weekend, rather a long weekend. It’s much more than a break for me, knowing that it is the best thing that I can gift to myself right now, a so called quality time. I am in no hurry to finish whatsoever work realizing the ultimate truth behind the hyper laziness, and also to see life passing by me ever so slowly. It’s like living one more life together but yet differently, even though you are not in the supreme state of consciousness you can still smell the unknown earth, taste the storming drops of rain, breathe the wild air, feel the pinch of chilliness of the dark night and then quickly switch over to discover the warmth of the sunshine. The interesting thing is that you are going to count all of them. And here I go with some of my encounters and some other random pictures of the day ...

Sipping slowly, to get over with the day ahead. Like someone has already said - a morning without coffee is like sleep.

A flowery decoration was done inside the Garuda Mall to celebrate “Ugadi”. The festival marks the New Year day in Karnataka, and the reason for the bonus holiday :)

Tandoori gobi in brunch

Shopping spree at 5th Avenue, Brigade Road, I grabbed my most favorite rock band’s tee shirt.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Support Earth Hour, Do You?

I am growing old every day, so do everyone else but then the world around me changing very fast, or even faster than I can imagine. I have learned it and experienced it in my life maybe on more than one occasion that the big will not beat the small any more; it’s the small that become the big. So what is that stopping you to fight the big challenges and distracting you to take the first small step out from your life?

Not to forget a small initiative can do great things for us. It’s never been one challenging task to understand we wish to see the life even after us, save the earth and save the future. Soon you will learn again, it’s that fast beating the slow. So all you need to do, stretch your legs, open your arms and free your mind to join, which would very well mark a new beginning for this never ending life.

What is earth hour?
Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund) that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change. Last year more than 50 million people took part and in 2009, the aim is to reach more than 1 billion people in 1,000 cities around the world.

Show your support:
Join the millions around the globe by switching off the lights at your home at 8:30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, March 28, for an hour.

By working together, each of us can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change and save our planet, for future generations.

Click the below links to learn more about earthhour:
Earth Hour World Site, Earth hour India Site

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Breakfast

A lazy weekend!!! and what more a perfect weather and you just want your share of sleep. So a breakfast is not just for morning …. You need more to sustain the whole day :P

The Dosa lover I am!!!...

healthy Idiyappam

My favorite Puri!

When you are in Cheenai, Saravanan Bhavan is always a better choice for a perfect southie breakfast. I don’t know if this breakfast can be called as King Size but surely this quote goes well with it :) “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A rainy day in the summer!

I woke up early in the morning with a prayer, just to witness another new day in my life. It has been an unfinished journey ever since I started counting on my days. I have just crossed one more mile stone and these 365 days is nothing more than experiencing the life in every possible ways.

One more day, one more year and one more opportunity encountered with the life. The joy of re-discovering it, believe in giving always the best you can, the pleasures of being simple and all it seems less complicated life & the world around breaths the new air.

“Gravity, release me, and don’t ever hold me down ... Now my feet won't touch the ground”.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Stopping by Woods ...

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Picture: Nadhi Hills Road, Bangalore

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost

P.S: It is one of my most favorite poems, though it was there somewhere in some corners of my heart, I never able to memorize it until one fine day a friend read it for me just by picking it from her memory bank. It was then an incredibly feeling for me trying to catch up those lines after so many years :)

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Strange Consequences?

While browsing through YouTube, I chanced upon this video of OSHO, and it turned out to be one of the most enlightening messages by him. You should watch this video, if you haven’t already watched it. I have also put up the text message here for easy reading.

So here you go with the starting point of OSHO’s talk and the video ...

"When Friedrich Nietzsche declared “God is dead”, fuck became the most important word in English language".

The problem is if god is dead, then you lose the most important word in your language and you will need a substitute. And god was one end, one extreme. And when one extreme is disappear from your mental vision, the necessary and inevitable is you will fall to the other extreme. And that’s what has happened Milaripa … Instead of god, fuck has become the most important word in our language. Even if Friedrich Nietzsche comes back, he will be surprised, and he will try to resists, somehow the dead god is back because this is stupid. But you will need a whole report on it, a whole research.

One of the most interesting words in the English language today is the word 'fuck'. It is one magical word. Just by its sound it can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love. In language, it falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John fucked Mary) and intransitive (Mary was fucked by John), and as a noun (Mary is a fine fuck). It can be used as an objective (Mary is fucking beautiful).

As you can see there are not many words with the versatility of 'fuck'. Besides the sexual meaning, there are also the following uses:

Ignorance: Fucked if I know.
Trouble: I guess I am fucked now!
Fraud: I got fucked at the used car lot.
Aggression: Fuck you!
Displeasure: What the fuck is going on here?
Difficulty: I can't understand this fucking job.
Incompetence: He is a fuck off.
Suspicion: What the fuck are you doing?
Enjoyment: I had a fucking good time.
Request: Get the fuck out of here.
Hostility: I am going to knock your fucking head off!
Greeting: How the fuck are you?
Apathy: Who gives a fuck?
Innovation: Get a bigger fucking hammer.
Surprise: Fuck! You scared the shit out of me.
Anxiety: Today is really fucked. And it is very healthy too.

If every morning you do it as a transcendental meditation - just when you get up, the first thing, repeat the mantra "fuck you!" five times, it clears the throat too.

P.S: I have composed the text message after watching the video, but I am afraid you may find some discrepancies with that of the actual video. For more videos of OSHO's talks click here.