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Wednesday, July 19, 2017


 Blooms are one of nature's inexplicable wonders!

Flowers amaze
Dazzle our gaze.
The heavenly tints
From God's mints!

B is for Blooms.

All shots taken from in and around our community at Kumarhatti, H.P.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017



'A' has the privilege to be the first letter of the English alphabet. It signifies a great beginning. As the first letter of the dictionary, 'A' is the vanguard for the treasure trove of words. Here it ushers a new beginning for 'ABC Wednesday'. Once more, an exciting journey in the offing.

The first word in the kindergarten associated with 'A' is Apple. It conjures up a beautiful image in the child’s mind. The chant in the classroom starts with 'A' is for apple. A child envisions the ecstatic feeling of biting into a luscious crunchy apple.

All types of apples have cute colors. Their bright hues and sweet smell catch our attention in the grocery stores. We buy them for their delicious taste, iron content and fiber.

Why did I choose the word 'Apple' to dwell upon? For, its usage to describe many aspects of the human condition and circumstances

One is apple of somebody’s eyes, when he or she is dearest to him or her.

George Bernard Shaw named his futuristic and satirical play as ‘The Apple Cart’. It refers to the tussle for power between the King and the Prime Minister.

It is also used when somebody upsets the 'Apple Cart' by spoiling the plans or disturbing the status quo.

"A good, bad or rotten apple' describes a thing or person’s characteristics.

'Apple of discord' is something, which causes rift or bad feelings.

'Apple pie order' is when everything is in perfect order.

'Apples and oranges' describe two dissimilar things.

'Adam’s apple' refers to the supposed forbidden fruit, which Adam ate in the Garden of Eden. It supposedly was stuck into his throat. The projection at the front of some men’s neck takes its name from that myth.

No body can forget the saying, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away'.

There are lot many other examples too. One thing is for sure that 'Apple's prominent place in English language usage is permanent. 

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Thursday, July 6, 2017


Sky formulations especially during monsoons are always gorgeous  and endearing to view.🌧

Clouds are a designer invitation to rains!!!

Both captures taken around 7 pm yesterday.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017


 Nature follows a perfect calendar. It changes its colors seamlessly. It surprises us all the time!🌳

Pines flourishing after rains.

Mild hues of the  evening sky: a prelude to the impending monsoon scene!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Enjoy the spectacle,

Season’s unique delight,

Picked from a prized receptacle,

A feisty spiritual diet.

W is for Weave: Magic- the flowers weave in our lives

      Evening shots from the  driveway of a beautiful house lined with bricked planters and built, steep up slope amidst Shivalik hills.


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Monday, May 29, 2017



This short video I took of her touching notes,while in my balcony.

U is for  uncrowned:Cuckoo is uncrowned queen of singing birds.

Since I've been in the midst of Shivalik  hills to beat the summer heat in the plains for three weeks now, I have experienced many pleasurable surprises. The most signifying one is the adoring cuckoo’s magical notes early in the morning. In fact, the cuckoo’s melody comes as a blessing extraordinaire. It seems to convey, “Wake up, abandon lethargy and enjoy my song.” I do listen to her.

It is on a breezy cool day that she is unstoppable.  Her full-throated ease in crooning goes on until the heat of the sun teases her. Thereafter, she disappears mysteriously for a siesta to reappear in the evening. Her morning rendezvous has distinct proximity to my dwelling unit. It is evident from the unpolluted clear notes stirring my resting sensibilities.

She is elusive like a celebrity, though. Perches patiently in the thick foliage hidden from the prying gaze. I have failed to capture her image so far. However, her magical musicality remains pronounced above the cacophony of all worldly noises. My words celebrate her sonorous notes.

This one i took from my archives.In a pensive mood.
If nature has deprived her of good looks, it has amply compensated her. It has endowed her with amazing richness of voice and poignant pitch in rendering those lyrical notes.

She does not boast of a guru or gharana for her talent. Her mentors seem to be the aromatic cool breeze and cloudy skies. They send their invite to her through the wafts of wind. Then she comes flying high.
From my archives again.Waiting for the right place to enjoy the delicacy in her beak.

Her sweet singing is inspired and inspiring. It takes the corroding blues away in a moment. Sometimes I think, she is a lonely soul and these notes are a call to her wayward partner to consummate the passion she has nurtured for him. Or maybe the song is a release for her grief after facing desertion. Or it is a call to suffering humanity down under to unshackle the constraints and enjoy gifts of life.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017


“The multitudes of sky views,

Of quirky shapes, sizes and hues,

Incredible signage of nature’s wonders,

Turns all doubts into ash and cinders.

'T' is for Tales: Sky Tales...

Since I'm sojourning in the lap of Shivalik hills these days, I'd decided beforehand that, this post would be about my sky watch experiences during the week. I missed such scenes in the plains these last few months.

My outings happen in the evenings because of the hot sun during the day. From the road I captured the residual blazing strip of light after sun set.

Late evening when darkness was slowly engulfing the space.

Evening shot of the pine lined road and bare mountain side. The mountain had to be cut for widening the road. 

Open space in a village, with a few dwelling units doting the mountain side here and there.Though it's mid morning, the haze is intact above the hills.

Patch of clouds in a meditative mood.

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