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Monday, February 29, 2016


Hi friends,
About a month's absence from a world which you love and receive intellectual sustenance from, is enough to leave you in a depressed mood. During this period, a vice like grip of viral fever and allied issues, left me totally incapable of doing anything. I realize now when you cross 70 your body doesn't listen to you any more. All your propositions go haywire. Looks like, gone are the days when you could do things at your will. Greatly disappointing of course. However, life is like that. It's a continuous, conscious struggle for the thinking beings.

Now, there will be gaps in my offerings and i HOPE my cyber buddies will  keep encouraging me. I constantly need that deeper level of satisfaction, which sharing with you can provide. I feel better and relieved after sharing my woes with you.
I  had decided to acquaint you with this fabulous place,(Pl. read my previous post). Here are a few more glimpses into that world through this photo journey. The  inspirational thread has been  dimmed by my illness yet the effort is there to reenter the arena of a loving world.  

The front park bordered by abundance of trees and thick green bushes.

The expanse of the grand lake keeps you company during part of your walking trail.

This is the entrance to the HEALTH MUSEUM(closed in the pic.), where they screen documentaries as well as pictures on fixed days  for the patients.

This is the amphitheater for laughing exercises and Yoga, which begins at 6am daily and goes up to 7am.The laughing sculptor says it all.

 The bamboo plantation inside the institute. They bamboo sticks are used for fencing etc. at the appropriate time.

 Another sculptor made of stone, adorning the empty space in a grassy lawn.

Here is a grand platter of organic produce,which is cooked to feed the inmates. All this is grown in the farm house adjoining the institute. From here it is taken to the kitchen early morning. The picture taken before seven, when I'd gone for a walk.

This is part of the farm house where  half a dozen cows are kept. Milk is used for setting curd and making cheese. It is also served for drinking to some patients.

The beans plantation overlooked by coconut trees.  Tender Coconut water is extensively consumed here.

Landscaping in the middle of the lake and flowerbeds on the bank maintained by the Institute.

Friends,welcome here as always!


  1. Hari OM
    What a most delightful place!!! It is not uncommon, when we have such a change which creates an enormous emotional burst within us, to then fall ill - no matter the age... just think of how many folk take leave from stressful work and the minute the go on holiday, get sick in some way or other. It is the body releasing all the negativity, the only way it can!!! Hope you are starting to truly feel stronger now and that revisiting via your pictures will help restore some balance. YAM xx

    1. Thanks Yamini for revealing the positive aspect of the experience. I know it is going to take some time before my energy levels are restored!

  2. nice pictures Uppaji... esp the laughing Buddha one :-)
    Happy to see you after so long :-)

    Cheers, Archana -

  3. Wow! What a place to retreat oneself with healthy stuffs and natural ambiance? Hope a visit to this center will make anyone feel good and peaceful. Lovely capture and I really enjoyed these photos esp. the last one is a treat to sight. And also absolutely agree with you on the feel of sharing and I myself feel positive and energetic sharing with someone and blogging deserves to be one of the best.

    Hope you feeling aright from the ailment! Cheers

  4. I believe it was Mae West who said "Growing old ain't for sissies". At age 63, I'm beginning to recognize the truth in this statement!

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely photos at

  5. What an interesting place! I hope you're feeling better and learning how to get around the health issues.

  6. Thank you for participating in my challenge "nature-Thursday"
    I am pleased to see your contribution.
    You did it right.
    I link still manually and the backlinks are posted in the comment function.
    I hope, i see you again next thursday :-)
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings from Germany