Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Racing raindrops...

It's been raining away the entire week...and "racing raindrops" is what my mind calls out every time I look outside a window :)

Something that rang in my head for quite sometime, finally putting it in black & white...

Racing raindrops - Clicked at Srinagar, June 2013

Racing raindrops over the window sill
Flowing one after the other; never keep still
You choose a 'drop'; a very special one
and hope it wins the run.

Racing raindrops over the window sill
Zig, Zag, and making turns,
Down and down goes your 'drop' in a frenzied pace
Suddenly it halts, as if holding its breath.

Racing raindrops over the window sill
Your 'drop' stands still and so does time...
You wonder what its thinking; all frozen as it shines
Does it think this race is futile,
A meaningless means to an obvious end?
Or does it know it has to flow,
Down and down till it dares to go...

Racing raindrops over the window sill
Your 'drop' sits there glistening, brooding,
Till another drop joins it...
Misty, shiny, raring to go.
And without a moment's loss, together they flow.
Faster and stronger,
Racing down again.

Racing raindrops over the window sill
Your 'drops' flow down
And out of sight
You know they have joined the blue pool down
And you sigh.
Never got time to bid goodbye...
So you just look up at the window sill
and choose yet another 'drop'
You make it your 'drop', a very special one
and hope it wins the run.

~Written on 3rd September 2014 #Original

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wordless Wednesday : एकला चालो रे...

Clicked at Badami Temple walkway, Karnataka, June 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

People I admire

The more you read about him, the more you find him enchanting. Mr. Rahul Dravid :) Although I was will always (be) a self confessed Dada fan, Dravid has this absolute honest-to-goodness quality I almost everyone finds irresistible...
And in a "jamana" of instant gratification, the man who speaks on patience is a man to look up to and adore indeed!

Rahul Dravid on “Patience”

“When I’m requested to speak to youngsters I like talking about this phase of my life and liken it to fascinating plant: The Chinese Bamboo. You can take a Chinese bamboo seed and plant it in the ground, water and nurture the seed for an entire year & not even see a single sprout. Infact, you’ll not see a sprout for 5 years. But suddenly, a tiny shoot will spring from the ground. And over the next 6 weeks, the plant can grow as tall as 90 feet. It can grow as fast as 39 inches every 24 hours. You can literally watch the plant grow.
What was the plant doing during these 5 years, seemingly dormant period, it was growing its roots. For 5 full years it was preparing itself for rapid, full growth. Without this root structure, the plant simply couldn’t support itself for its future growth. Some would say the plant grew 90 feet in 6 weeks, I would say it grew 90 feet in 5 years & 6 weeks”
PS: Saw some link on fb and suddenly realized how much I respect and admire this person :)
PPS: That's not to say I am a lesser fan of Ganguly now...once a 'Dada'giri fan, always a 'Dada'giri fan ;)
It's just that they are two vastly different people and I somehow "relate" and identify more to Dravid's outlook as a person :-))

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Random Thought #8

Loved this thought. Had to go on the blog :

"How I wish there was a perfume with the fragrance of a book..." B-) Aaaah :-)) #Bliss [Idea from here]

PS: A series of original random thoughts that are concise...or may be I am just too lazy to follow up with longer text...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

DIY : Mosiac Glass bottle

Q : What to do when boredom calls and you need a quick daily shot of inspiration @your desk?
A : Put a used flavoured-milk glass bottle and your ageing glass colours to good use.
A simple  DIY :

Pretty, ain't it? Sits happily @my desk B-)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

GoT Character Quiz

Ah! Though I would've loved getting Dany Targaryen, but this is not too bad ;-)

Take the quiz here 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

चुकली दिशा तरीही... : Day#30/30

Last day! :)
Want to post this poem, by  Vinda Karandikar, just to keep reminding myself...

Loosely translated the poem means :
(I had to google and think quite a bit for the equivalent words...translation is a difficult task! Promise, I won't laugh at Google translate the next time around ;-) )

"All is not lost; even though the way is lost;
For a wanderer, every star is his friend.

I walk ahead, because I want to go on;
In the stupor of this pace, the roads seem all alike.

For those who fear the storms, I have this to say :
Once you break the sails, all winds are favourable!

I have torn the fate mapped by proud destiny;
And embers of the past now lie extinguished.

Even if you lose the way, you still stand under the same sky,
One who realizes this, can go anywhere.

Hope and hopelessness matter to the cautious;
The unguarded need not fear these cinders..."

Image taken from somewhere on the Internet