Replaced the photo. had forgotten I had intended to make this the photo of the day. Varamahalakshmi Puja.
Fashion obsession. After that blog I found... which just instead my craving for bright and stark images...
i've been eyeing this bag for a while. My friends... she has a huge collection. she wudn't miss this one. right tsu? :P
First off - the idea is absolutely copyrighted.
This was on an invite for a friend's engagement. Very original. Very cute. And very her. And maybe him too...
He is a CA and she is a doctor. They met, fell in love and the stars just aligned so that the families were a perfect match too. Touch Wood. Now they are getting engaged and I still can't believe it because - 1. she is a really good friend and it seems a little surreal. 2. Him. I've known him almost as long as i've known her and all the history. 3. Her. My best friend from school. getting married. doing the whole adult thing. this is really the advent of adulthood.
But then I stop over reacting and there is this big goofy smile still on my face and I realise i actually am really excited and happy for her. She makes me believe again. Almost.
Bangalore = IT City = back office of the world = outsourced centre = city that's awake 24 hours = white cabs at all hours = cab drivers.
These aren't like the cabbies of NY or anywhere in the world. I can't give you an exact figure but I'm sure there are over 5000 cab drivers in the city, ferrying people to work and back at all odd hours of the day and night.
Here is one, immortalizing the crowd. And a salut.
One among the pile on my bed. I finished it a long time ago. But i'm rereading it. What is the point of owning a book if you do not read it again? There are very few books that i've not opened again.
Recently, I did something extremely shocking - I went back to the store and sold some of the books I had. They were horrible. And I wouldn't ever reread them... But Shantaram... I love that book!! And I can't wait for the movie. Yes I know Johny Depp doesn't quite suit the image of Lin but hey it is depp :)
The other books I read often: To Kill A Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Watership Down... and I suddenly am wondering where my Diary of Anne Frank went?
The size of the pastries has sunk and the taste isn't quite the same anymore. I ordered a tiramisu for heaven's sake!!! What is all the raspberry sauce doing on it?! But it is still one of my fav places
Ganesh chaturthi is a long way off yet. But one never needs an excuse to organize a little event for any god, let alone Ganesha. The God of Opening Ceremonies, I'd call it.
The intelligent one, the wise one, the cunning one too I'm told according to some stories... he loves his food - particularly one sweet.
A story goes that one day he ate so much of that particular sweet - kadubu - that he found it really hard to walk home. So he grabbed a little mouse going by and used that as his chariot. Mid way, the mouse got spooked by a snake and jolted Ganesha off him. His stomach burst and all the sweets fell out. A furious Ganesha fixed himself up and then grabbed the snake to secure his stomach and the food inside.
The moon, who was looking at all this, found it hilarious and started to laugh. As Gods do, Ganesha got mad at this and cursed the moon. So on that festival where we celebrate Ganesha... if you look at the moon, apparently you too will be cursed. I love Indian Mythology. So many stories... even about how Ganesha got his elephant head. I've heard various versions of it but the one I grew up with was the one where Parvati created a little son off the dirt from her body to act as her bodyguard when she was off to take a bath.
The little boy stood at the door, guarding her, when her husband came home and tried to enter. They fought cuz well... the boy didn't know who the guy was right... and the husband, who was a God as well - Shiva, the destroyer - promptly cut the boy's head off. And then Parvati came out, clean and fresh and sees the boy without his head and promptly got mad.
Shiva then had to order his disciples to go find a head for the boy, which had rolled off or whatever and the head had to to be facing east. And the only head they found was an elephant's. And they got it back. A head's a head... and so Ganesh, Vakratunda, Vigneshwara... was born.
If you've a different version of the story, plz plz do tell :-)
So here I was all set to go off to sleep and I see my shoes as I'd left them... I could imagine a pair of legs above them... a sleek woman crossing her feet. The position of the shoes - though not what exactly I wanted to capture - is so feminine...
Finally the shot I wanted!!! Though I wanted to get out of the car and stand in the middle of the road and take this shot. These are some of the trees that are proposed to be cut down. Morons. Of course that little car coming in slightly ruined the idea of my photo but it still looks rather cool... I love this road late at night, with these really old trees forming a canopy. they are so huge that it would take about 3 of me to hug it.
this, my darlings, is old bangalore.
a quick stop at cafe for a bite before heading home after a night of clubbing. of course, this is the cindrella city which means our stops are around midnight... and this quick stop involved valet parking cuz hey the only places open beyond 11.30 here are the really classy, expensive ones who can afford the fees...
I would've taken a pic of the crowd but... i don't remember why i didn't. crowded than i've ever seen it... couples, groups, duos, trios, meetings and more... it doesn't matter how many stars the hotel has got... this place always holds charm.
Someone pissed me off enough today to deliberately put up a picture of alcohol. Why is there all this perception about women and how they should be? Blah.
Anyway, pepsi in kingfisher and the kingfisher in... well, a beer mug :-) Peaceful weekend, if not happy.
I feel a little lost these days without my slr. I love my lil phone. brilliant quality. But i miss the bringing the camera upto your eye and getting the bird's eye view of what you want to capture. The door, the pole and the meter was what caught my attention. Hell... I probably wouldn't have had time to experiment there in the traffic either... which is why most photos are still on my trusty N79.