Word Forever

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The Immortal Tree

Everyone has a story to sing in this life and if you are one of those who have taken the long road which were full of challenges, when you reach that high note there is no doubt you will love how you arrived there. I take a moment to bow at you people who agree with me over this.

This photo is showing you a fossil of a tree which is around 2000 years old, and I wonder If it would have the power to speak then she would have told us what happened past her in this millennium.

 

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I want to see Aboslem on top

My childhood was full of excitement and I loved reading fantasy books, even today I would love to meet goblins, elves, wizards and witches. I would love to open the door under a big tree which would lead me to a endless journey of merriment and fun. Maybe on the road I might see the big giant spinning endless cones of cotton candies and sweets.

Why not believe? I would really love to see the world upside down.

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Forever

Want to quote Machiavelli ” The promise given was a necessity of the past, the word broken is a necessity of the present”.

If you make a commitment please stand by it and do not fool yourself, the people around you are more precious than the pleasures of life.

You will earn a ton or someone may owe you a ton, but try to remember the values a person may have sacrificed for you.It might be easy to break a moment which will be the only thing you might want to cherish again.

 

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To the Edge & Back

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It has been more than two long months since my previous post and for the first time in as many years I have taken a break from blogging. I had a hectic schedule travelling to different places and also winding up few things on the professional front.

Saying that I am really pleased that the Gods have smiled down on all of us, after 20 long years we were able to pay a visit to our ancestral deity and it is so curious to me as how our roots traced back to Goa.

Yes, Goa is a party paradise but there is another face of Goa which is full of divinity and serenity. Though we had only 72 hours with us and the main purpose for us was to complete some religious duties, next time we promise to look into more of this exquisite destination.

My point of view has been a short trip to Goa and they got captured here, the quality of Images may not be great as I have not yet got a SLR, but that’s on my agenda now.

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Freedom is Escapade

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I kept on looking at my watch until the minute hand touched twenty minutes past seven on the morning of 25th June, I geared up my saddle bags on the bike, the tank was filled to the brim, the bike was checked for its flaws and set for the ride. As usual my mother was looking at me with concern, my father was smiling from the balcony and while my mother slowly mentioned ride with caution and that got registered. I pushed my bike out of the gate and with the right leg waist high gently pushed the kicker once, the needle in the ammeter fluctuated in the middle and indicated battery charged man, one more gentle kick, the compression’s and combustion’s  fired Benakas thumps.

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Benaka at Kokeri

I was riding to the event organized by the Royal Enfield at Kokeri, Coorg for all enthusiastic bikers and the lid earned the first decal of this marquee ride which is something special and I will always remember. As I rode on the highway from Bangalore towards Mysore I came across many other riders heading towards the same destination, though I was riding alone. When I reached the outskirts of Mysore the company grew,i saw the whole gang saddled up and waiting to hit the roads. They had gathered so that the rest could join with all the cruisers, cafe racers, classics, Thunderbird’s and the new Himalayan’s were all there with their crusaders for the voyage. It might be a bit exaggerating to describe it in this manner but this is indeed the reality.

Of all the chivalry that you would come across in your life, take a note of a rider when you come across and see what he adorns, see what it takes to be a rider. To ride on a bike and travel along needs some discipline and guts, its not about speed, it’s the man who bikes. Saying all this we started in the afternoon at 12:00 pm towards coorg, I would like to tell you that if you believe that nature is mother then you will see her in exuberance at coorg. The valley of Coorg is so beautiful, the landscapes, the mountains, the people, the forest cover, the ambiance, the food and the list goes on. Every time I visit here, I see a new place and do not get disappointed at all of seeing something which i have already done and I vow to come back again.

The stretch between Hunsur and Gonikoppal goes through a reserve forest and is one of the best scenic routes to ride on a bike. After all the roads that wind up and down, curve in and out, the thrill of riding along the next stretch is just fantastic. It started to rain and the down pour was a bit heavy enough to drench us, with few pit stops we made it to our paradise at four in the evening. The majestic hills of Tadiandamol welcomed my sight, it was a stunning visual and immediately the hands reached out for the camera.

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Jungle Mount Camp

The riders were all exhausted but not the spirits, a quick registration followed and everyone was allotted their tent in the outdoor. It was to be shared by two each, a few pegged their own tents and looking at the procedure I just thought of getting one on my next ride. After getting to know the neighbors and others the food followed us, the gibberish talks started, their was laughter and fun everywhere. The party lasted deep in the middle of the night and that was something which never ended too.

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El Loco Bulleteer

The next day we had some off-roading event to ride those burly bikes in the slush, few brave-hearts completed the challenge of doing it. You can partner with anyone and everyone, like the trust that builds between the road and the rider. You create partnerships to last, when you take a walk down the memory such special moments will lighten you up. When you partner someone, you exchange ideas, you exchange smiles, you exchange life and it is the memories of these beautiful people which will be limitless. I did my part and will continue to do so, until next time.

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Escapade

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Show me the Road

I like this picture of myself standing beside the road which curves in,

That moment on the road when you are all alone and find it,

That moment on the road when you want it to stay,

That moment on the road when you smile for yourself,

That moment says i have come,


Riding has been a passion, i am waiting for the next 36 hours and so is  Benaka, together we will wander into the escapade.

A Royal Enfield marquee ride, Escapade Coorg.

 

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Shiva

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According to me art plays a very important role in knowing the history of a place, to preserve it forever requires pure devotion. I came across this beautiful sculpture last week when I  visited the city of Vadodara and it belongs to the 5th Century A.D. What created an impact is the sculpture looks the same whenyou see it from behind, it’s an exact symmetry inch by inch.

As i always say, when you want to create a substantial form out of a rock you need pure devoted hands and a soul which relentlessly essyas its work day in and day out. I hope you all like it and please protect your national heritage sites.

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Deliberate Sparse

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I like to share a small experience we had last year at Nandi Hills, it was a cloudy day and a good one to ride down there. A time well spent with views which are worth to watch and in the middle of all this, we were walking up the hill and i noticed a monkey lying on the boundary of a water reservoir (infact he noticed us).

My wife was having a bottle of mango drink in her hands and he advanced towards her so hurriedly, i just wanted him to refrain from attacking us. It’s a bit hilarious when i think of it, because my wife gently dropped the bottle and he immediately started to work on it.

 

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Earth-“lings”

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I remember that our Earth looks blue and white from the outer space hanging somewhere between that thing called gravity or something that binds it. Just imagine if this huge ball starts to dance on it’s own, things may go out of hand and we could just tumble out. Well we never want that to happen for she is so protective of all of us and saving up her energies for us to survive in this universe.

She has given us and identity and we so called earthlings yet exploit her to the maximum without caring a much about the natural resources which are so precious to survive.The flora, fauna, animals, nature and countless other elements of nature have to be preserved for our future generations to come.

You have to understand her as she has understood all of us, take a pledge and join hands to make that small change for the future.

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Keep Going into the Sunset

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Sunset at The Beach

Sunset is the most fascinating phenomenon that repeats every 24 hours, this time of the day is very positive because one thing is for sure as everyone wants to go back home and wind up.

It gives you a sense of accomplishment, it makes you think about the rights and wrongs, it makes you plan ahead for the next day. This moment says I am here for you today and i will come back again tomorrow with a new day, you might fail someone or something but this moment will not fail you.

To me the future holds a very special treasure and each day is a key to unravel it. I want to watch beautiful sunsets and wish for a beautiful future, I am not worried about challenges as it will make me more wise and also set a learning path for others to follow.

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Future is being Successful

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NH – Bangalore – Davangere

Future is like a wide and broad road right in front of you, you don’t know whats coming for you and you don’t know what to expect. You do not know what lies ahead, yet you move  ahead with confidence.

You have to be better than before and be persistent, do not loose the sight of your goal and destination. The road ahead is very clear and what can you make out of it is what matters the most. You want to see the world, go out and grow with the world for success ain’t gonna be very easy my friend.

 

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Nature @ Mekedatu

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Right above this article is my attempt towards  poetry,  what I want to convey is you never give up on life come whatsoever. Life offers you so many challenges and you be ready for it. You go to be as gentle as the water that flows between the mighty boulders, can you imagine when in rapids you learn how to deal with the rough waters not the strong boulders.

You got to be that lone single tree on top of the mountain which every one aims to reach, be it rains or sun you never back down. You have to know even though there is no one around you, you have the strength to be there and stay there.

The above snapshots are from my ride on good Friday to mekedatu at Kanakpura and 106 clicks away from the city of Bengaluru, as mighty as the Jesus who taught me “Oh Mother, I will make everyday as new”.

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