Baby, Go Relax

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When I saw the caption of this weeks challenge, I am able to recall a dialogue in Italian Job which was like “Baby, Go Relax”. If you have watched the movie, it’s a very good entertainer with some high speed car chase and a grand heist.

I have handpicked few moments from my collection where I will co-relate with the theme. These are exceptional and though it will be an herculean task to filter the whole diary, nevertheless these moments were hay under the sunshine.

I love animals and currently our home is a home to five felines, they come and go to grab the grub. These kittens look a bit grown, however they were like these a few weeks ago and don’t you agree how relaxed they are in arms.

The year is coming to a end and overall it has been a very tremendous timing, awaiting for many more.

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Thunder on Tarmac

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One of the highlights of this year has been my ride to the Royal Enfield event at Coorg.        I am not a hardcore rider, but when it comes to riding on long tarmac I very much disciplined and enjoy it to the most. Over the last 6 years Benaka has never disappointed me and he gives me that extra thunder to ride him to new places always.

Meeting new people who share the same enthusiasm as you in such events is the factor which you look out for, you meet some really good bikers who can give you some real good tips – be it modification on bikes or riding techniques. All of us have a channel where we feel the freedom and it is second to none, the weak man will always be confined within his limits trying to dominate the strong and this space is not for the faint hearted.

Benaka is waiting to belt the long tarmac again and we will end this year on a high!!!

 

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Hi, I am Super-Moon

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Super-moon 13 November 2016

My fantasies have no limits when I watch the limitless night sky, a longtime eluding dream is to watch the space with millions of stars and able to photograph it.

A super cosmic object the moon looks so tiny from our land, I have captured this image through a small digital camera and it does not have a powerful focus but has helped to record the celestial moment.

Maybe that perfect shot is still waiting for a new rising.

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Innondu

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When we were in Delhi long ago and I would not know how to tie my shoe laces, that was a very complicated time in the morning and my father would address me how to tie the knot. It’s wonderful how as a child you try to learn from the environment around you, today when I recall those moments one more pleasant time was my mother feeding me dinner in the night. The dinner would close with a handful of curd rice with a pinch of salt and pickles which is a taste only the South Indian’s relish the most, when i would be full to the brim my mother would say “Innondu” which means one more morsel and who could refuse that morsel from the mother.

Cut to today and reaching office in the chaotic traffic is an enormous task, the nutheads who do not respect road rules add to these woes of chaos more. However, you need to be patient and have sane head always to do everything as you wish. My images would not relate to the scene of chaos today just because I want to spread a message of being positive, last week I celebrated the festival of lights in my native place and it was a very memorable time with the extended family.

I want to close with this word “Innondu” continues even today, whenever you feel that you had it enough with a situation. You should stop, believe and breathe to receive…

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“Deekay” – –

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Memories come back, what doesn’t come back are the situations those memories hold. You want to keep the good one’s and you try to forget the bad one’s, in reality you should really try to overcome the bad memories as it will strengthen your core values. Few years ago things were really easy and it did not need much effort to give up  and enjoy those weekends full of divine leisure.

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Raining up in the Mountains

Today times have straightened up, I will not crib that those times of past are not here anymore but life has taken a more crucial turn and now I organize serious things around my life to mobilize better.  Towards the broader perspective it is more important to be up with the sun and keep running towards a new challenge. I want to highlight the fact that when you feel challenged and you delve into yourself with more passion the only challenger you have to beat is yourself.

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Dear Friend

Look at the rising sun and see what he has to offer, look at the people and gain every bit of that knowledge from them. I would say if you have to learn you would learn it also from an animal who is unconditional when you offer your care for them. One of the moments I really miss now is our pet who left us 5 years ago  and crossed the golden rainbow, I really mean it when I say he did made a big impact in our lives and wherever he is I think he connects to us somewhere.

I am full of passion when it comes to things which I want to do for myself and for the people who believe in me and my family has always been there in the front to support and motivate, then apart from my family there have been my friends who have inspired “Deekay” to be always to be on top. A special thanks to all my dear friends and be it black or be it white, this life would have been a bit less colorful without you guys.

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Leaves

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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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