Don’t Snowball


Sometimes you never learn until you accidentally find it, and you realise how wrong you have been all these days for the right thing to happen. Life has more to it than the good cubicle which devours the time of your life. There is more purpose to life than just the waiting game of success and chase.


The Good Old Letter Box

Look what have we done to the extent that today he is just waiting for people to drop in front of him and push the letter of message. Once upon a time he gladly used  to accept the message and carry it to your dearest souls sharing your emotions, well this must be amnesia now and I would honestly be very glad if you release an exclamation and say, “Hey!! one of these lies in the corner of our well known street”. Okay, so why don’t you pay respect to Mr. Letterbox who has been waiting into timeless.


Faith is on the other side

I have always wondered what is the difference between faith, belief and trust. I always tried to open the door across and pondered at the questions and the truth is I never do really know even today, for faith is to trust, trust is to firmly believe, belief is to trust and have faith. Okay, it may be a bit confusing but do not snowball this moment or me into your thoughts. Life is a learning process and I would be a student always trying to find my answers also meanwhile when I say “do not snowball me”, you hardly know anyone by their nature so take time to understand and do not pass your opinion.



The journey will never end until you want it to, the juggernaut has to balance on all the wheels. It has to be pulled with grace and do not challenge it for all that takes to tumble down is giving up on the balance. I love my life and  I am just a speck in the existence of this universe, I have a desire to know people and though the world will live tomorrow and after it is not late to make a start.

To the people who seem to wait like me for sharing a handshake, please pen your opinion as It does matter a lot. So long until next and by the way I am happiest for embarking soon into a beautiful new role.

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<a href=””>Elemental</a&gt;


It’s been really long seeing through this window, the work and the travelling has made me a bit lazy. Things have slowed down a bit, to make time for simple things is to schedule a task now.

However the positive is that I received a new gear from my wife and this is actually the first shot on wordpress, I think this flower was saying “hello – is it you looking at me?” on that rainy day when I clicked the photo.

I will add that the spiritual side of  flower is represented by white, what should I understand about the violet spots on the petals of the flower. I would love to watch how these small violet spots slowly submerged  and converged onto the petal, made it’s way up. These add to the tone and a flower which might be only around 3 cm’s in enirety has so much meaning.

Everything has a definite purpose, the complete and incomplete and only then the meaning is defined.

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Run like a …

I return today to share my experience today and must say for the first time I participated in a marathon. A public event eluded my participation for long, but when I witnessed the people running with so much of vibrancy and enthusiasm it did not take me long to get involved. The annual marathon which is held at Bangalore every year by TCS and other sponsorers has done a good job by getting people, old and young on a robust platform that is very challenging and as well as entertaining.

If not for the rich heritage of Bangalore the people would not have got together and come so far that too on a sunday morning. Personally I felt accomplished to run and challenge myself, I was not able to do the full monty  (10 Km) though. I ran 6km straight as the registrations for 10 Km had closed down prior to my attention, maybe next year Iwill beat my best this year.

The people ran for a cause, they ran motivated, they ran cheering, they ran happy, thay ran lucky like children with basket full of joy and in the end claimed their stance which they are going to be proud of for time to come. No run is similar and you need to understand the mechanics of your body for not to push too hard and not to speed. I was stressed under emotions, but this run has unhooked me and for sometime I havn’t been me. Now it is time, have got to get back and channel those mannerisms again.

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Blue Koi

<a href="">Earth</a>



Against all the odds is everyone’s survival, nature and mother earth have been so compassionate to us. We have left nothing unturned to fall short of exploiting the natural resources to the maximum and yet man doesn’t want to stop.

With so much of tree felling activities the rain gods have turned away and we are already bearing the brunt, listen it’s already not late. Learn to make mandatory small changes in yourself to preserve this nature for the future, remember not to point out where others are failing but start to correct yourself.
The image above relates to the elements of life, the colors are on the canvas but essentially it has to be in and around out daily lives. With your small change we can do a bit more for the generation and let me close by saying you have to be like never stopping small Blue Koi.
“Ever since that day, any fish that, like the little Koi, has the strength, courage and perseverance to go against the current and overcome difficulties, is rewarded by
being transformed into a beautiful Dragon Fish”.
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Pablo in Dhatrivana

<a href=””>Security</a&gt;

I love colors and I love to paint, but I feel my imagination is just semi powerful to paint and not a regular. Last week I had been to a resort on the outskirts of city along with my mother, I was longing for a break and my mother questioned me if I would join her and a group of Yoga practitioners for a day long outing. Initially I had apprehensions as losing out on the rest day but then I did not regret it.

The place we visited was “Dhatrivana”, the name sounded curious and I wanted to know what this place offered to us. We started early at 7 am in the morning, while the ladies were all jubilant and started singing in the bus which put me to a nice and pleasant sleep. I woke up to see ourselves in front of a Lord Anjaneya temple and paid my obeisance to him. I was feeling totally fresh away from the chaos of city with lush green cover and the fragrance of raw timber totally rejuvenated every bit of life.


Welcome – Man & Woman

As we reached Dhatrivana the above visual greeted us and we found ourselves in a old village house with around 5 acres of green plantation which comprised of Areca, Coconut and Mango Grooves. The best thing we enjoyed here was the breakfast and lunch served here,  would really add that I have tasted one of the best food in my life. I cannot explain the menu, though I am a foodie but do not have knowledge about the ingredients but I would really highlight that if you love South Indian delicacies then this is the place for you to explore and savor.


Green Cover

The day was well spent with few external activities and it was fun to get involved with my mother and play, I recalled how my mother saw me growing up and also the first few days when I scribbled numbers. She was my first teacher who made sure I learn something and that has to be perfect, it all looks so beautiful and I thanked god that he gave me this beautiful day again.

And I Quote – “My mother said to me , If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope. Instead, I was a painter and became Picasso.” – Pablo Picasso

My mother and father both of them equally painted this life for me and where does this put this in the challenge, what else you need for security? A family is all that needs to be secured and powerful.

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<a href=””>A Good Match</a>


When eyes meet eyes and hearts meet hearts, it is a match

When the sea kisses the sky and the sky skirmishes the sea, it is a match

When the sun touches the horizon and the horizon liberates the sun, it is a match

Happily married 25 Years ago, they had a very big garland of fresh red roses around the couples shoulders. It was their 25th anniversary today and the whole family was around them wishing and enjoying their time.

When I looked at uncle Nagraj, I thought he never looked different and he brought back those memories when he rode his Classic Yezdi Road king in our neighboring house.

In the convention hall a small LCD screen was showing their jovial memories from 25 years ago and I felt a pinch to realize that time swept away  so soon, nevertheless we witnessed those seasons too.

I went on top of the dais to wish the couple and wished Shoba aunty & Nagraj uncle happy times ahead.

Couples are precious and when you have something precious in life, you do not let it go. You do not forget to respect the match, Ah it’s a match.

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<a href="">Against the Odds</a>



Chase the light

A man’s greatest insecurity is his fear, if your belief in survival has changed into a threat perception then you might head in a downward spiral.

There you can see at the light at other end, the choice is again yours if it has to be your doom. How will you conquer your fear? Raise your hands and surrender or clench you fist and punch.

Running against all the odds and waking up to the challenges has to be your master key, Get Ready!!!

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Juxtaposition – The Path

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One at a time – @Mekedatu

Sitting inside my room and recalling the 2016 that has gone by, It has been a fantastic experience upfront professionally and personally. It’s Christmas time and everything is shining, white and cold but inadvertently everyone likes this festive season the most. Sharing a cup of hot coffee with family in the early morning and evenings is a jubilant time, wouldn’t you agree?


Waiting at IISC – “Grasshopper”

I remember somebody passed on to me a ball point pen long ago and told me if I write with it all my competitive exams would be good. I believed so much that it worked and after that period I had a penchant for people giving me pens, I wouldn’t ask one but when someone gifted me a pen I automatically elevated it to the belief of my success. Years have passed and many pens have changed but still a few remain special and locked. What your belief and guts can do is really magical and don’t let it sleep, keep kicking yourself and get that iron butt to set things straight.


Be Calm

It seems when you swim against the current, the rising waters bring out the best of the abilities in you. I swam and out in the deep blues I found my anchor, there is plenty to do and nothing is finished. I have few moments to share here from this year that is slowly about to dissolve into the timeless, 2016 I will miss you and thank you to all the people who have constantly been a motivation to present the best.


Formless, Yet cut through Rocks




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Baby, Go Relax

<a href=””>Relax</a&gt;


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

<a href=””>It’s Not This Time of Year Without…</a>


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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