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

<a href="">Path</a>


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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Hi, I am Super-Moon

<a href=””>Tiny</a&gt;



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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<a href="">Chaos</a>

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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