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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Church ruins...Shettyhalli Posted by Hello

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...Bisle ghats Posted by Hello

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View point...Bisle Posted by Hello




"What is lovely never dies, but passes on to other loveliness"

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Divine tunnel....as seen from Bisle Posted by Hello




"Be still sad heart and cease repenting,
Behind every dark cloud is the sun still shining"

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Lakkavalli... Posted by Hello




"Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep"

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Someshwara temple... Posted by Hello


There are supposedly more than 200 temples which are over 700 years in Bangalore and Kolar districts alone. I happened to visit one such temple at Mulbagal,the Someshwara temple. This is supposedly over 700 years old and but its in a pathetic state. Forget being protected under Indian monuments act, this is not even protected under The Karnataka Monuments act. Like all such monuments, it has become a haven for rowdy elements and you can see splintered glass, cards strewn all around the place.

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Meghadoot... Posted by Hello


The gale that blows eternally their guide,
High over the mountains the clouds divide
In parted masses, like the issuing smokeof incense
by the lattice-meshes broke:
Scattered they float, as if dispersed by fear,
Or conscious guilt spoke retribution near;
Their just award for showers that lately soiled
Some painted floor, or gilded roof despoiled

-- a piece from Kalidasa's Meghadoot

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Thursday, September 16, 2004

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Om.. Asatoma Sadgamaya
Tamasoma Jyoti Gamaya
Mrityoma Amritam Gamaya


From delusion lead me to Truth
From darkness lead me to Light
From death lead me to eternal life.

--Sanskrit prayer

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

....... Posted by Hello

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Courage under fire

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One country one god
one caste, one mind
Brothers all of us
without difference
without doubt

this slogan coined by Veer Savarkar on Indian festivals became a unifying factor for all Indian students during the struggle for independence. The man who brought out authentic information regarding what the British termed as the Sipoy mutiny, which is now famous as the First war of Indian Independence, the man who made this book reach thousands of people world wide, the man who spent sixteen years in the cellular jail at Andaman for provocative speeches and sedition, is now being branded as a coward by a silly politician to please his leader!

Are we forced to brand our freedom fighters based on which political party that is backing them. Is this why they gave up their lives, spent horrendous time in jails fighting for our future ? Is this the way we have to pay tribute to all their sacrifices?
Ok, you might have a choice of Congress, BJP, Janta party etc., but do we have to necessarily accept the party’s stance and force ourselves to brand our heroes based on the stance taken by these parties for their own political gains? All these political parties have an agenda and they stoop to any means to appease the clan that is backing them..but why adopt the stance that these partymen take? As Indians, it is our duty to independently oppose any person who bring disregard to our freedom fighters.
Don’t get me wrong and brand me a saffronist. As a responsible citizen of India I condemn those who bring disrespect to the people who sacrificed their lives in attaining freedom to the nation. Be it the despicable remarks of Mani Shanker Iyer on Savarkar, be it the silence of Sonia Gandhi when her irresponsible minister creates tantrum, or the stance of the BJP which doesn’t consider Gandhi as the father of the nation or whenever it tries to glorify Nathoram Godse.
Get this straight, you wont be branded as a saffronist if you protest the Congress’ stand on Savarker or as a congressite if you protest the BJP trying to gain political mileage out of this, but I strongly advocate that it the duty of every Indian to protest independently whenever our heroes are brought under fire.

signing off with

“down down Mani Shanker Aiyer
down down Sonia Gandhi”


photo and slogan courtesy: www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/vds.htm


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Saturday, September 11, 2004

"Twaai"....poor Hande was not used to hostelites' pranks..
KK and myself executed it to perfection as Vinayak and Guru look on Posted by Hello

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Friday, September 10, 2004

Majestic under pass...right hand drive...was this the earliest signs of Americanization? Posted by Hello

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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Bandh....

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the inert street, the sleeping cart
been a dormant day, see a movement at last
the senses, anxious, glued to the aged window..
just a flutter of the poster and
the street's dark shadow....
is this the ego of the crown
or that of the men in saffron?
for the pupils' wasted season
a day killed for no reason

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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Monster at Pondy Posted by Hello




"The best way out of difficulty is through it"

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Sunday, September 05, 2004

Pondy...Johnny taking Shinde's snap Posted by Hello

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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Kuduremukh...dawn  Posted by Hello

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Kuduremukh peak... Posted by Hello




"If you wish to reach the highest, start from the lowest"

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My passion....
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Kuduremukh...on the way back...this is closest to my heart from this trek's collection...waited and captured Vinayak, Guru and Hande..felt as though they were moving inside a painting...KK is missing though....

"The poetry of the earth is never dead"

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