Archive for February, 2012

Gauri and her cubs, Bandipur, 040212

February 28, 2012

It was nice to see Gauri, the tiger who gave birth to four cubs….we saw three of the cubs, too. As usual, it was past sunset, and quite low light when we saw them, but I managed these videos…



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Why is the Sambar watery? Bandipur, 040212

February 28, 2012

Sometimes, when I take a video, I get more behaviour than I bargained for….

Now you know!

Some videos from Nannaj, Maharashtra, 10 and 110212

February 28, 2012

Off to Ganeshgudi today, but after <LJ user=”prashanthchengi”> got my laptop working properly again (on Debian now, my windows are now closed!) I am slowly uploading videos of my Nannaj trip to YouTube.

Here’s the magnificent raptor, the

MONTAGU’S HARRIER
…this one’s a female…sitting on the grassland in the Nannaj Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary…

And this pretty bird was a lifer for

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and me…the

SPOTTED REDSHANK

as it strolled around in the waters of the lake…

We managed to get a lot out of the Nannaj trip, though it was very poorly organized. :))

 

Animation…

February 28, 2012

The irony is that this story is not out of a book…but it does show how a book can show movement!

 

Colours

February 27, 2012

 

Do black veils have all the colours in their hearts…
As well as over their heads?
Do their thoughts fly, over the skies,
In blues and greens and reds?
Or are they tied down, with strings attached,
To the black of the veils?
Will they soar, only when freed…
When the power of the anchors fails?

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Colours….

February 27, 2012

Do black veils have all the colours in their hearts…
As well as over their heads?
Do their thoughts fly, over the skies,
In blues and greens and reds?
Or are they tied down, with strings attached,
To the black of the veils?
Will they soar, only when freed…
When the power of the anchors fails?

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Not only in Bangalore…

February 27, 2012

I’ve been thinking that this phenomenon was iconic to Bangalore….

These are our “autos” …auto-rickshaws, an inescapable, convenient, irritating, frustrating method of transport in our city.

The guy at the back IS pushing the one in the front, sometimes to a fuel station, sometimes until the auto in front starts its engine with the momentum. The foot is then withdrawn. I have never seen by what form of signalling the auto guy in front requests the help of the auto guy at the back…ESP?

I posted this on Facebook, and I now realize that every Indian city seems to have this great “auto-foot assist” method of aiding movement!

Love…

February 26, 2012

“Journeys end in lovers’ meetings”, goes the saying…but journeys also start with lovers’ partings! I watched two lovers parting today, dealing with their joy in each other (no, I was not eavesdropping, they were in plain sight until the bus came to the bus stop!) , and their pain at parting…human emotion is so incredibly complex…I’ve not seen anything as sweet as the smiles they gave each other. Each smile was a kiss, and the moisture in the woman’s eyes at the end, hurriedly wiped away, spoke poetry to me. Love, in joy, in pain, is a magical thing.

The queue for god….

February 23, 2012

On Sivarathri day, I snapped this serpentine queue leading to a Shiva temple facing Madivala Lake: q for sivrtri 210212 It seems as if one needs to wait a long time even to see God, if it is a festival or auspicious day! Can one not go to another, less-crowded temple and meditate on Shiva? Can one not see Shiva in everything around one? These were the profound questions that occurred to me….I guess one needs an idol to focus on, sometimes.

Good to be back!

February 23, 2012

After weeks of difficulty, it feels so good to be back on LJ….and be able to comment on friends’ posts, too. Not having posted any funny signs here for a long time (I just add them to my album on Facebook, you can see my collection if you

click here

and

click here for Signs 2

…you need a Facebook account….)

I decided to add two just now…

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Can you make out what those last two are? And don’t miss the mug nodle, and the cron, and the warp…..

And here’s one for those who want to take sweet exercise….

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If you want to jog while eating jaggery, this is the precise word you need!