March 16, 2007

Things To Do - (3)

Watch Aurora australis/Aurora borealis.

March 13, 2007

Things to learn - (1)

More dance steps !!

Joy in small things - (2)

Travelling in a khatara bus and listening to hindi songs cassestte in which small dialogues from movie precedes the song reminiding you the good ol days :)

Doctor's marriage!!

Recently been to Mathura to attend a friend's marriage. That was over all a good trip. One thing that stands out is that during the course of the trip I used almost all modes of transportation on land and air. The trip started from Hyderabd on 9th march and culminated back to Hyderabad on 12th march.Hyderbad - (by flight) -> Delhi - (by car) -> Mathura - (by bus) -> Agra - (used cycle riksha when in the town, by train) -> Hyderbad (by auto back to residence)!!

It was nice attending doc's marriage at Mathura on 10th night. Here is wishing all the best and a very happy married life to you Doc and Kopal!!

Joy in small things - (1)

When you drink water like this :)

image couretsy

March 12, 2007

Tajmahal - The Engineering Marvel!!

"Magnificent" was the word came into my mind as soon as I saw this view of The Taj. Asthetic beauty apart, did you know that The Tajmahal is a symmetric structure. Not only the main structure but other accompanying structures are symmentrical to the main building. Its very clear from its floor plan. Only thing that is out of proportion in the whole scheme is the grave of Shah jahan, wchich was added later. Taj mahal is one of the finest example of beauty and only after you see this you can appreciate its true beauty, both asthetic and technological.

Entry in the wikipedia mentions that their wasnt a single architect but this project demanded talent from many people. Same entry mentions that the whole project could had been costed more than $300 million. The poet Edward Lear once wrote: “ The population of the world is divided into two categories. Those who have seen the Taj Mahal, and the others”. I am happy to belong to former category :).
The inspiration behind the tajmahal ,as that say, is the love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz, and after visiting Tajmahal, I also think that such a beautiful structure couldn't have originated but from the most beautiful emotion - "Love" !!

floor plan courtesy

March 6, 2007

Being a mother !!

Means having a job most challenging, full of responsibility and accountability and if done properly , the most fulfilling and satisfying one. This post is for Prashanti, a good colleague and Shweta, a very dear friend, both of them are entering into motherhood.
Richard Branson, Lance Armstrong , Jack Welch and Subroto Bagchi, among others have attributed their success in one form or other to their respective mothers. Parenting is a full time job and the role of mother, between two of the parents, is more important because of obvious reasons.
I strongly believe that it is the foundation of childhood upon which one’s personality, behaviour, character is built. Its during childhood you got to inculcate values, ethics, integrity, strength of character in your kids, so that they grow up to become a good, disciplined and responsible citizen.I am sure you’ll raise your kids to be a great human being before they become a good engineer/ doctor/ model/ singer/ sports person/media person/ politician/ writer/ actor.
Here is wishing you both all the best.