Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Passion Fruits...


Sometime ago, my friend had given me some passion fruits which her parent had grown in her house. I had a great time making juice out of them and enjoyed it for two days.
You can also try it: Its passion fruits pulp, ginger and sugar all blended together with ice.
It was yum!

After making juice, I had tossed the seeds outside in my garden. But wallah! There came some healthy passion fruit vines from it.
I replanted them and was amazed at the speed with which they had grown to a full fledged plant, competing with my ivy gourd.
After a hot summer, there was no signs of flower or fruit in the plant. But last week, it surprised us by a lot of flowers and buds!








Saturday, June 4, 2016

In Bangalore...

Hi All,

Yet another day in Bangalore! Its so sad that this time not able to go anywhere outside office.
But I got some terrific pictures of our office campus...


















It was definitely good experience with the team in Bangalore. Learned a lot and worked a lot!!! But it will be worth it, I hope...










Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Beginnings...

Dear All,

Sorry that I stayed away for so long. I was going through a difficult time... 
I am hoping that I will be able to continue blogging from now on wards....
I wanted to restart on a day when it is raining so hard....
It is raining so hard now... 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

First time in the Capital City of My Country... Very Proud to be an Indian...













Hi All,

Its good to be back. I really missed my blogging days. Work is eating up most of my days now.
But the plus is I am able to travel a lot.

I had to go to Greater Noida recently. I got a chance to visit New Delhi on my way back since my return flight was from Delhi.

When I started from my home, I was very much disappointed that I won't be able see any places in Delhi in this trip because I was scheduled to stay in Greater Noida for only five days with no weekend in between. I went there on a Sunday. I reached Delhi around noon and from there I took a cab to Greater Noida and was not in a good health to roam around in Delhi.

While returning on the next Saturday, luckily my flight was scheduled at 1.30 PM. So I decided to take a little bit of risk and started early from Greater Noida. Normally It will take around 1 and half hours from Greater Noida to Delhi. So I started by little past 8 AM. I told the cab driver that I wanted to see two places- India Gate and Lotus Temple.

He took me to Lotus Temple first. It was so beautiful! A beautiful white lotus surrounded by a beautiful garden. Since it was a holiday and next day of Chidren's Day, it was super crowded. So I calculated that if I go inside, then I might not be able to go and see the India Gate. So i took some snaps from outside ( A good lady took my snap with the lotus temple in the background).

So happy that I could see the place and sad that I didn't have enough time to explore more, I started my journey to the India Gate.

It took a little more than 45 mins to reach India Gate. We got stuck in traffic a lot.

I got out of the cab and slowly walking towards the Gate, I didn't feel anything. I was shooing away instant photographers and clicking snaps in my camera.
But when I got near the monument, I stopped and looked up- it took my breath away. The feeling that came over me is not describable. It is a War Memorial- something whispered in my head. Yes! I know it is a war memorial! I had seen the India Gate numerous times in television, newspapers and heard lots also. Then why this structure in front of me is blocking my lungs! I felt elated, proud and speechless.

I circled the Gate and continuously clicked my camera. Some Jawans were erecting the multi-colored flags for some ceremony later that day. A soldier is shouting out instructions. The first snap of the Gate with the flags and the Sun shining beautifully is my proud shot.

I was planning to spend only 15 mins at the Gate. But I stayed more than 45 mins drowning my chances of seeing one more place in Delhi. Perfectly content and glad that I took the risk of visiting these places before my flight, I started for the Airport. But when I was standing in the queue for getting my boarding pass, I knew- I knew that this is a place to which I will return one day to see the other sights and experiences I missed this time... I surely will return...



Monday, August 4, 2014

Just raining...

Even though the rain is making life hard in some part of India, how could I hate the rain? Whenever I look outside the window when it is pouring like anything, How can I not love the rain? It is beautiful! The lush green, the playing wind, the deep dark clouds... How can I not love the rain! Oh, the monsoon.... The great dance of wind and water...Always brings a smile and a feeling of belonging...


Some great rain pictures from across India:

http://www.mathrubhumi.com/zoomin/rain-rain-come-again/374393/index.html

http://www.mathrubhumi.com/specials/rain/gallery/index.html




Rain washed greenery...




Kanchipuram...Land of thousand temples...