Weekend walk along the frozen (!) river


A river cuts through rock, not because of its power but due to persistence ~Jim Watkins


Time is like river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life. ~Unknownweekend49_4

I wanted to capture some photos containing repetitions during my walk along the river today. Strange but I could not see any pattern. Am I a bad observer? Anyways the temperature was not very promising and so after a while I gave-up and enjoyed my walk  capturing what I found different 🙂

Hope you like the images.



Relieved for now!

I would like to contribute to Becca’s Nurturing Thursday theme (on Monday due to valid reason) with one of my favourite quotes:

Wherever you go, go with all your heart ~ Confucius

With all busyness during my vacation in Decembe I managed to buy a few books. One of them was “Parv” (Epoch/age) written by Dr. S.L.Bhyrappa based on epic “Mahabharat”. It was originally written in Kannada. I got it’s marathi translation by Uma Kulkarni.

For last two weeks apart from doing obligatory chores at home and at office, I spent my time in reading this 700+ pages novel.

Right from my chidlhood days I had read/heard stories related to Mahabharat. Almost 2 decades ago after reading/spending time on “Yugant” by Dr. Iravati Karve and “Vyasparv” by Durgabai Deshmukh I got real interest in various characters of the great epic.

After hearing about “Parv” by Bhyrappa I had but one aim to get it and to read it. Parva is unique in terms of the complete absence of any episode that has the element of divine intervention found in the original. This is what I like most. It seems more real than the version I had read/heard before.

The book has been translated in many languages including in English  with title “Parva: A tale of War, Peace, Death, Love, God and Man ” by Tr. K. Raghavendra Rao.

I would love to hear about your experience with this book or in general on Mahabharat!

Happy reading!

Weekend travelling: A journey from blur to abstract

Once a year,  go someplace you have never been before ~Dalai Lama


These pictures were taken while travelling through one of the beautiful roads in Norway. The storm, strong winds, curvy roads and lack of sufficient light made it very difficult to get a proper photograph. Anyways I got into adventure and now we see the results.

I have not been part of black and white photo challenge but here are my entries. Instead of black and white they are more like monochrome. The images have blue tint rather than pure white due to snow I guess.

I would love to here your comemnts on these images. Are they really abstract or they reveal all details. Do share your ideas.

Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

part of WPC: Transformation


Glimpses of Hong Kong

In Hong Kong the number of tall modern buildings are so many that it seems impossible to take a picture of any place without interference of another structure. I tried and I failed. I am going to live with it. I have taken some lovely shots with reflection but will keep them for another post.

In my free time I decided to travel to Hong Kong island and visit 3 places

  • The Victoria Peak
  • Man Mo Temple
  • Zoological and Botanical gardens

I took the peak tram to go up and bus number 15 to come back to town. The Victoria peak is a typical tourist spot. From the top one gets nice view of Hongkong island and of Kowloon side. It was a warm day with clouds.

Then I visited the 150 years old Man Mo temple. A small temple premises near the hectic financial district. The giant hanging incense coils are very special.

Finally I visited the zoological and botanical garden to take some rest and fresh air.

This is my fourth post on Hong Kong trip! The earlier posts are just a click away!




Season’s Greeting!

Trust that everything happens for a reason, even when you are not wise enough to see it ~Opprah!

Due to various reasons I was not on wordpress for couple of days! And I missed Nurturing Thursday this week.

I hope my reader’s are doing good. In a day or two I will visit your blogs to check wonderful posts 🙂

I hope the hindu’s or even others who celebrated Diwali had good time with family, friends and sweets ( isn’t food one of the important part of any festival). Diwali days were during working days this year but hope you were in festive mood. Here is a picture from our pre-Diwali feast. A pie made from special (sour) Norwegian apples.


My first entry for this week’s photo challenge: glow

Weekend Special 41: Guilt-free

It was cloudy and raining on and off until yesterday. We decided to go for hiking in the morning as the skies were clear and temperature around 13 C. We had around 3 hours in hand of which we used 2:15.

A beautiful river. The near by glacier supplies non-stop water.
Walking into dense woods.
Wild plum trees along the road.
An abandoned barn.
Dried wild flowers. Nature is getting ready for Winter.
Looking back.

As I mentioned in my earlier post,  I donot have my camera with me and pictures were taken with Samsung s3. We covered distance of 8 km and walked upto height of 450 m above sea level. In the last leg the inclination was 12 %. We were tired but not exhausted. ( In last three days we have walked around 20 km 🙂 ).

Note: I forgot to take pictures of the many cattle grids we had to cross. I wonder if they work for sheeps! Has anyone of you seen a sheep crossing cattle grid?

Tomorrow I will be travelling again. Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.