Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Rajmachi

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We went dirt biking. To Rajmachi. It has been closest to a trek I have done in quite a while. I love the Sahyadri's. The black rock. The wild landscape.

The village was peaceful. We ate some home cooked rice bhakri's, mixed batata bhaji and some phodni-che-varan. Slept on a saravlela mud floor. There was a cool breez blowing. Morning was peaceful. Some poha and sweet tea. Small talk. Fresh morning. The fort in front of us, ablaze in the morning light. We took a walk to a small lake. Sat in an old old shiv mandir for some time. Spent time trying to hit small frogs in the mandir kunda with tiny pebbles. Lazed around. On our way back we met Rajesh.


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Note : all photos with SE W800i camera phone.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

reflections

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At Thane, Rajesh's house. stoned and into the music.

"Reflection leads to comprehension,
Comprehension leads to acceptance,
Acceptance leads to forgiveness,
Forgiveness leads to tranquility..."
(as seen on my friend AR's blog)

In certain circumstances, yes. Reflection does lead to comprehension. And comprehension leads to acceptance. Acceptance leads to peace. Sometimes (rarely) you have to forgive others. Sometimes (more often) you need to forgive yourself. And then sometimes (mostly), things have nothing to do with right or wrong.
In all the complex web of events happening around us, acceptance of things one has no control over, is what makes it easier to take on life with all its uncertainities. As you live more, more you realise the difference and the importance between a life of anger and a life of peace to be really yearning the latter ...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

the old life

The old life.
school friends. school. that was a life to remember.

Ajju, Dukku & Chati. Ajay got married recently - I didnt attend. It was pretty nice of him to forgive me. But then all of them have always been very forgiving about me & all the things I keep doing.

I had a very nice time in school. In fact, mostly, I have been having a pretty nice time here. hehe.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

revisited

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Time passes so quickly sometimes. Especially when it's a race against time. Lots of things get done. Life shifts positions by larger quantums. But there is a sense of loss too. The sense of time not lived. I guess that's the price we have to pay. I guess, like all things related to this world, a balance is what is required.

I guess it makes one realise the importance of the time actually lived ... of the every moment one can remember. Not too much might have got done. But that is the life one can remember well, and fall back on to, for perspective.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

local train

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A new set at flickr : 'local train'.
This is work done last year for Dombivilli Fast. Finally I put it up.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

My Numerology Profile ...

(what say ?)

OVERVIEW

There are several sides to your character but your energy is primarily pointed in two contrary directions. A good part of you is probably strong and practical, interested in the business world or similar material activities, but another side of you is free-spirited and adventurous -- at least in spirit but often in fact -- and doesn't want to feel restrained in any way. During your youth and young adulthood, you'll try to balance your need to take care of your material needs and ambitions with your need to do your own thing with as little sense of responsibility as possible. You'll probably sometimes take care of one and sometimes the other, but rarely to your complete satisfaction. As you get older, you'll probably learn how to balance your ambitious, practical side with your free-spirited side so that you can feel comfortable with both.


YOUR HARDWORKING, BUSINESSLIKE WAYS -- AND YOUR OCCASIONALLY RIGID MANNER

Your 4 Life Path And 8 Soul Urge

You were born with the potential to work long, hard and patiently. If there's a job requiring a good deal of time, much difficult work and careful attention to detail, you can probably do it well. One of your major lessons in life is to learn the advantage of using system and order. You may choose a line of work in which your systematic approach can be developed. You're likely to be good at establishing new routines and maintaining existing ones.

You probably have strong material needs along with your executive and administrative abilities. You are likely to want a life of wealth, success and power. You would prefer running your own business or, at the least, playing a significant role in some commercial venture. Your desire for money and possessions is probably seen in your personal life as well as in your career.


YOUR SOCIAL AND CREATIVE TALENTS -- AND HOW YOU SCATTER YOUR ENERGIES

Your 3 Expression And 3 Birthday

Along with the practical side that is such a major part of your character, there's another side which also contributes to your general makeup although it's of less importance than the business and organizational side. When some of these lesser traits conflict with the materially-oriented side of your personality, you usually defer to the latter.

You have an innate delight in the pleasures of life. You sometimes affirm this delight with exhilarating enthusiasm, sometimes savor it with intense but quiet pleasure. Others will recognize your ability to appreciate and express this wonderful joy in living and seek out your company. Some of your time will be spent socializing, either with many friends in varied activities or in the company of a few intimates engaged in quiet diversions. You'll probably enjoy using your considerable creative ability. You may choose a line of work in which both your social and creative skills can be developed.