Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sumedh


Sumedh, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cabbages at sunset


Cabbages at sunset, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Hero Log

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Faith


Faith, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Survives.

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Danger


Danger, originally uploaded by _quasi.

440 VOLTS.

These boxes are everywhere, control valves for the electronic blood of the new life form which are our cities.


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Monday, July 25, 2011

Trupz


Trupz, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Batata bhaji, chai and Hari Puttar bashing with Po, Mr.&Mrs Deshmukh and Sugreev.

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Vevek Belhekar


Vevek Belhekar, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Portraits of the soul.

Friendly banter has such positive energy about it. To sit around with friends and crack silly jokes and laugh and laugh ... best time you can spend.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

In respect of

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Adi and his Sitar. Instruments of magical sounds ...

It was dark inside. The rain fell quietly outside. Adi and Chota, both lost in the strings ...


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Note: All photos shot with the Nokia N900 phone camera.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chota Father


Chota Father, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Of the music.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Dudez with the magic fingers ...

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Pictures


Pictures, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

On the wall.

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Entanglements


Entanglements, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Of a new life.

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Alternate


Alternate, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Style

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Evening


Evening, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Walk

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Unnu's transporter


Unnu's transporter, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Getting an overhaul.

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Daily Elixer


Daily Elixer, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

A proverbial glass half full of sweetness. Of optimism.

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Pensive


Pensive, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Of a punctured tyre and slanting lines.

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Monday, May 09, 2011

why ...

On the road.
On the road

Back to the blog. After a long while. Talking to myself. For the benefit of my reading in the future. What's the point of a diary which is public ?? Trying to reduce my insignificance in this world ? To go unheard and unseen would be so much less than to have the a hope of a chance of some random travelers seeing this. Or an even remoter hope of them understanding. But I digress ...

Does one really fall in love just like that ? Why do we do it ? Does it just happen ? I dont know, really... I think maybe one meets someone and there is some 'connection' ... some reason to warm to the person. That is just the ingredients there. You need a vessel too. The frame of mind to want to let the other person under your skin (like Jude was advised)... And then there needs to be the fire. The process of actually cooking. I think love only happens if you are willing to cook. It takes time to know someone. To trust someone. To let someone in your life. ....

Maybe. Maybe not.


Duh. 'nuff of this now.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Me


Me, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Tea at kaka's. Sachin is out. Today was a hot day. The ride from Kolhapur was as if through an oven.

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Friday, April 01, 2011

The fast bus.


The fast bus., originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

In the brittle april afternoon heat she flew down the long highway. Guided by the resolute hands and white hair of the mahoot. Deftly weaving around slow moving vile trucks. Charging down on the tum-tums. Hopping out of the way of the nimble dancers.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The invitation

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Wildflowers, by quasi


The Invitation:

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
"Yes."

It doesn't interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

by
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
http://www.oriahmountaindreamer.com/
(via Madhu Reddy)

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Early morning at Lakhangaon



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Friday, January 07, 2011

Missal Pav


Missal Pav, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

The folks had got some sweetish milk bread from Kolhapur. So I made some ussal, add some farsan, onion and we had a merry missal for dinner!

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Fog!


Fog!, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

I think today was the earliest I have woken up this winter. Got to see some fog.

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

The long road


The long road, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

The hills were shrouded with an uncertain haze
Everything covered with a shawl of the white
The muted sun and the cold wind
The long road ahead, no left no right.

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Leaving lonavala

Leaving lonavala
Leaving lonavala, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Me and my bike.

A few kilometers outside Lonavala. I stopped to take stock of myself. And to look around. Is that not what travelers should do ? I was alone on the bike and the road ahead seemed longer than it was. Hope 2011 takes me places.

p.s. Happy New Year all.

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