Saturday, February 27, 2010

Love is in the air…..


It was a warm day, one of the last of February, signalling that winter had finally gotten over and spring was in the air. All around, there were blooming flowers, in a riot of colours, with pretty butterflies and buzzing bees galore….


To enjoy the beautiful, albeit warm day, I took a morning walk in Delhi zoo, that more than reinforced this perception of mine as there were couples all around, both human and animal… the human were all colourful, walking around oblivious to the world, sprawled on benches and on the grass….


But like the humans, the animals were also wooing their partners; the male Asiatic lion was prancing outside the gate of the enclosure that the female was in. But it was the tenderness that a pair of giraffes displayed that made my morning fruitful…. The male and female giraffes were so loving in the way that they touched and caressed each other, their gestures stated unequivocally that spring is finally here and “Love is in the air” 

Sunday, February 21, 2010



why do we never learn???? all we have to do is look around, and see that nature is always about change, and transformation…..

the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, the old leaves are shed, giving rise to new, and all around life is ceaseless in its movement….

running water is always fresh, it is only standing water that becomes stagnant….

life teaches us so much, and we humans fail to understand it.

we persist in clinging on to the old and not allowing the new to emerge….

life is all about renewal, of shedding the old and growing anew, of moving forward, taking with us the wisdom of the past but also the hopes of the future…..

Saturday, February 20, 2010



It was a sunny day and walking around Lodhi Garden, I chanced upon these tulips. They were simply awesome to behold, and I wanted to share them with my friends…..

Friday, February 19, 2010



In the scented bud of the morning,
When the windy grass went rippling far,
I saw my dear one walking slow,
In the field where the daisies are.

We did not laugh and we did not speak
As we wandered happily to and fro;
I kissed my dear on either cheek,
In the bud of the morning.

A lark sang up from the breezy land,
A lark sang down from a cloud afar,
And she and I went hand in hand
In the field where the daisies are.

The Daisies

by James Stephens


Thursday, February 18, 2010



The Purple Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), colloquially known simply as "the mangosteen", is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. The tree grows from 7 to 25 m (20–80 ft) tall. The rind (exocarp) of the edible fruit is deep reddish purple when ripe. Botanically an aril, the fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavor and texture.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon 30.01.10

January's full moon is also called the wolf moon, according to Native American tradition associating this month's full moon with wolves howling in the cold midwinter.

The 2010 wolf moon will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other full moon this year, because our cosmic neighbor will actually be closer to Earth than usual.

The moon will be at its closest perigee—the nearest it gets to our planet during its egg-shaped orbit—for 2010, reaching a distance of 221,577 miles (356,593 kilometers) from Earth.

At its farthest from Earth, the moon is said to be at apogee. Perigee and apogee each happen generally once a month, but the moon's wobbly orbit means that the satellite's exact distance at each of those events varies over the year. The moon's phase can also be different during each apogee and perigee.

"This month has the largest full moon of 2010, because it coincides with the special moment when the full moon happens to occur on the same day as it is at perigee

Information courtesy National Geography Daily News