Friday, April 22, 2016

A short evening stroll along verdant trails of Cubbon Park

There is no respite from blistering Sun and cityscape is burning like blast furnace. With no trace of pre-monsoon rains, it is difficult to venture out of house. Also none of the places except beaches are worth visiting during these days. The only option is to explore the proximate locations within the city itself during evening hours! It was Ugadi evening which we chose to visit the cubbon park whose trails are shrouded by towering vegetation situated amidst towering city traffic noise and towering concrete edifices. During holiday, authorities prohibit usage of connecting roads situated within the cubbon park for vehicular traffic, which means more fun & freedom. After parking bike at designated parking lot, we began strolling along the verdant trails flanked by tall trees adorned with fresh reborn leaves. Below are the glimpses captured by my optical friend during jaunt. Despite the cloud stricken atmosphere and hazy weather, the HDR shots turned out well. Hope the natural pinnacles of cubbon park last long and does not fall prey to the real-estate goons.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

ಥೈ ಥೈ ಥೈ ಸಿಂಗಾರಿ!

ಕಣ್ಮನ ಸೆಳೆಯುವ ಮಾರಿಕಣಿವೆಯನ್ನು ಕಂಡು, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಕಡೆಗೆ ಜಾರುವ ಕ್ಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಡ ಸುಂದರ ಎತ್ತುಗಳ ದೃಶ್ಯ. ಬಹುಶಃ ಮಾರಿ ದೇವಿಯ ದರುಶನ ಪಡೆದು ಹಿಂದಿರುಗಿ ಬರುತ್ತಿರಬಹುದು. ಸುಗ್ಗಿಯ ಸಮಯವಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ದೇವಿಯ ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದ ಪಡೆದು ವಾಪಾಸ್ ಬರುತ್ತಿರಬಹುದೆಂಬ ಊಹೆ ನನ್ನದು. ಸುಗ್ಗಿಯ ಫಲ ಉತ್ತಮವಾಗಿರಲಿ ಎಂದು ಮಾರಿ ದೇವಿಯ ಮೊರೆ ಹೋಗಿರಬೇಕು. ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಫಸಲು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮೂಡಿದರೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಊಟಕ್ಕೂ ಸಂಕಟ ಇರದು ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಒಡೆಯ ಕೂಡ ತಮಗೆ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಆಹಾರ ನೀಡಲು ಸಮರ್ಥನಾಗುವನು ಎಂಬುದು ಅವುಗಳ ಅಚಲವಾದ ನಂಬಿಕೆ ಇರಬೇಕು. ಒಡೆಯನ ಸುಖವೇ ತಮ್ಮ ಸುಖ ಎಂಬ ನಿಸ್ವಾರ್ಥ ಮನೋಭಾವ ಈ ಎತ್ತುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಡಿರಬಹುದು. ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗುವುದಲ್ಲವೇ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಥೈ ಥೈ ಅಂತ ಸಿಂಗಾರ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗಿ ವಾಪಸ್ ಬಂದಿರಲೂಬಹುದು :). ಅವುಗಳ ಚಲನದಿಂದ ಕತ್ತಿನ ಗೆಜ್ಜೆ ಕೂಡ ಸುಮಧುರವಾಗಿ ಥೈ ಥೈ ಅನ್ನುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಈ ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಭಾಗವೇ ಒಂದು ಆಹ್ಲಾದಕರ ಅನುಭವ. ಇಂತಹ ದೃಶ್ಯಗಳು ಮನದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಂದೆಂದಿಗೂ ಅಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಉಳಿದು ಮನೋಲ್ಲಾಸವನ್ನು ತರುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಸುಮಧರ ಕ್ಷಣದ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ನಿಮಗಾಗಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ.

ಏ ಬನ್ರೊಲೆ ಫೋಟೋ ಹೊಡಿತವ್ನೇ ಸಿಟಿ ಹುಡುಗ. ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ನಾಗೆ ಹಾಕ್ತಾನಂತೆ.

ನೋಡಪ್ಪಾ ನಂದು ಮೊದ್ಲು ಹೊಡಿ. ಕೊಂಬು ಮೇಲಿಂದು ಮತ್ತೆ ನನ್ನ ಸುಂದರ ಮುಖ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಬರ್ಬೇಕು ಅರ್ಥ ಆಯ್ತಾ?

ಥೂ ದರಿದ್ರ! ಫೋಟೋ ಹೊಡಿವಾಗ್ಲೆ ಇದು ಅಡ್ಡ ಬರ್ಬೇಕಾ

ಅಯ್ಯಯ್ಯೋ ಅವಸರ ಯಾಕೆ. ಜುಯ್ಯ್ ಅಂತ ಓಡ್ಸೋ ಮೊದ್ಲು ನಂದು ತೆಗಿಯಣ್ಣ. ಬಂದೇ ಬಿಟ್ವಿ

ಕೋಡಿನ ಮೇಲಿರೋ ಕವಚ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಬಂದಿದೆ ತಾನೇ?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Skywatch Friday - Watching the drifting storm!

These pictures were snapped almost 3 years ago. I was glancing through these archaic moments from my archived hard drive which drove me to share the drama over stratosphere in my blogpost. What I am really impressed was the clear representation of drifting storm. Also we were lucky that day visiting Manchinbele reservoir and experiencing manifestation of nature. Mind wishes to relive those moments! As of now, I can only rejoice them in pictures and hopefully this monsoon I will have replay of such moments.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Glass House, Lalbagh, Bangalore

For a maiden Bangalore visitor, the primary attraction is none other than the beautiful Lalbagh. Lalbagh is the only nature perceptible currently in Bangalore and serves as quick relief from baking cityscape. Inside Lalbagh, people throng to visit the Glass House at first sight. From many years, authorities have been conducting flower shows inside glass house captivating the ever busy city crowd. The crowd is getting is larger every year and also the flower shows are turning innovative aligning with contemporary trend. Every year on Republic Day(26th January) & Independence Day(15th August), authorities host flower shows inside this Glass House captivating souls of citizens. The flower shows usually lasts for a week. It is festive fervor for photographers especially macro enthusiasts. With most macro lenses lacking Image Stabilization, it may be difficult to snap steady pictures amidst packed & shoving crowd. Since flower show lasts for a week, photo-enthusiasts are advised to visit during dry days. Apart from flower shows, Horticulture department do host few fruit festivals such as  mango. grape & orange during fitting seasons.

All about glass house! This is what placard nearby glass house says.

The pictures are pulled up from my archive which were snapped during my visit 3 years ago. Hope you enjoy them!

A resting hut nearby Glass House

Friday, April 1, 2016

Skywatch Friday - Lalbagh on Good Friday!

This is sequel of our jaunt along Lalbagh trails from here.

No tripping nowadays, a little bit brake solely due to non-availability of four wheeler. publishing buffered posts is my current work. It's quite frustrating if I don't wander towards rural parts of India at-least once in two month. However, overwhelming spring heat and lack of proper transport is somewhat holding me back from traveling. Also apart from beaches & mountains, there is nothing inspiring to visit during summer (I may be wrong). Consequently no photographs from past 2-3 months. To break-free, myself with sweetheart, finally broke the downtime this Friday and visited not so far Lalbagh to experience simulated rural vibe. We started at 4PM from our home and reached Lalbagh in matter of 45 mins. This time was specifically chosen to enjoy few moments of melting Sun behind Lalbagh lake. The hazy weather did not enable me to take striking shots but managed colorful shots during Sunset. Here are the visual representation of those moments of joy of our Friday on Good Friday.







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