Changing Times…..[WPC: Delta]

Old country-side is fast changing into modern constructions, especially on the outskirts of the metropolitan cities.

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In the foreground is the Tulsi Katta or a special place for Holy Basil, which is often found in the courtyards of the old country-side houses. Just across the road are under-construction, tall, high-rise buildings – a sign of modernisation. This is the transition evident in the developing parts of the big cities.

 

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Reflecting……..

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Picture taken during Diwali (Festival of lights), November 2016.

When I clicked this, my total attention was on the flame. Only later, I realised that its tiny reflection in the glass at the back, had made its way in the frame.

That set me thinking ……….  In the journey of life, we concentrate on bigger things, major goals; and probably miss out the little moments of joy!

 

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Surprise!

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We came across this statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a place of pilgrimage. A few things, like the silver color of statue, absence of any platform or plinth etc. appeared odd. We clicked the picture.

The Surprise part came a bit later, when the ‘statue’ moved. It was no statue, but a man who had applied sliver paint all over his body, put on the garb of the Father of Nation and was standing still as a statue for as long as he could.

Things people have to do to earn their daily bread!

 

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Security!

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This is an outer fence wall of a temple (Sri Venketeshwara Temple, Bangalore). On the four corners of the temple wall, four statues are installed, to guard or protect the temple premises. These statues are of Lord Hanuman (the Monkey God), Garuda etc. The one seen here is that of Garuda or the Eagle, who is also the conveyance of Lord Vishnu. He is there to ensure the Security of the lord’s abode.

(The picture was taken on a rainy day)

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It IS Easy Being Green!

My Gallery of Green ………..

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My house-plant adding the color green to my home.

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The leaves touching my balcony — as if to say ‘Hello!’.

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The Almond tree right opposite my window.

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The canopy of Gul Mohur tree by the entrance of the apartment building.

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Green leaves offset by the tiny bright yellow flowers.

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A paddy field (on the outskirts of Mumbai) on a rainy day.

 

 

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