Sunday, November 7, 2010

Skyline at Sunset



We were driving along the Al Aweer Road , Dubai , U.A.E. last evening ( 06 Nov 10 ) when we witnessed a spectacular sunset with the silhouettes of the high rise building of Sh. Zayed Road showing in sharp contrast against the glow of the setting sun .  At the extreme right corner you can see the Burj Al Khalifa , the current No.1 on the list of the World's Tallest Buildings.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Durga Pooja


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Durga Pooja is celebrated widely in the Indian states of West Bengal , Assam, Orissa, and Tripura.
It is an annual Hindu festival which venerates the Goddess Durga . The six days it is celebrated on are the Mahalaya, Sashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami , Maha Navmi and Bijoya Dashmi.
On the tenth day of Bijoya Dashmi , Durga the Mother , returns to Shiva, her husband. This is symbolised by the immersion of the idol in the waters .... the ritual being "Bishorjon".
Durga Pooja also includes the worship of Shiv, Lakshmi , Ganesha , Saraswati and Kartikeya .
Modern traditions have come to include elaborately decorated pandals and artistically decorated idols .
Ritual drummers called "Dhaakis" beat a leather strung "dhaak" and show off their skills during ritual dance worship called aarti.
The festival also celebrates the triumph of Good over Evil , symbolised by the slaying of the demon "Mahisasur" by Durga Maa.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Spot of Rainbow

Who needs Photoshop when you have God on your side .....

Took these pictures this evening with the skies dark and threatening to rain yet again . Instead what we got was a spot of rainbow !!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memories

Some large some small some bright some dull .. Events strung together make up memories......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Great ball of fire !!!

On Wednesday evening the Sun had decided to go down with a blazing trail . The clouds only enhanced it all .

Do click on the  images to ENLARGE for a better view.







Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sur-Prize

Please excuse me for not being Wordless ..but a couple of words as to the title of "Sur-Prize" .

This picture is of the reflection of the  festoons and streamers and the lattice of the grill  on the ceiling of the Dubai Mall ,in the windshield of the car which was to be the raffle prize . Hence "sur" which means on or over ... and of course "Sur - Prize" for "over /on the prize ! "


 This is a shot of the headlights of the same car .. all the reflections in it of the store fronts (and me too !) I found rather interesting.



Do click on the pictures to enlarge for a better view .
Hope you enjoy them ..

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A view from the top













 

I call this post "A view from the top " because in the first picture it feels like the blue SKY has two big eyebrows and eyes and is looking down at us !


Please do click on the pictures to ENLARGE for a better viewing.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blue For Sure



The reflection in the glass fronted facade makes it doubly sure that it will be a blue clear day with wispy clouds !

Monday, February 15, 2010

Magnicficient Man and his Flying Machine


Dreams to be airborne ...


P.S. please do click on the pic to get a clearer view of the magnificent machine  .

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

All things small and beautiful ..........

Today I found this little fellow sunning himself on the leaf of  my hibiscus .

No more than a cm. in size he has the most amazing colors of a vivid blue and a sea green .

Do enlarge to see the spectrum of colors radiating from his wings that are oh so gossamer thin and delicately transparent...



 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Snake in the grass





This created quite a storm in the early morning teacup !

Agreed it wasn't the snake itself but the skin it had shed , yet it was quite fascinating .

Do click on the pictures to take a good look .

You can even see the 'eyes' of the molting !

The picture showing the belly having a slight rip truly needs to be enlarged to see just how fragile and transparent the skin is .