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Friday, May 28, 2010


Churchill Island some distance off Melbourne. In a farm on the island, the pool of water for the farm animals lies within sight of the blue ocean beyond. The sight is absolutely amazing and brings peace to the soul.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Golden Sunset

Well, Nature has its way of playing with colors. This pic was taken when we were on the ferry near Honnemarudu in Shimoga district.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Looks like a coconut broken in half doesn't it? Actually these are Indian sweets. :) The vendor applies his ingenious thinking to convert a doodh peda (sweets made of milk) lacing it with chocolate powder and make it appear like a coconut. Innovation indeed!!!

Friday, May 07, 2010


This was supposedly where the women who were shortlisted to breastfeed the Chinese emperor had their breasts examined by the royal doctors. Notice the liberal use of the symbols of power - the dragons on the arm rest, the dragons on the stone structure, the red color behind the platform; all symbol of POWER in China.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

It's all about Presentation!!!

On a business visit to China we went to this place called "Pure Lotus". The food was pure-vegetarian and the drink non-alcoholic. But one can actually never make out the difference. More than anything else, it was the presentation that gave way to the WOWS. This shell is actually what you eat out of!!!