Above: Holiday lights showcasing the Taj Mahal in Philadelphia This may sound strange and duplicitous for someone who left her country to pursue greener pastures to say, but I’m going to talk about it anyway…I still consider myself deeply patriotic. Having aspired to travel the world as an ambassador from India (by joining the Indian foreignContinue reading “Always an Indian at heart- Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani”
I do not have any affinity for creepy-crawlies in general (i.e. I am not an entophile), but the bugs shown below have been pinned in such an artistic manner that I was forced to take pictures of them. These are displayed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of The Drexel University in Philadelphia.
The Daily post’ s latest challenge is “new”. I was intrigued by this glass statue of a birthing mother, so I decided to use this picture as my entry- “new” signifies birth here.
“To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”– Mark Twain Replica of the famous statue of David by Michaelangelo in Florence, Italy (the original is at Accademia in Florence)- to me, this statue depicts a supremely confident man I never realized until fairly recently how astutely Mr. Twain had nailed the secretContinue reading “Confident in ignorance”
Today I am thinking about spring even as I need to go back to work in the cold night… So here are some photographs of flowers signifying spring. Enjoy!
I am literally talking about setting fire to water…not figuratively… http://www.knikaquatics.com/Home.jsp?team=akka I just remembered reading a book on the periodic table (table of all elements arranged according to atomic numbers and masses) as a child. While reading about sodium, I was fascinated by the fact that a lump of sodium would burn when placed in waterContinue reading “Setting fire to water”
Glass sculpture of the Buddha- at the Museum of Art and Design, New York City I guess I should have compiled this list in 2014, and not on the first day of 2015, but better late than never! Let me first talk about my specific teachers for this year: 1. My patients I have beenContinue reading “Five Lessons learnt in 2014”
No points for guessing that I am a procrastinator… I am writing this blog post right now as a way of procrastinating… So I need to finish a task that is not really pleasant. This is the mental dialogue I have.. Let me get this out of the way..it will take half an hour atContinue reading “Confessions of a Procrastinator”
Time to sing Auld Lang Syne! Another year has flown by, and I am wistful as usual. I hate that the new year signals the end of the holiday season, with nothing to anticipate but cold and snow (at least in the Northern hemisphere). To chase the blues away and to embrace the promise ofContinue reading “Happy New Year”
FB gets plenty of bad press…how people are living in the virtual world, how FB encourages unfair competition, how people are more concerned with their appearances on FB, how they waste their time etc…. I love facebook. I think it is the best thing since sliced bread (forgive the cliched expression).. I post pictures onContinue reading “Why I love facebook”
I am NOT a minimalistic person, but the credit behind this post goes to Cee’s minimalistic photo challenge- I could not find any photograph that was suitable for this entry! I thought I could write a blog post sharing where I can and where I can absolutely not be minimalistic. (And the post starts with anContinue reading “Minimalism”
Some fun entries for this challenge are: 1. The Mosquito- sculpture at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey 2. Hanging Car- at Di Rosa Preserve, Napa Valley 3. Graffiti- displayed outside a store in New Delhi, India Enjoy!