Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Irish Blessings!!!

I R I S H B L E S S I N G S !!!
May there always be work for your hands to do !
May your purse always hold a coin or two!
May the Sun always shine uoon your window pane!
May the hand of a friend always be near you!
May God fill tour heart with gladness to cheer you!
May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,and a road downhill all
the way to your door.If God sends you down
a stony path, May He give you strong shoes…..

(Compiled by Mrs Indu Jain)

1.The road to success is always under construction…anonymous
2. Do the senses make any sense?
3. Try to draw the ideal curve in the graph of economic
prosperity and personal—social welfare.
4. To be happy,choose happiness,To be peaceful,choose to be peaceful,
To be free,choose to be free.
I am blessed and so is my Mr. Blog , that we are getting such great and precious contributions, of late it's been my Grandfather who's been contributing regularly with his column Sensitive Words!....Today it's my Grand Mom ...Can you believe it ?? Yes ,...todays post has been compiled by her ..she a great collector of quotes , poems and historic writings..I was actually pleasantly amazed when I called them to enquire that I havn't received the weekly quota as yet , then she said this time it's not Grandpa , but it's me who has done the compilation for your post..:) Isn't that the sweetest of things ...

and what an appropriate timing , the compilation is so apt for the holiday season and the sneaky peaky New Year ....
Thank You GrandPa and GrandMa For being in my Life ...As I always say I am blessed to have YOU!! Love and HUGS!!

(Images: Karmendra Jain)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Better late than later :) ( Welcome to another edition of Sensitive Words!)

Some amazing Work of art , up for sale at Varnam, ..guys increase your stock ...there are so many up here who really want to have a  share of the  cake :) you bake so well :)

 


and while you browse and drool ...like me ....here's something to rejuvenate your senses, ...some snippets from a poem by William Shakespere and the weekly quota of thoughts....Why so late ?? Well, Mr. Blog ....this week the allergies and the cold took their toll but I am getting better now ...so here I hopped ...as soon as I could : )

The Solitary Reaper……


Behold her single in the field,
Yon solitary Highland lass!
Reaping and singing by herself;
Stop here or gently pass!


I listened ,motionless and still;
And,as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.

… Willam Wordsworth



1.God could not be present everywhere,therefore He made mothers.
2.What to hang on to,what to let go?
3 A true friend never gets into your way unless you happen to be going down. …Arnold Glassglow
4. Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore…. Andre Gide

Compilation: (Shri Atul Kumar Jain )



 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sensitive Words!

R e l a x ……..
Most of us in practically all our activities are driving with our brakes on. That brake is unconscious tension.
A basic cause of tension is putting too much emphasis on the ultimate goal, trying too hard to win. It is good to have a mental picture of our objective but your attention should be concentrated on
the specific job at hand. And when that job is done, remember there will be something else to be done tomorrow. So relax ! Life is not a hundred yards dash but more in the nature of a cross-country run.. And no one can sprint all the time.
......Joseph A Kennedy





Quotes that make you think :

1.Money is a good servant but a bad master. …Dominique Bounours


2.We all have a inbuilt judicial system that conducts its own trial.The act of prosecution starts as soon as something unfavourable happens or when our ego gets hurt….. Deepak Ranade

3.The self alone is real.All others are unreal. ….Raman Maharshi

4.Making a living is essential. However,remember making a life is important too. When the time comes to sum up our lives and all that we have done or achieved,we would find ourselves in deep red even if our
score in the former were high at the cost of the latter. ………..anonymous


It's really very thought provoking compilation, Grandpa, thanks for sharing...

So Mr. Blog how was your Thanksgiving Weekend...did you miss me ...Yes I did miss you too, but believe me ... it was soooo busy for me , that it was hard to catch up with anybody and it includes you ...Loads of shopping ,all my family pouring in ..and loads of  late nights ....yapping and chatting
...I am drained as of now but getting ready for the next one .....are you ..by the way how was your Thank giving people ??
 
 
Take care and I will join you with more ..
 
Compilation: Shri Atul Kumar Jain
Image: Karmendra Jain
 
 
Linking it to the Weekly Story




Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jamini Roy..

Collecting original art from greats and amateurs alike has been a dream for me ....though an expensive dream :).. I still nurture it ....I was recently browsing through blogs and one of them ( an Indian summer) had a very interesting post about the same, it  talked about an online sale of original Indian art by some very renowned artists. Though the website India Art Collective is selling originalsby many artists, I just couldn't take my eyes off from  one of my favorites of all time, "Shri Jamini Roy". You can read more about him here.

These paintings remind me of my growing up days when I was introduced to the works of some of the  greatest artists , painters , poets and musicians , slowly but steadily by my Dearest GP ( Grand Pa) ...Here's a Dekko (take a look)  for you ...also readers I would definitely be all ears if you tell me ..who is your favorite artist and which of their work you admire most ....wouldn't that be an interesting discussion...

Art Image

The one above is a sure favorite of mine , it's straight out of Ramayan, and in most probabilities would be my next subject when I will have the time to hold brush ...

Art Image


The Cutest Mommy and Baby ...
Art Image

And an Indian Bahurani ( Daughter -in -Law) ...
Art Image

as the week progresses..will bother you and entertain you with more  lovelies .....For now hope you have a great day!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sensitive Words!


 

 ... it's the special time of the year for all those who celebrate....So here's Wishing each one of you who celebrates 'A Very Happy THANKS GIVING"!!... ....and while you celebrate ...here's what I brought for you :) ..Some Turkey ( I am talking country guys!! ;) and of course it's the weekly quota of good thoughts that some time change the world..Hope you enjoy and incorporate :)..





Make an appointment with yourself

We ought regularly to withdraw from the round of routine and renew ourselves ….set aside the time for this renewal,this examination of the self that we can meet only in
contemplation. A firm and specific date with one’s innerself is the
only way to establish the practice of daily meditation.

One must choose the time and place and keep the date with the same fidelity as one would a date with a friend….. remembering that
the self is one’s best friend and ought to be treated as such..

The benefits are enormous and the pleasure so great that one would not exchange these sessions for any number of idle hours.
….. Louis Finkelstein



And some quotes to ponder :)
1. If you want to be happy --Be.  .....Osho
2.A man with white streaks in his hair looks distinguished.A woman with white streaks looks extinguished.
3.Nature has given women so much power that law has very wisely given them little.....Samuel Johnson
4.All that we are is the result of what we have thought


 
 
 
 
 
 
Images :Turkey

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thank You PB !! :)

A rainy Wednesday, work done , nothing substantial in hand to look forward to, and top of it no Internet connection to browse, discover, to do something or simply kill time....Well! Sitting in a room with a laptop,with no Internet connection since morning ..I had to actually think of options to engage myself...and so after a long long time I rediscovered my old friend "the paint brush"....and created some instant artwork, I guess good for a kids room may be  ...what say ?? like it ..:) I actually even named all of them as I painted :)....Well! what else can you expect from a design enthusiast...


Arabian Nights

Daisies

Mask

Rooster

Tulips

Yatch
Images: All Mine
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Sensitive Words !


Fall is finally on my window...and it's beautiful ..this year I just couldn't capture it , All my plans for a fall drive were made and got cancelled last minute,  ...but then so what.....Fall is on my window and it's  beautiful :) ....In the same mood , Here's presenting you a beautiful poem by my Grand Pa, It was originally written in Hindi , he has now translated it into English for the our readers world wide... 

I   hold   the   Infinite….
                  
                           I hold the Infinite
                     In all His forms,
                             Within the small circle
                     Of my slender arms;

                             The wide Sky
                      Smiles thru my French window;
                              The wild Wind,
                      I breathe it in, as it slips out to go;
                             The raging Fire
                     Warms my hearth with a bright glow;
                              The infinite Water
                     Fights shyof my decanter in tow;

                              The infinite Time
                      Which turns days into years, 
                               Audibly ticks every second
                       In the clock above my dresser

                   ( The Sky,Wind,Fire,Water and Time are regarded as
                      infinite Gods in Indian scriptures )
                                                                    ...... Atul Kumar Jain 

                            
 Image: Mine 

Hope you have a great week ahead !! :) 
                                     

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sensitive Words!

I came across a very beautiful posts this week while browsing , I am sure many of you must have as well, but for those who have not , let us go and once again explore it , I am sure you will like it too...this week I was browsing though Celebrations Decor and found some heart warming pictures of Lakshmi's Diwali, hers is one beautiful blog ..Go check it out and more at her beautiful blog ...at the same time ..do peep in below for some beautiful Sensitive Words and thoughts :) Hope you have a good week ahead :)...Catch you again..

MY HEART LEAPS


My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky;
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die !
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

....William Wordsworth


Thoughts for the Week

1. Life is a grind-stone.But whether it grins us down or polishes us up depends upon us......Thomas Olderaft
2. A man does not need be an angel in order to be a saint.... Albert Schweitzar
3. There is no such thing as a perfect lie.Every lie contain a grain of truth.
4. Life is like a bicycle. To keep balance you must keep moving.... Einstein



Images : Celebrations Decor


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sensitive Words!

Some crazy work schedule delayed this regular posting by a day ,...Grand Pa and readers Sorry about that ...riding high on the Diwali celebrations .....all of us now are moving towards the Christmas , what's your plan dear Mr. Blog ...how do we decorate??...while we ( me and Mr. Blog ) ponder and look for ideas ..here's the weekly quota of thoughts from my dear Grandpa :) ..see you soon with more ...

Ah, fill that cup; what
boots it to repeat?
How time is slipping
underneath the feet ;
Unborn tomorrow
and dead yesterday,
Why fret about them
If today be sweet?...... Omar Khayyam

Lead me from the unreal
to the real …
Lead me from darkness
to light ….
Lead me from death
to immortality….
…Brihadaranyaka Upnishad


The Third Eye

If I show you this side of my hand,you can not see the other
side of it . This is so about every thing . All information through
the five senses comes to us in bits and pieces.
This is why Lord Shiva has been represented as the One with
the “Third Eye”. It is not about the fore-head opening up.It is about
seeing beyond the sensory eyes--- the ability to see has transcended
the limitations of sense perceptions……. Sadhguru

Compilation: Shri Atul Kumar Jain



Image: Via

(Some crazy Schedule delayed this regular posting by a day ....Grandpa Sorry about that !)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Week That Went by!...

Hey there, So while I have been looking at  some awesome pictures of Diwali from my Bloggy friends on the web  ..this is one Diwali where I couldn't actually decorate and take pictures at my place to my hearts fill...But never mind ..I thought I will show you what amazing decor was done by some of my very close friends..a real eye candy to me .....



Beautiful Decorations..


 Isn't this, one awesome Gharonda....made out of cardboard ..looks no less than a Mansion :) ...I simply love it

 Some beautiful table top decorations


Cute Little tealights in a pumpkin shaped candle holder.. 



And some really yummy looking Dahi Badas with a diya garnish ..good idea , isn't it :)

Wishing You a Nice Weekend !!

Images. 1&5 V.Kumar, 2&3 M . Kumar and 4. J Bandhopadhyay

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Diwali!



Warm Diwali Wishes to all of you there....Have a beautiful time ....make memories click pictures and I look forward to see all that you are going to do today ...A Very Happy Diwali !! all of you  ..

Image:Via

Monday, October 24, 2011

Festivities @ Shopo.in

Well, Well Well....here's one listy, most of the items on which are out of stock ....but may be someday ..I will get to order and will get them shipped...for now art and handicraft lovers ,..Shopo.in is holding a Giveaway at ColoursDekor and also have numerous knick knacks and other beautiful items for sale specially for Diwali...Go and check out while I patiently wait with my list ..


Poi Doi


Matsya


Fusion roots


22.2 Accessories




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SensitiveWords!

 To a skylark
Hail to the, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert.
That from heaven or near it
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art,

Higher still and higher
From the earth thou springest,
Like a cloud of fire;
The blue deep thou wingest,
and singing still dost soar and soaring ever singest
…Percy Bysshe Shelly


The complete Man
A divided man is miserable—materialist or spiritualist, moral or
immoral, sinner or saint .He becomes a battleground with a
continuing civil war. A real human being accepts his totality.
The new man will be earthy and divine, worldly and other-worldly. He
will have to accept his totality without inner division. His God will
not be opposed to the Devil, morality not opposed to immorality.
He will transcend duality. My concept of the new man is that he will
be Zobra, the sensuous Greek and Buddha, the spiritual. He will be
Christ and Epicurus together.
….. OSHO

Here are some of the paintings and work of art in my Grandpa's Home , read the descriptions in his own words beneath each one of them ...

.A group of manipuri dance performers with a drummer--- hand painted on silk by an unknown Bengal artist


Some broken marble pieces assembled by me to represent a hilly range with Ganpati Ganesh installed at the top and Bhagwan Buddha meditating below with his aura around.

Another Madhubani painting by unknown artist depicting Lord Vishnu in Matsya and Kachap Avatar.

Images: Shri Atul Kumar Jain
Compilation: Shri Atul Kumar Jain

Linking it to the Weekly Story

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Rose for you :)

Well, this is what she said , when she sent it to me via FB ...Such is the reach of technology that we marvel ....a rose bloomed at one of my friends garden ...she got up in the morning , saw it...remembered me ..took a picture and sent it across...I saw it within hours and was mesmerized and Happy!!



Image: Nidhi Singh

Monday, October 17, 2011

Udaipur!!

I went to Udaipur some 20 years back, but it still feels like yesterday....I am not sure If I told you before,...but I am in love with Rajasthan...I am sure so many of you would agree....it's such a treasure box , where you find just never ending jewels ....I saw these pictures on my Facebook page by a friend who is an avid traveler and a very good photographer, ...picked it up from there to add to my collection...

These are the pictures of the City Palace Udaipur and Lake Pichola ....aren't these mesmerizing and inviting....

















Images: Abhay Singh

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Sensitive Words!

Oh! that inborn sense of wonder and awe....
A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. For most of us that clear eyed vision is dimmed or lost before we reach adulthood. Oh! If only we could have that sense of wonder last us throughout our lifetime!!
To keep alive that inborn sense of wonder, it is not half so important to know as to feel. Once the emotions have been aroused—a sense of the beautiful, the excitement of the unknown, a feeling of sympathy or admiration—then the fading vision would be revived.
Where ever you are ,you can still look up at the sky—at the dawn and twilight beauties,the moving clouds ,its stars by night.You can listen to the wind, feel the rain on your face.
Senses other than sight can prove avenues of delight and discovery. Savour the smell of low tide combined of many odours of sea weeds and fish. Hearing requires more conscious cultivation. Try to hear the bell like phrases of a wood thrush singing in your backyard every spring. Listen to the voices of the earth—the majestic voice of the thunder, the rain,the sound of surf.
What is the value of this sense of wonder? Is it just to pass the time? I am sure there is something lasting , much deeper and significant. Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of it. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter
….. Rachel Carson

Thoughts for the Week:
1. I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to death your right to say it…..Voltaire
2. Focus on the journey,not the destination.Joy is found not infinishing an activity but in doing it……Greg Anderson
3. The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity.He does not need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right idea…….Abe Tannenbaum
4. For peace of mind resign as general manager of the universe……Larry Eisenberg



Compilation: Shri Atul Kumar Jain
Image: Karmendra Jain

Linking it to the Weekly Story

Friday, October 14, 2011