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

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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

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sensitive Words! (Celebrating 2500th Birth Anniversary of the Written Word)

Would you believe if you are told, in all seriousness, that mistaking the poets’ role Plato excluded them from his Utopia because of their “irrational character”? Despite this dubious charge, we present below another string of sensitive golden words recalling those good old days :

I Remember, I Remember

I Remember, I Remember
I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses red and white,
The violets and the lily cups--
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,--
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember
Where I was used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
The summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.

I remember, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little joy
To know I'm farther off from Heaven
Than when I was a boy.

-Thomas Hood 

So the count down begins :) ....little by little we are approaching that beautiful day of Diwali we all await every year ...what are your plans my friends...I have been reading some very interesting posts on Diwali on various blogs and finding loads of inspiration...hope fully would incorporate some of them and also do something new myself for my Diwali decor...I am  excited  .....I am excited for the decoration I will do this year and I am also eager...eager  to share all that with you when that happens and to know your views...something which I really look forward to ..meanwhile here's me sharing some of the pictures fromthe  last year :) you can find more of it here...and of course find below the inspiring  weekly thoughts ....hope you like what you see and read....Love ...





1.“To catch the continuous message which emanates from silence”

2. “See with your ears…..hear with your eyes”…Syed Haidar Raza (Paris based Indian Painter)

3. When was the last time you did something for somebody ?

4. “Learned optimism”----- the idea that by learning to expect occasional unhappiness people can avoid “pessimism”…..Salgan

Images: All Mine ..
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Let's Venture Out!

It's almost fall over here , colors have started showing up in bits... and this is one of the best times for the blooms...I almost tripped over these ...the flowers you see below are from the garden of a very dear friend who has a passion for nurturing greens...well! since both of us share the same interests , we connect on that level ...I usually get to visit his place at least once an year to admire the beauties , however, somehow it didn't happen this time...but thanks to FB ...I saw them online ,...and as usual couldn't resist myself from asking him to share it with you all...so here's some original eye candy for all the Garden and Plant lovers :) .....

You will notice ..his garden has such a variety of blooms ....that you are left asking for more :)

Enjoy the cosmos and roses ...









Hibiscus..








and Genia's..











Nasturtiums and Coleus...






and Such a beautiful shade of Rose...isn't it a pretty site ..












and the stunning Petunias,...



Thank you so much ...Nidhi Singh and Dalveer Rajput ...for sharing your space with us :)

Images: Dalveer Rajput

Linking it to Mosaic Mondays , Weekly Story and Metamorphosis Monday, Good Life Wednesday