Happy Ugadi: “Vilambi Nama Samvatsaram”

Welcome the New Year with complete anticipation, hope and eagerness. Look forward to a bountiful year of prosperity, satisfaction and peace. Have a very happy Ugadi!

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Ugadi Pachadi is a Ceremonial dish. It is made of new Jaggery, raw mango pieces and Neem flowers and new tamarind which truly reflect life – a combination of six different tastes sweet, sour, spice, salt, tanginess and bitter tastes symbolizing happiness, disgust, anger, fear, surprise and sadness.  

To know more about Ugadi check out my old post..


Saturday Story: Finding Happiness

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.

Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes.

Everyone was frantically searching for their name, pushing, colliding with each other, and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes, no one could find their own balloon.

Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began: This is exactly happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness.

And this is the purpose of human life.

Author Unknown

Fantastic Friday: Sunset before Super Blue Moon

A beautiful Evening on Blood moon day at Mahbubnagar (3)

Every sunset brings promise to the new Dawn..

A beautiful Evening on Blood moon day at Mahbubnagar (11)

My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day. Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Mystic Meghalaya: Shillong Street foods

For me the taste of street food is always better than  a fancy meal at a fine dining restaurant. Street Food culture in Shillong is very vibrant. The roads of Shillong are filled with colorful carts serving special foods. Any dish on this street is packed with an abundance of flavors at a minimum price.

Well!!  coming to Police street, this is the biggest market place and is located in the heart of the city. It is filled with street shops selling dresses, bags, umbrellas, woolen clothes, accessories etc.  From traditional hand looms to the multinational brands, from budget hotels to the luxury hotels, from street foods to the fancy expensive meals etc., This is really a good place to shop and it is a paradise to all the foodies..

Stret photography, Police bazar, Shillong (8)

Busy making Kebab..

Stret photography, Police bazar, Shillong (7)

Mouth watering Kebabs.. I’m missing them already 😉  

Stret photography, Police bazar, Shillong (5)

Very spicy Shillong street Noodles

Monday Macros: Cactus Garden

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (14)

Echinocactus grusonii, popularly known as the golden barrel cactus, golden ball or, amusingly, mother-in-law’s cushion, is a well known species of cactus, and is endemic to east-central Mexico.

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (9)

Cereus repandus (syn. Cereus peruvianus), the Peruvian apple cactus, is a large, erect, thorny columnar cactus found in South America

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (12)

Cactus Echinopsis tarijensis

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (17)

Mammillaria hahniana (Old Lady Cactus) is a sun-loving cactus that forms large groups. It grows up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall and up to 20 inches (50 cm) broad.

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (2)

Parodia leninghausii’ Parodia leninghausii is a species of South American cactus commonly found as a houseplant. 

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (1)

Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti native to South America, sometimes known as hedgehog cactus, sea-urchin cactus or Easter lily cactus

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (4)

Ephalocereus senilis is a tall, columnar species with clusters of stem. The individual stems are usually unbranched, being unable to withstand the weight of a side branches adequately. Cephalocereus senilis is not expected to flower until 10-20 years old.

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (11)

Mammillaria bombycina (Silken Pincushion) Golden Eastern Lily Cactus Echinopsis aurea ‘Leucomalla’

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (16)

Euphorbia ritchiei is a perennial succulent plant up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall. It forms short, thick, succulent stems, up to 1.2 inches wide, with small spines, and it offsets freely and produces large, beautifully green leaves.

The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park (15)

Echeveria macdougallii is an indoor succulent plant belongs to the genus Crassulaceae family

P.S: Correct me if I am wrong 🙂 Have a nice day!!

Mystic Meghalaya: Faces

Dude why are you clicking me?

I told you not to click me, now go away!!

 you’ll get this for clicking me..

Click me again.. I’m posing already..;)

I don’t know how to pose,  let’s try this angle..

I don’t know why this fellow is behind us.. Anyways let’s just ignore . 😉 

I like getting clicked in different poses..

While the kids had so many different expressions.. Their mother was busy with the routine chores.

Happy Sankranthi

As the sun starts northward journey. He makes all the happiness of throughout this year. I wish you and your family a very Happy Makar Sankranti.


The festival is incomplete without the customary offering of sesame and jaggery that is to be made in a traditional copper vessel which symbolizes a prosperous future. 

via Makara Sankranthi

Travel diaries of RoRboyz: Thailand & Cambodia

Encountering the colorful cultures, great food, Historical temples and superb beaches on a 12-day journey to Cambodia & Thailand. The highlights of our trip includes Bangkok, Phuket, PhiPhi Islands, Ayuttaya, Siem reap, Etc.,

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Fantastic Friday: A Day at Karon Beach

Beach is a place where I relax by looking at the beauty of mother nature. I go to the beach to get away from all the hustle bustle of city life & work tensions. To feel the grainy sand all under my feet. To sit there under the shade of a tree & feel the cool sea breezes. Not only to feel but to hear the waves is the ultimate relaxation.

 Karon beach at afternoon..

Hot Beach, Cold Beer & Crazy friends… What a combination…


Home-made delicious donuts..

Old man selling Home made Donuts..

My feet stories: Happiness comes in Waves

After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.     

    How many of you like the Beaches??