Silent Sunday: Mannemkonda-‘The Palamoor Tirupati’

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Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature’s teachings. -William C. Bryant

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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein 

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It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. -Arnold Bennett

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. -John Muir

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Chronicles of Yellowie & Vader: The Third Wheel

While watching Yellowie enjoy the nature, Vader didn’t notice the car approaching him right ahead. Vader, who was distracted by the beauty of both Yellowie and Bhutan almost crashes into the car approaching him!
After coming as close as a millimetre, the car applies a sudden brake…..

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Yellowie wants to travel the world with Vader..

“Whoa whoa whoa watch it man!  Rule #1 of a car is to look at the road.”
It was Silver Wings. A very energetic free spirited car, a wanderlust, a dare devil who has a ‘never say never’ attitude. And is a real player in the game of life, who lives in now and never thinks about aftermath.

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Silver wings:A very energetic free spirited car who don’t know where he is going..

Vader, coming back to his senses due to the sound of the sudden brakes screeching, stops, with his engine pounding in fear! The image of the accident that could have happened sent jitters down his body.. “Oh I’m so sorry, I was just looking around” he says.
Yellowie drives to Vader fearing that something bad might have  happened to him, but hugs him dearly seeing that  he’s okay. “I’m fine I’m fine don’t worry” says Vader, looking at her peacefully 🙂

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The couples that are ‘meant to be’ are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart, and come out even stronger

Silver Wings looks at both of them with an awe and says “so I see you both came for your honeymoon.”
Vader and Yellowie look at each other, blush and say “oh no no we’re here on a casual trip.”

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” Oh great! Do you guys mind if I join? I’m here alone.” Says silver wings.
“Oh sure, that’d be great” says Yellowie excited to meet new friends. Vader, who loves being alone except while with Yellowie, gives him a stern look and doesn’t say a word, just  because he knows Yellowie loves meeting new people.

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The Journey doesn’t start at the beginning, it begins at the end.

Off they go together to begin their adventurous journey in the Himayalan mountains in the Great Kingdom of  Bhutan.

To be continued…

Prequels :

1. Chronicles of Vader & Yellowie: A Cute Love story

2. Chronicles of Vader & Yellowie: Two different People bounded by Love

3. Chronicles of Yellowie & Vader: The Journey begins..

Stay tuned more to come….

Cuteness overloaded: Aira-‘The Princess in the Family’-II

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She leaves a little sparkle where ever she goes..

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Baby in the Basket..

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Let there always be love in her eyes and a crown on her head..

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Such a big miracle in such a small girl..

Pic Credits: Dr.Ashish Reddy, Dr. Abhishikta Reddy, Dr. Nagasaitej & Shanker reddy

Tasty Tuesday: Juicy Jamrul fruit

Commonly known as Water Apple or Java Apple in the rest of the world, Bengal knows this fruit as the good old Jamrul.  It originated from the region between Malaysia and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, where they grow as wild trees in the coastal forests. But it has now been introduced in many Asian countries including India.Kalighat Kali temple, Kolkata, West Bengal (8)

 This evergreen tree of the Myrtaceae family grows to a height of 5m to 12m. The fruit in itself is watery and slightly sweet. It has very thin skin with colorless juice. The fruit contains one or two seeds or no seed at all. The attractive fruits resemble bell-shaped berries.

When mature, the fruit will puff outwards with a slight concavity in the middle. The color of the fruits ranges from white to pale green. There are two types of Jamrul fruits one having white fruits and the other with pink fruits.

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There are two types of jamrul fruits one having white fruits and the other with pink fruits.

Java Apple must be plucked carefully, because bruised fruits rots easily. The fruits are generally served uncut and eaten fresh. In some places the fruits are used to make pickles.

Medicinal value:

Their astringent flowers are said to stop fever and diarrhoea and they have low energy value. The carbohydrate level in ripe Jamruls is about 4g per 100g but there is fair amount of Vitamin C in it.

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This Water Apple comes into bearing after three to five years of planting in the field and the plants bear fruit for about 20 years.

The red hard wood of the Water Apple tree is used for constructing huts in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The Saturday Night Market: An out of box experience

Arpora night market is a ‘must visit’ in Goa. It is a great place & is a fun way to pass several hours. It has many number of food stalls, live music, a cosmopolitan crowd and lots of stalls offering you a variety of stuff from fancy dresses and trinkets to articles for home decoration- the night market at Arpora seems to come out of the Arabian nights. The market has a lot of stalls selling similar goods, so shop around for the best prices; be prepared to haggle for a good deal. The place is worth revisiting.

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Every Artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. -Henry Ward Beecher

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It has the right mix of both local and international crowd, This market has something for everyone. A visit to this market will definitely make your trip to Goa complete..

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Saturday night market is every food lover’s paradise.

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Attar are non alcoholic, pure oriental perfumes extracted from exotic flowers..

If you go to Goa and miss this place, you might want to consider visiting Goa again. The place is also known for the parties which have very nice music. I absolutely loved this market and I can say it’s a MUST visit place.. Happy Sunday my dear bloggers..

Cuteness overloaded: Aira-‘The Princess in the Family’

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My Niece Aira with her contagious smile… 🙂

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Her tears are the words that she can’t express..

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A child’s smile is like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

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Aira in her dreamland..

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A Child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world. -Lionel Messi

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Pouting Princess..

Happy Photography Day: History of Photography 

The World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. On August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”. Photography has the ability to tell stories and inspire people. It has changed the way we see the world and gave us the ability to share our perception on the world around us. Thank you WordPress for being the best medium to share our creativity. And Thank you photography for helping me in getting hundreds of friends across the world without any barriers..

Thats my first love & my first camera ..can’t share any better than this click!!

Bhutan Diaries: People

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Selfie maniacs..

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The best part of travelling is meeting new people and making new friends. We may never cross paths with these people again, but they may just change your life forever.

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This cute little girl is holding my Finger. I still wonder how could such a tiny hand created so many emotions within me.. The feelings are just overwhelming, Her cuteness has added joy in me..

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Students attending their Freshers party in Art school

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I know this pic isn’t that good but I loved watching this Little kid drumming on the dustbin..

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Made some amazing Chinese friends. We really had fun while exploring Dordenma Budha statue..

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This little guy was the most energetic and active boy..we came across through in Thimphu.

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Piligrims while circumambulating in National memorial chorten.

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Shot this from the taxi while returning from Buddha statue..

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Little girls praying at Thimphu memorial, Thimphu

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Piligrims at National Memorial Chorten

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Cute little kid was coming towards us while his elder brother is pulling him towards him..

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These guys explained about their art the customs of their school..

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Little angels with a backdrop of Mighty himalayas..captured them enroute Phuentsholling-Thimphu.