Saturday, August 25, 2012

Nature is wonderful

There were Sunbirds and Bulbuls in our garden today. What a wonderful sight!

There is nothing quite like nature. The sights and sounds of nature are so therapeutic and peaceful.

Birds in our garden have become so rare that I wonder where the birds have gone!

Our growing population has ensured that we do not share space with these wonderful creatures who seem to be rarely seen. Other than crows and sparrows (I think their numbers are going down too), I can't see any other birds in our garden anymore!



Sunday, August 19, 2012

This and That: Random images of Mumbai

Bandstand, Mumbai

Posting some pictures from my short trip to Mumbai last week.

I enjoyed eating and hanging out at Candies in Bandra (West). It is mostly a hangout for college students.The food is great. I liked the continental food and the yummy desserts!

I was hoping it would rain, but unortunately it did not rain for the couple of days that I was there.The sea side is so much more beautiful when it rains.

Bandstand Mumbai
Candies, Bandra (West)

Candies, a popular joint
in Mumbai
Assortment of delicious

Mumbia Skyline in Powai
Rain clouds

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Are we safe anywhere?

When I saw the news yesterday, about the murder of a young girl, Pallavi, in Mumbai, in her own flat, it made me very sad and very-very insecure.

What do you do when your protector turns against you?

We are not safe in our homes, we are not safe when we are outside our homes; Are we safe anywhere? Even if you are living in a house full of people, you are not safe, let alone women who live all by themselves!

Because of safely issues many of us consider shifting from our independent homes to multistory multistory buildings, where we think we are completely secure, after all there is 24X7 security, power back-up etc.

So how do we ensure that we are completely secure? I don’t know if we can ever do that. The truth I guess is that we can never be completely secure.

This heinous murder just showed us how easy it is for anyone to walk into our bedrooms. It is scary but that is the truth. We can’t be vigilant all the time. This can happen to any of us!

The automatic locks that we have in our homes today can be extremely convenient but it has its drawbacks too!

We will have to find better ways of protecting us and our homes, instead of keys, we should probably have a four digit number, just like our ATM pins, we memorize that number, and punch in the number, and get into our homes. But then, is that foolproof ?

After all if the building security is not by your side, can anything be foolproof?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I just love it when it rains!

Dr Graham's homes church
 in Kalimpong

The misty, rain drenched, and green surroundings makes me feel on top of the world!
Beautifully blue

Holumba Havan home stay
Misty Holumba Haven