Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bird sightings near Jadavpur, Kolkata

Flameback Woodpecker
I am sharing pictures of birds that flocked around my house (South Kolkata). We don't usually get to see a Woodpecker or Jungle Maina that easily!

The Jungle Maina picture is not good at all but I put it up anyway since we don’t get to sight it that often.

Jungle Babbler
Jungle Maina


Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Dussehra

Today is Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) and it is the last day of Durga pujas, and like every year, we think Durga puja gets over too fast and too soonL
And like every year, I saw some amazingly beautiful creations this year. I will post some of my favourites in the next few posts.

On the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra), I would like to leave you with a message that I received from a friend today:-

Dasha Hara is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within us:

Kama vasana (Lust)
Krodha (Anger)
Moha (Attachment)
Lobha (Greed)
Mada (Over Pride)
Matsara (Jealousy)
Swartha (Selfishness)
Anyaaya (Injustice)
Amanavta (Cruelty)
Ahankara (Ego)

So Vijaya of Dashmi literally means overcoming and defeating these bad qualities.

I wish you a life full of joy and peace. Happy Dussehra.