Meme

Let’s Play 25 Questions

1. Has anyone ever written a poem about you? Yes.

2. Have you ever looked up and found a celebrity staring at you? Yes.

3. Has a member of the opposite sex ever impulsively kissed you? No.

4. What did you do? It didn’t happen, I did nothing.

5. Have you ever written a song? No, there already is enough to fill my whole life.

6. How many partners have you had since you became old enough? Partners? None.

7. What’s the highest amount of money you’ve earned in a year’s time? Enough to make all the trips and job-changes I wanted to make.

8. Have you ever been hit on the head by a falling coconut? No 🙂 I lived in the plains.

9. Do you have total recall? Regressively…

10. How you ever fallen in love at first sight? Never, because it usually takes the second look to register,  the third to fall in love with…

11. Have you ever eaten a jellyfish? No.

12. If you’re a guy, have you ever kept a spreadsheet on your encounters and rated them? If I were a guy, I would be a decent one, not crass.

13. If you’re a female have you ever learned that one of your encounters listed you on a spreadsheet? Suspected as much.

14. If you answered Yes to Number 13, did you want to know how you were rated? No – had to drop the person fast as I could.

15. What is your favorite city? None.

16. If you could travel back in time, what year would you choose and where would you like to go? When I could watch them build the pyramids…in Egypt.. or when Buddha received enlightenment and started to preach

17. How good are you at math? Lousy.

18. Are you still in touch with your childhood friends? Nope.

19. Would you kill an animal (not a human) and eat it to survive? No, not if I was alone…

20. What is your favorite flower? White fragrant summer flowers.

21. What is the first thing you’d do if you won a $250 million lottery? Retire.

22. Would you serve a year in jail for a million dollars? ‘Fraid not.

23. If eternal life on Earth were possible, would you want it? Nah….just thinking of so many years of eating, shitting, showering, routine makes me tired.

24. Would you spend your life in a wheelchair if the one you love the most could be financially comfortable for the rest of his or her life? No. Not  unless I loved madly, blindly.

25. Would you give your life for a loved one? Can’t say… Probably, if it were my baby, I would.

Art Day sponsored by HSBC

in the central courtyard

in the central courtyard

Riverside, Ahmedabad, 17 September – Sponsored by HSBC CG Road Branch, Riverside hosted Art Day today at the Hansol campus.

For the first time the entire school came together to sit and draw pastel flowers. When a teacher excitedly commented that she had enjoyed the act very much, Kiran Sethi, the Director smiling, said, “Yes, I painted four! I realize it is wonderful to be able to just sit and engage in something like this – without any agenda, without any rules, without any worries about whether it is good or bad with every body together, can be so wonderful for this space”.

She looked around, raised her eyes appreciatively upwards towards the roof whence hung pink and lime yellow gossamer georgette streamers of lovely pastel shades. The streamers looked like streaks of rainbow linking the green earthy space to the clear autumn blue skies above.

Hordes of corporate honchos including the Branch Manager drove down to witness the event – Tirtha, an officer and a fellow Kolkatan happily declared that this was a first time with HSBC too a promotional campaign he would remember.

When asked what real results they were expecting from this contact, he said, brand promotion was the primary objective, though Riverside being one of the one of a kind schools in Ahmedabad, HSBC thought it would be good to associate with it.

One of the English teachers then briefly outlined the Give India initiative Riverside launched nationwide in August and presented him with a toolkit, indicating that HSBC could touch millions of lives by participating in the initiative by becoming one of the key sponsors.

Here are some drawings of the faculty who revelling in the chance to let go for once, plunged into the hidden recesses of their mind to draw out the colors that characterize their lives.

Pix

Sulekha held up her flower and declared this is what I see when I look at the Riverside yard every morning. Priti smiled at hers, “Look, this is us”. Tripti reiterated the feeling saying, “Same form, different colours”. Kiran painted the flames of passion that drive everything she undertakes to do while Veena who leads the KS3 program drew her impression of the space…. enjoy…

the four year olds at K2

the four year olds at K2

in the lawn

in the lawn

Ahmedabad

Sighted early morning as I sat with my morning cup of tea right in my terrace

Sighted early morning as I sat with my morning cup of tea right in my terrace


Tea forgotten am busy with the camera now, look at the lovely early morning light but makes the picture difficult to take

Tea forgotten am busy with the camera now, look at the lovely early morning light but makes the picture difficult to take


Look at him - isn't he gorgeous?

Look at him - isn't he gorgeous?


He flies down to inspect me

He flies down to inspect me


Come be my love

Come be my love


Aatih Kya? Khandala?

Aatih Kya? Khandala?


Dikra, ask me again when am free

Dikra, ask me again when am free

Prince's Love Interest

Prince's Love Interest

A moment alone together before the before the whole family swoops in

Together

What do you think Mama

What do you think Mama

Preening, Courting Peacock Family

The Prince Dances – First View August 09

The first morning at my new place am gifte with this gorgeous sight. First time ever in my life I spot a peacock outside a zoo znd watch it dance! Very happy, very excited, wonderfilled with nature’s welcome to me…ran inside to grab the camera…my first video shoot too with a Nikon 5.0 megapixel digital, the distance is too great I think. Don’t have the software to render – so just wanted to share the rush with the world for those like me – that have never seen a peacock dance. Hope you like it.

One curious thing is Prince calls me when he comes in on that roof. Then when I come out he begins. The first day there was no pea hen in sight – so I presume he danced for ME! Now, when he calls to wake me up, I go out say “Hi” and feed him a banana or bread.He prefers the fruit. Other members in the family are not that friendly. They fly about – I didnt know peacocks couldfly that much!

A moment alone together before the family flies in

Prince Preening

Gottacha: a moment alone together before the family flies in

Foursome – Peacock Style September 09

Here is the whole family. They come together for their family time only once,  early morning, on the roof of the pumphouse across from my building. My room is on the terrace, so I get a good view 🙂

Notnowbaby – Peacock Dance September 09

He has been trying for over four weeks with her now. Perseverence, my boy, Prince needs to keep at it I guess, he really likes her a lot, won’t even look at any other – there are three females in our compound.

Prince’s love: this is the one he fancies

Prince loves her