Monthly Archives: August 2013

A journey to Hampi

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Buried in pages of time
Rising Like a phoenix
My scars tell million Fables

This is the most famous chariot from the ruins of Hampi in the Vittala temple Complex . Some journeys are made for rejuvenation , some for fun and some for your soul . And this was surely for my soul . Standing amidst these ruins we are transformed in an era which makes you retrospect , gazing in that time where life was about survival yet so enriched in art and culture . My heart swells with pride to see these ruins . They are an architecture marvel , representing such a rich heritage of our country and also the relentless pursuits of human spirit to reach the zenith .

On the way  we saw thousand sunflowers dancing merrily . We could feel the crispness in the air.

Sky and Sunflower

 

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The carvings in the black marble at the Hazar Ram temple , Depicting thousand scenes from the Ramayana , was amazing .

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This is the lotus Mahal  , located between the dwellings of King and queen where they would come and meet . The scented water infused with saffron and Kewda would be filled from the top and it will trickle down to all its columns and make it cool in the summer and  release fragrance. Quite intriguing , is n’t it ?Hampi_Heritage-22

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The overview  of Hampi  City at dusk . The remnants of our glorious past and hope the future is more promising !

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The path of Freedom !

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The path of freedom

An arduous journey

Hopes Dreams Equality

Evolve and Improve

A never ending quest

Yesterday we  were celebrating our 67th independence day . It was a day to remember the sacrifices and atrocities  which our brave soldiers withstood so that we can breathe in free air . That time the people of India fought together to free themselves from the British Raj .

Being World’s largest democracy now has this freedom need to be retrospected ?? What is the significance of freedom today ?

Freedom is  of thoughts and actions , to be yourself , to dream  and to realize whatever you want to be in your life , writer , painter ,singer , dancer and not getting bogged down by the rules of society .

For me freedom is to roam in the night without worrying  that there are people lurking in the corners looking to attack you .

Freedom is to dance as nobody is watching , not to be labeled by the society’s parameters.

Freedom is to let choose a girl / boy whatever they want to be in their life and not to differentiate by our own moral standards .

Freedom is to be reasonable and responsible for our actions  , with freedom also comes restrain , without restrain freedom can go berserk. Freedom is to live and let live , not to differentiate by caste , creed or religion .

Freedom is to be proud by our achievements and deeds but not getting glorified by our inheritance.

Freedom is to get the work done without standing in the queue and not by paying bribe .

Freedom is of knowledge being available to the common man . Freedom is to have a good night sleep and looking forward to the new day with an invigorating enthusiasm .

I think we still have a long way to go …………………………………………………………….

Happy Independence day folks ! May we achieve independence in our thoughts and actions !

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A picture worth treasuring !

I am back almost after two weeks . First my laptop was out of order  which got me so disgusted that I decided to go for  a vacation  . And we  took a detour this time from our usual touristy places to visit the ruins of Hampi , the capital city of Vijaynagar empire .  This is the picture clicked by my six year old son , Atharv . There were many horses around and this one we found on the way to Vithala temple.  I think he has done a fabulous job . What do you think ?

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LOVE

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Space
extrapolated in your arms
Love
Needs no boundaries

Love is the most sublime feeling which we experience in our life . From the time we are born till we breath our last . Have we ever thought what will happen if we are devoid of love , we  will become zombies. Love gives a purpose to our life and a direction to the ship sailing in this vast ocean . It is like a force which protect us from unforeseen events , guiding us in dark days and giving a hope for the future . Love has the power to conquer the insurmountable , it is like a guiding angel which help us to overcome any obstacles .

A life empty of love is not worth living . It is like a desert . So , hold on to your loved ones they will always be there for you no matter what . Seasons come and go but people who love you truly are always there for you,you just need to remember them in your heart.  And they will come looking for you . No boundaries of time , religion , money  stands in a way when your love is pious.

Sharing a famous poem by Maya Angelou

We, unaccustomed to courage

exiles from delight

live coiled in shells of loneliness

until love leaves its high holy temple

and comes into our sight

to liberate us into life.

Love arrives

and in its train come ecstasies

old memories of pleasure

ancient histories of pain.

Yet if we are bold,

love strikes away the chains of fear

from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity

In the flush of love’s light

we dare be brave

And suddenly we see

that love costs all we are

and will ever be.

Yet it is only love

which sets us free.