Archive | October 2013

Deepavali in Little India

No Foreign Lands

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With Deepavali/ Diwali fast approaching, Little India has been transformed into a daily bazaar selling all kinds of trinkets and clothes.
I took some time on Saturday to take a short stroll so here is a glimpse of the streets…

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Happy early Deepavali everyone!
Bonus picture:

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Some Extinct Tamil Proverbs in connection with Dance

Bharathanatyam and the worldwide web

Disclaimer: Before you jump to any conclusion, read till the end of this post. My intentions are to give a glimpse of the past.

Recently, I came across a book titled “A classified collection of Tamizh proverbs” by Reverend Herman Jensen [1, 2]. This book was published in 1897. Yes, that’s long time back! In total there are 3644 proverbs cataloged, classified on various subjects numbering to about 300.

Reverend Herman Jensen was part of the Danish Missionary in Madras presidency. He arrived in 1887 and worked in Arcot, Ranipet, and Sallasapet (?) [3].  He left back to Denmark by 1899 [4]. In the preface, he identifies what Indians do in a regular conversation.

I had already perceived that the Indians could hardly tell a story without introducing some proverbs into it.

Hmmm….I am going to observe that in others from now on. 🙂

Proverbs give an insight into the…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon’s Verge

Between the two worlds

life hovers like a star,

twixt night and morn,

upon the horizon’s verge.

-Lord Byron-

Horizon's Verge

Horizon’s Verge – off the coast of Western Australia (photo: alfiet March 2013)

We have always held

to the hope, the belief, the conviction

that there is a better life, a better world

beyond the horizon.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt-

 

Quote credits: Brainy Quotes

The above post is an entry for the: Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon.

What Do You Have ?

Friday Funnies #IV  (What do you have?)

What Do You Have ?  (Friday Funnies # IV)

What do You Have?

PS: The above cartoon came on an e-mail joke –  Author Unknown – would love to give credits to the owner

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness (posted on National Geographic Explorer’s Journal)

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Explorers Journal on October 18, 2013
Cheetah cubs at play by guide Nicky Silberbauer. Photographed at Phinda, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (nickysilberbauer.com/ andbeyond.com)
Please follow the link below to see the other top 24 photos.

 

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Thou Shalt Not Blog Everything…..Including Nothing!

Thou Shalt Not Blog Everything…..Including Nothing!.