Friday, January 29, 2010

A stalker???

A stalker???

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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

The name Ranthambore is derived from two hills in the area, Ran and Thanbhor. Another version says that Ranthambhore was once called Rana Stambhapura or City of the Pillars of War.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

THE SOUL that has a Guest

THE SOUL that has a Guest

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THE SOUL that has a Guest,
Doth seldom go abroad,
Diviner Crowd at home
Obliterate the need,
And courtesy forbid
A Host’s departure, when
Upon Himself be visiting
The Emperor of Men!

Emily Dickinson


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chandan aur Sindoor

Chandan aur Sindoor

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Sindoor is a red powder (Vermilion), which is traditionally applied at the beginning or completely along the parting-line of a woman’s hair (also called mang) or as a dot on the forehead. Sindoor is the mark of a married woman in Hinduism. Single women wear the dot in different colors ("bindi" in Hindi) but do not apply sindoor in their mang.

In Hindu culture, the tradition of wearing Sindoor or vermillion is said to have been prevailing through more than 5,000 years. Female figurines excavated at Mehrgarh, Baluchistan, show that sindoor was applied to the partition of women's hair even in early Harappan times.

Sandalwood paste is integral to rituals and ceremonies, to mark religious utensils and to decorate the icons of the deities. It is also distributed thereafter to devotees, who apply it to the forehead or the neck and chest. Preparation of the paste is considered a duty fit only for the pure, and is therefore entrusted in temples and during ceremonies only to priests.

The paste is prepared by grinding pieces of the wood by hand upon granite slabs shaped for the purpose. With slow addition of water a thick paste results, which is mixed with saffron or other such pigments to make Chandan.

Sandalwood is considered in alternative medicine to bring one closer to the divine. Sandalwood essential oil, which is very expensive in its pure form, is used primarily for Ayurvedic purposes and treating anxiety.

(info taken from Wiki)


Friday, January 15, 2010

DISTANCE is not the realm of Fox

DISTANCE is not the realm of Fox

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DISTANCE is not the realm of Fox,
Nor by relay as Bird;
Abated, Distance is until
Thyself, Beloved!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

R.I.P Billy

R.I.P Billy

Billy Arjan SIngh......passed away on 1st jan.

I was planning to meet him this feb on my way to Dudhawa. But I got late. It's such a tragic loss.

Read about him here

The Picture of Billy is taken from the web and the picture of the tiger is clicked by me.


Monday, January 4, 2010

That kid at that door

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This was not clicked by me. This one was clicked by my 13 yr old cousin sister PUJA :) on our way to Badrinath.

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