Saturday, January 30, 2010

picturisque sunset

This is the sunset picture near my village lake!!!! Somehow I liked the reflection of the hill and sun in water.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Region and its festivals

Every region has its own culture and importance. Our country being the diversified with many religions, castes, creed and sects, there would be many reasons to celebrate.
I am from Andhra Pradesh(not sure if tmrw i would be eligible to use that word).The place where I come from has a mix of Maharashtra as well. And I just love the people in my place in the way they live and mix with each other.
When I was young, I used to go across the fields with my grandfather and my grandmother used to celebrate every small occasion related to fields and all festivals. I didnt understand at that time what they meant as I was just happy eating delicious food made for that occasion( kids...cant help) :D
Now they make perfect sense to me. I just want to list few of the occasions my grandmother used to celebrate being a farmers wife :)

1. Ugadi - Its telugu new year. It brings lots of hopes to the people and pray that their year goes well. My grandfather used to ask us to pick few grains of wheat from his hand. He used to count them and classify as even or odd. Based on that he used to say whether its going to be good or bad year for us. He also used to see panchang and read out about the year. It was a memorable time and now we just celebrate ugadi and do nothing more than puja and eatables. Its sad that my elders forgot the tradition.

2. Mirugu - Its a occasion welcoming the monsoon gods. Its usually celebrated in June. People used to go to forest making some eatables and used to have lots of fun and offer prayers. I remember going few times with my aunts and cousins when I was young. On that day it used to drizzle for sure whatever may be the temperature. For the past few years, its not raining on that day and no one makes a trip to forest. Priorities change and climate change and nature is showing its worst features!!! Monsoons are not on proper times and life is becoming difficult to farmers.

3. Naagula panchami - its an occasion to pray snake god and villagers used to believe more on snake god. The simple reason being snakes help farmers in keeping away rats and mice and protect fields. In my village there was a big ant hill where snakes dwell. We used to pour milk and pray to Shiva on that day!!! It used to be good watching women in traditional attire.

                                                                                                 .... to be continued

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Sometime back one of my fren was asking why I havent been updating any pictures and writing regularly??
Well, the obvious answer was laziness... but i thought to overcome it and post some pictures here

The below picture is the rangoli made on Sankranthi at our house.... its just beautiful and my sister has chosen vibrant colors to make it elegant...

This is my bday cake which I cut in december :P it was a yummy yummy fruit cake.
The bakery from which it is got is famous in hyd(its name is Vacs bakery). Visit this bakery for excellent pastries whenever you drop in hyd :)

This is my favorite village art. I got it from a mela and loved the professions shown it.
Identify them if you can??

This winter my rose plant has bloomed with lots of flowers... And this pic has one of it...
isnt it beautiful???

I will update more as soon as I capture!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Go get your mother!!!!

An Amish boy and his father were visiting a nearby mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny silver walls that moved apart and back together again by themselves.
The lad asked, "What is this, father?"

The father, having never seen an elevator, responded, "I have no idea what it is."

While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady in a wheelchair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched as small circles lit up above the walls.

The walls opened up again and a beautiful twenty-four-year-old woman stepped out.

The father looked at his son anxiously and said, "Go get your mother."

PS: Now this is one of the best joke i have ever read.... I just wanted to share it with you!!!!
Have some fun.... and my next post would be really something about our culture...
watch out :)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

random musings

So much is happening in Andhra. For sometime I was thinking of writing about the tension prevailing in Andhra Pradesh. But I saw that many bloggers and writers wrote about the same and I didnt want to reinvent the wheel again.
Everyone want a new state. Mayawati wants 3 states spawned out of UP!! What the heck!!!!
One wrong move by Congress government made hell lot of  differences in the various parts of the country.
The transportation, IT, tourism and emotions of people are effected by Telangana movement in Andhra Pradesh.
Hailing from Telangana region I would support for the development of the region. I would fight for the equal opportunities given to the people of this region. This area has been neglected for years together. Only money dominated all the time in the government formed.
I pray that all the tensions in the state would get solved peacefully.

hmm... enough of politics. Today I saw 3 idiots movie. I enjoyed it fully and I can definitely say that its not a  copy of FIVE POINT SOME ONE by Chetan Bhagat. Hirani did it best to justify the movie by putting old actors. Aamir Khan's acting is excellent. And I adore Madhavan... was crazy about him during college days. The only south indian surviving in Bollywood.
The movie has got a message for the students and teachers and also to the deep rooted study system in our country. Most of them study for marks and grade sake. Practical implementation would be less. Thats why most of them from India dont get Nobel prize now except for few who have gone to US and imparted the education system.

Recently I learnt a new word from Hindu newspaper. Its "intexticated" which mean one is text messaging while driving. And there is punishment for that even. Corrupt officials would take some bucks and leave you. Thats a different matter. But note that there is a lot of difference between intoxicated and intexticated.

Have a nice time folks!!! If you know some stupid and funny words let me know.

Sunday, January 03, 2010


oh my god!!! 2009 year just went like that...
And yay!!!! I wanted to write to this post just to inaugurate my post for 2010 and see how it looks like :D

And friends I would like to wish you a great year
HAPPY NEW YEAR  2010 FRIENDS!!!! think of any reSOLUTION, I should think of what I broke last year... It was fun breaking them.
First one being to PUT on weight!!!(I should be crazy to even think of it as one resolution). Breaking it means it never happened :P
This year I m not gonna take any resolutions and just go with the flow. Then I wouldnt even worry about them.

2009 was great for few things:
1. New company and new friends at office.
2. New blog friends like Vimal,Smita,Silverine and IMH
3. New laptop
4. New house
5. Brothers visit
Those are the few things and I am really thankful to god for blessing me with happiness.

Wish me good year so that I can write good posts and make good friends!!!!

Good luck Friends