Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A full bloom of Taleh

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Last month while I was going to unity state through the forest short cut, I couldn’t believe my eyes, as I saw yellow every where.

For the first time in my life I saw the Taleh trees in bloom.

The spring has been favorable to this tree it seems.
Last year, I saw a bloom here there, but not in these dimensions.
Every nook and corner where the Taleh forest is visible was covered with small yellow flowers.

This is incredibly beautiful !!

This tree is a wonder tree for the people over here.
My old readers already know what it is. If they remember... Do I see a lewd smile on their faces?
Those readers who are new here and not heard about the tree, please take a look here.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


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I was in that cute boat on their previous round at Cochin backwaters. (The city of Cochin or Kochi, is at the southern end of India)

There was a group of woman from France in it when I entered.

They looked at me suspiciously while I stepped in, but after seeing my camera, they opened up again chattering in French, even one of them eying me from the corner of her eyes and asking the other if I was an Arab...unaware that I know a little French.

It was real cozy inside the boat with comfortable cushioned seats and very clean floormats.

In the background is the city of Cochin.


They say, that a laugh is as good as sex... and sex is said to be healthy.
Enjoy the humor and rememeber to take it in good spirits.

Late on Friday afternoon a Banbury senior citizen drove his brand new BMW Z4 convertible out of the car salesroom.

Taking off down the motorway, he floored it to 90 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left on his head.
"Amazing!" he thought as he flew down theM40, enjoying pushing the pedal to the metal even more.
Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a police car behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring.
"I can get away from him - no problem!" thought the elderly nutcase as he floored it to 110mph, then 120, then 130mph.

Suddenly, he thought,"What on earth am I doing? I'm too old for this nonsense!"
So he pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the police car to catch up with him.

Pulling in behind him, the police officer walked up to the driver's side of the BMW, looked at his watch and said, "Sir, my shift ends in 10minutes. Today is Friday and I'm taking off for the weekend. If you can give me a reason why you were speeding like that, I've never heard or seen you before, I'll let you go."

The man, looked very seriously at the policeman, and replied, " Years ago," he paused a second before continuing " my wife ran off with a policeman. "

"I thought you were bringing her back." he said with out even a smiling.

"Have a good day, Sir," said the policeman. He raised his cap slightly as of a salute and left with a broad smile.

Monday, June 04, 2007


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In deep slumber it came, a picture, crystal clear
array of colours so vivid, I felt her so near

eyes closed, I sensed, the image was you
holding hands, leaning... a cozy feeling anew

I felt your long fingers, touching my nose
moments, breath intense, moving so close

then, the shrill of beeps I heard from far, I felt
eyes wide, I saw my clock shrieking atop my quilt

Saturday, June 02, 2007

A trapeze on the ground ???

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Last Wednesday was a day for safety awareness and there was a small exercise for the trainees as part of the training on the subject. It was just a matter of being with the trainees for 10 minutes. But the exercise was scheduled in a station almost 40 kilometers away.
I sent my trainees in the minivan with the driver and I proceeded after 10 minutes in my pick up.

After the exercise, I have allowed my trainees to go back early and I stayed behind to meet a few of my ex-trainees who has already become regular staff.

My return was delayed until 11AM and I have as usual, cruised at low speed enjoying sights around me.

The summer this year is abnormally hot and the pools were getting dry. There were very few migrating birds that day. There were a few showers which were simply not enough to wet the fertile land.

On the way I had to pass through many pools with muddy water that were actually dug for the shepherds and cattle...the only source of water to cater the animals.

While passing the third pool I saw movement in black and stopped.

I saw this bird doing a virtual dance near the pool.

First what I thought was that it somehow got hurt by some cactus thorns which are deadly to these birds when they are dry.
I knew I can’t help the poor thing, as the reef Herons are so much afraid of of us.

I stopped the pick up and decided to investigate.

When I was out of the car, I had a partial view of the pool and now, I clearly saw that it was doing a virtual waltz near the pool.

I thought that the bird was crazy.

Now I asked this question to myself
Does it happen ?

I didn't know if they become crazy some times?
I have never thought about this subject before ! I have to ask Abdulla or refer some books.

Who else in the hell want to do a waltz when the sun is on top of your head ?

Yes, that one was one crazy black Heron, was my thought.

While I was watching that peculiar dance of my friend in the sun, I noticed yet another moment nearby, which I couldn’t see before, due to the dry weeds that blocked my view.

I moved to get a clear view.

Now I knew what that cheeky fella was doing and the reason for his crazy dance.
A crazy Heron waltzing ?

geets ! .... Are you looking for a clue ?
Well ! you won't find any, this time.

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Tagged by Kai

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The pic that you see was taken from Malayasia.
I tried to look for the pic of a live butterfly for kai but couldn't locate one good enough to be shared, as I know that she is great admirer of butterflies and poems.

Normally I dont take tags.
I was tagged by my young friend Princess Kai. I am unable to refuse her request. So here I am.

Rules are:

* each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

* People who are tagged need to write posts in their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

* At the end of your post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

  1. I love to write; but I really know how good or how bad I am.

  2. Once on a flight in a business class cabin, I surprised a famous film star who was my co passenger, just by pretending ignorance about his identity. He was offended very much that he asked the air hostess for another seat.

  3. Unlike many males, I am very emotional. I cry when I feel bad, but so far only less than three persons have seen me crying. I don’t do it in public however sad I am.

  4. When I am alone and doing something with utmost concentration, I do talk to myself.

  5. I am not afraid of death, devil, snake or crocs but I am afraid of wild bees. I was attacked and bitten by them once.

  6. I fight injustice irrespective of the country caste or creed or religion. My country is the most corrupt country in the world.

  7. I was slapped once in my life and was shocked and numb for 3 days. Don't ask me why ?

  8. I am not particular about where I write. I think the best place to write is in an aircraft. Many of my verse have originated in flights on unused vomit bags, as I couldn’t find any other paper to write. I loose many of them by misplacing it elsewhere.

*I do not tag any.

The song "that girl " is for you kai.