After 15 months stay at the East Coast of USA, we are back at the base in Namma Bengaluru. Within two weeks of arrival, here we are ! under “Total Lock Down for 14 days” due to the second wave of the epidemic.
Heart goes out to the people suffering and affected by the virus. Lucky & fortunate elders like me should have no issues at all to stay at home in an apartment complex.
It is no big deal. Simple formula – Just lock down and look up. You will see what you want to see and not the barrage of negativity around. When you lock down negativity and look up for positives, you will see HOPE.
Here are some images of what I saw:
These iPhone images taken by me, reinforce my belief that Nature can present its best side even under stressful living.
I sincerely pray that this good side of Nature soon help us overcome its other side and presents a smile on us, the suffering Indians.
World ! Please Pray for Indians. This also will pass.
Life is positively colorful 24x7x365. There is no need for despair. Let us enjoy life fully.
There is nothing more colorful to watch the sky at sun rise particularly in early winter in my place at Bangalore. The colors thrown at us by Nature through all its medium is just refreshing. All you got to do is just walk and enjoy.
In modern times, very often due to our lifestyles we tend to ignore the beauty and melancholy provided by Nature round the clock, particularly the ones provided in the night. The Moon (Chandra) is a classic example. I am no exception to this worldly behavior; but since hanging up my boots, I do spend some time to admire the manifestations.
The ambience is so enchanting when it is combined with melodious music. The effect is force multiplied if the tune/dhwani/raga is the appropriate one. Here is Maduvanti (Honey like) Raga played by the legendary flautist Sri. Hari Prasad Chaurasia and the moon accepting my request to get captured in my iPhone. No wonder it was love at first sight (கண்ட நாள் முதலாய் காதல்)
It is a nice coincidence that I am writing two blogs in the same week on the same subject viz. Sun (Aditya). One is Aditya Hridayam (The heart of the Sun) in the Spiritual Category & the other Aditya Udayam (Sun Rise) in the Photography/Travel Category.
In one of my earlier blogs (Springing Eastern Sun – PANY 2019 on 01 Aug 2019) I had posted photographs of Sun during my visit to Pennsylvania and Newyork. After my return to my base, I have been continuing my reverence for the Sun and never failed to capture its graceful rise to dispel the darkness in us.
Here is a fascinating video taken from my apartment roof top recently. Look at the impact that the Sun brings out in the form of dazzling colors, brightness, clarity and the ambience. The serenity is aided by the background music in the Rag Bowli (courtesy VK Raman, the eminent flautist).
iPhone X has an amazing camera which syncs with my reverence in its true spirit. Enjoy this video at