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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Freeze the time, now!

There are often moments, which we want to be over as soon as possible and there are some moments which just flash like a falling star and you wish it lasted for some more time. What is your moment, which you want to freeze in time and lock it up? Do the lines in this poem reflect your thoughts? Share with me  in comments :)

In the pic, one of my beautiful friend Akanksha,  who was admiring first super moon of this year! :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


In the pic : Maneet, my friend's son :)

dinavu udayisuva sooryanalla
tampereva irulalla
beesuva gaaliyalla
suriva maleyalla
naguva maguvalla
aluva mogavalla
hita mitavada mishranadi adugeyu poorti
anteye kaviya manadalli mooduva spoorthi

novige nalivina lepana
malagida nenapina sinchana
bhavodvegada narthana
sallapada aalaapana
jagake hidida darpana
kaledukonda ashrutarpana
bhavanegalu aadaga bharti
kavite geechalu mooduvude spoorthi


It is neither the rising sun
nor the soothing night
It is neither the wind
nor the pouring rain
It is neither the smiling baby
Nor the weeping face
Inspiration to a poet is
Such that the essences of a satisfying recipe

Smearing of happiness to the pain
Sprinkle of memories to sleeping heart
Dancing of the emotions within
Beginning of romance
Mirror to the world
Mourning to the lost
Inspiration to a poet is
That which happens when emotions can't be held anymore!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

ಹಳೇ ಬೇರು- ಹೊಸ ಚಿಗುರು!

I saw this pic which my friend had as her WhatsApp DP and I was inspired to write something from a point of view of the woman linking the root and the bud :)

PS: I am not sure I could provide enough justice with the translation. This was a small effort as my friends kept demanding me to translate :)

PC: Shreedevi (Thank you!) 

ಸಂಗಾತಿ ಜೊತೆಗಿರಲು,
ಜೀವನದಿ ಹಗಲಿರುಳು,
ಬಿಂಬವಾಗಿ ನಿಂತಿರಲು
ಹಳೇ ಬೇರು- ಹೊಸ ಚಿಗುರು....

While the compainion
is there through the walk of life,
standing there I see the reflection,
Old root - new bud......

ನನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ನೆನಪುಗಳ
ರಾಗಗಳ ಗಾಯಕನು - ಹಳೇ ಬೇರು
ನನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ನಾಳೆಗಳ
ಸಾಗರದ ನಾವಿಕನು - ಹೊಸ ಚಿಗುರು
Singer of all of my past memories
beholding all my emotions - old root
Navigator of all my
future ocean of hopes  - new bud

ಕಳೆದೆಲ್ಲಾ ದಿನಗಳ ಮೆಲುಕಲು,
ಬರುವೆಲ್ಲ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳ ಕನಸು ಕಾಣಲು,
ಜೊತೆಯಾಗಿ ನಡೆ ನೀ - ಕನ್ನಡಿಯಾಗಿ
ಜೊತೆಗಾರ ಬೆಸೆದಿರು ನನ್ನಯ..... ಹಳೇ ಬೇರು- ಹೊಸ ಚಿಗುರು!

To reminiscence all my past,
to dream together a dream of tomorrow,
to reflect on my life, to see along with me,
Stay my love and bond with my - old root and new bud!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


You arrive without an invite
your exit is not in my might!

you travel boundless
pouring on me like a storm,
soothing like the night,
a company in loneliness,
forsaker in the crowd....

you throw questions high
to quest the answer, day and night

When I loaf around like a nomad
in bits and pieces you arrive - oh my thought!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಕ್ಷಣಿಕ.... ನಿನ್ನ ಕ್ಷಣಕೆ, ನೀನೇ ನಾವಿಕ! 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wild West road trip through 5 states, through my lens

It had been couple of months since a road trip that we had taken from Seattle to many parts of Oregon, which I have shared with you all in my previous blog  and I got too excited when my husband decided a road trip with my visiting mother-in-law to Las Vegas and nearby tourist attractions, instead of taking a flight.
I have my own inclination towards a road or train trip which lets me float away into my own world looking at the never ending road or the passing by terrain.

I must say our trip was pretty packed due to the fact that it takes a day to get out of Texas! We started our day 1 pretty early in the morning with a target of covering at least 75% of our journey the same day(it was a 15.5 hrs drive one way to Vegas!) and pretty much started regretting within the first 3 hours as we had absolutely nothing to look at because of the flat terrain Texas had up in the North(that doesn't mean you have nothing to see in Texas. Check out some cool pics and details about one of the places in Texas Hill Country  and there is a lot more to Texas).
Windmills tried to add some motion to the rather boring drive!
Too early for snow in Texas, so here is some cotton! ;)

Since I have so many different experiences to share, I will break them down into multiple blogs so that I don't bore you to the extent the drive till Texas border bored us ;)

The drive, the divide and the crater

Walnut Canyon in Arizona

Vegas, Antelope and Horse Shoe bend

5 days of travel through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Utah

On the way attractions(Not listing everything):

  • Texas : Paul Duro Canyon
  • New Mexico : Plan a separate trip to cover this amazing place. Based on what time of the year you travel, you have a lot of action here (Albuquerque for skiing, baloon festivals, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa etc)
  • Arizona: Options to stop at Flagstaff or take a little detour and cover Sedona and Grand Canyon
  • Nevada: Vegas strip!
  • Utah: Lots of national parks (Zion National park and also the drive itself is picturesque) 

Freeze the time, now!

There are often moments, which we want to be over as soon as possible and there are some moments which just flash like a falling star and y...