Thursday, April 19, 2007

something nice, something new

Wrote these on the fly, yesterday. Liked them, so thought would post them here.

chedi jo tumne baat, chup na rah sake hum
pata nahi kyon saamne jab tum raho kuch na kah sake hum

ek pal mein apnaa banaaya, ek hi pal mein parayaa
kaisi yeh teri dillagi,main kabhi samaj na payaa

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Just Tulips...these would be my favorite spring flowers now! On the hunt.Click on the cherry blossoms below for more tulips and check out the collection on flickr!!

Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

cherry blossoms
Originally uploaded by digijinx.
Been a while since I had been on the photo hunt and flowers are my favorite subjects. This time around they didnt behave. It was really windy and cold by the Potomac in DC. The cherry blossoms were "gone with the wind" but the withered petals kept circling around you creating a very magical atmosphere. It was just gal's day out and we had fun.
The cherry blossom festival has been happening for quite sometime now and its kinda one of the biggest gala events in DC. It is the 95th year and there is a lot of history behind it. If only it had been a little warmer would have been perfect. Read this official website link to find out more if you are interested.
A quick stop by the memorials and the metro rides to the white house and the capitol building. The walking and running on the streets of downtown on this cold and windy all ended with a grand finale, the fireworks by the waterfront. I ran out of charge on my batteries so cudnt click those. The 15 minutes of fireworks and the call to find Jeffrey(a boy who kinda got lost and his parents looking for him) All in all the thirst for photography lives on.

Monday, April 02, 2007

West is West….

Originally uploaded by digijinx.
Quoting Rudyard Kipling
“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;”
I managed to visit the beauty of the west sometime last year. I know this post is very late, but better late than never. The serene Pacific sunset was always a dream to watch and I am happy I got to see it for real by the Monterrey beach. The bustling city of SFO and the alluring waves of the lover’s point beach at Monterey. Life sure is fun in the west. The Ghirardelli square on the SFO bay, the fisherman’s wharf….man the list is endless. I have like a zillion friends out there in the West especially in this city and I managed to meet all of them thanks to V and S. They were my tour guides throughout the trip, Thank you soooo much. (Hope you are reading this).

Parking in downtown is one big problem and even otherwise its parallel parking everywhere definitely not my cup of tea. Day 1 was SFO visit and boy it was a beautiful city. I was trying so hard to get some good shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and managed to click only one, which turned out to be the only good shot in my whole trip. The Muir woods and taking quite a long walk to see the tiny lady bugs. That place is mystical and heavenly. The redwood trees are humungous. I like any place by the beach, its always beautiful. The crooked street (Lombard Street) drive and people do live there. I think they are crazy. Fisherman’s wharf is a nice place to walk around. So many things happening there. Even the slightest thing could draw a huge crowd. There was guy there who had a big branch in his hand and kept popping out of it and he was a crowd puller. You also get a glimpse of Sea-Lions and you get to view the sunset by the golden gate bridge.
Monterrey is another beautiful place which one must visit. I had also visited the Hindu temple in Livermore. Of course the Saravana Bhavan in Sunnyvale, I met a couple of my undergrad friends there for dinner.

All in the entire trip was just wonderful, yet I could not wait to get back to the east, to get home.