Saturday, February 27, 2010

Something about travelling and Great Hornbill

Horse Cart
If you know I’m a travel enthusiastic, travelling is my passion which I like to have often. Lately I have strong emotions to go out in seek of some remedy to my insane and it works well when I was in travelling and resting in hills. I was forced to leave home and see people as a consolation to my insane, and I am somehow comfortable now, with various moments gripping my mind and sweeping or hiding away those injurious thoughts.

Though whatever I planned hasn’t happened quite, I tried to enjoy a lot of things that came in as surprise and felt that more than expecting, enjoying the thing that comes in hand does not disappoint. It was a wonderful journey into Anaimalai hills of pollachi and sighting some rare and wild animals, forest atmosphere and pleasing weather in hill tops, while bright sunshine and farm houses and flowing canals in-between coconut groves and tea estates of valparai are few more resumes again.
Aliyar river
Except pollachi IB – the one we stayed last time also, the various places we stayed may be more or less in comfort, but has something to wonder at its structure and surrounding. The nights are embraced in moderate cold and pleasant inside, and the sustain silence makes easier in listing to birds chirping and hornbills singing. Just opposite to our bison lodge in topslip, the great hornbills have build there nests in the large number of trees and makes clear and loud vocal at night.

One afternoon, while wandering without heading to lodge, we’re glad to meet an old man, who was a guide in topslip, taking visitors into the forest by foot and in van. He was taking rest under a bus stop opposite to our lodge and we get to chat with him for sometime about the forest and animals, and thus he says that this is the time hornbill’s nest and breed chicks. So the visitors are not allowed to go inside the large clumps of trees.
Great Hornbill01
As we’re interested about the great hornbills, and liked to know something about it and he says they make unique sweet noises while flying above and makes it louder in breeding season to call the male, and later they sing in unison. The female bird builds the nests in hollows of large trees and imprisons itself with a plaster made up by feces, leaving a slit and lives until the chicks partially grow. During this time the male brings food and feed female through the slit and the chicks follow the same method and seal it again, ones the female comes out.

It was a surprising sight on the Sholayar dam - Valparai, where I saw a great hornbill for the first time, chased by crows to sit and go on by a nearby tree. First looking at its mass I thought it was a huge crane, but only seeing its long colorful curved beak I find it was a hornbill. While staring at the beauty, I went wow… at moment looking at its magnificent and being late in capture, the gorgeous was chased away by crows, but somehow I manned to click few shots that came out here.
Great Hornbill
While traveling somewhere around anaimalai, I thought are we illegal to this land and when I think back it sense me right. We just go in seek of nature and in love, but not almost realize we’re entering someone’s home and just lost our space in urban development. Many years age we have been sharing the similar amount of space and greenery, but we destroyed everything for our comfort and development and go in seek of nature which is pure and pristine left over at forest and mountains terrain. Sometimes we have to acknowledge the mistake about not controlling our desire and should always keep in mind that our existence should not disturb any nature resources, as we’re like thieves at that present and should follow the universal rule of maintaining silent and let no marks exists. We can’t keep much distance from the nature resources and it has something for every one of us to live and we also have to keep in mind that we let live the resource as it is for our future to exist. Its nature, we always crave for what we don’t have.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fragrance of love, life & flower

most fragrant flower
Life is a lovely flower
where love is a fragrance

Life is a blooming flower
where heart opens for love

Life is a peaceful flower
where insects test patience

Life is a thorns bed
where we bear like a flower

Life is a petal
where our family is a flower

Love is an essence of life
which we share with others

Love has an inherent like a flower
which attracts each other

Love has the nectar
which makes life sweeter

Love is a bond creeper
where we breathe like a flower

Love makes life beautiful
like a flower to a plant

p.s.I'm back from vacation on sunday and the flower in the picture above is Champaca – popularly known as Shenbagam in tamil. The flower that belongs to a large evergreen tree Michelia Champaca - native to South Asia and Southeast Asia, is best known for its strongly fragrant yellow or white flowers. and the flower was captured in valparai

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's day

Happy Valentine’s Day
காதலை காமம் கலந்து பாக்கும் உலகம்
இரண்டையும் புரியாமல் எதிர்த்து நிக்கு
காதல் நினைப்பை பூட்டாமல் மனம்
காற்றை சுவாசிக்காமல் இருக்குமா இந்த பயணம்?

அவள் என்று ஒருத்தியை சந்தித்த வேளை
அவள் பின் தொடர்வதே இனி இவன் வேலை
காலை, மாலை, இரவு வேளை
அவளை நினைத்தாலே அது ஒரு இதமான வேளை

கைகள் கவிதை வரையும் அவள் கண்கள் கண்டால்
மௌனம் கலையும் அவள் பூன்னகைத்தால்
வயதை என்ன நினைக்கும் அவள் இளமை ததும்பினால்
இதயம் படபடக்கும் அவள் பொன் விரல்கள் பட்டால்
மனம் தடுமாறும் அவள் கட்டழகை கண்டால்

கண்டேன் அவளை கனவிலே, காதலில்
தூக்கம் இல்லாமல் புரண்டேன் இரவில்
கனவு கலைந்தும் அழியவில்லை, அவள் முகம்
என் இமையை விட்டு விலகவில்லை - கண்டேன் காதலை.

p.s. Planned for a weeklong travel from Monday, and so will check you all after the vacation. Take care, bye.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Goa – the movie!

Alike the name, Goa is fun, bold and beautiful!

There’s no hard sentiment or serious action, the story moves in aim of aimless that almost happy going moments.

The songs are very colorful in picturesque and enthusiastic in a mix of western, folk and melody. I love Idhu Varai (something familiar I feel) and the Goa.

The main characters have a brief time and everyone gets chance to express there characteristic.

Must appreciate director to capture the gay relationship in a decent manner and the jack (Sampath) acts very sweeter and thus it doesn’t took much space for good.

The movie that blows village scent at beginning recalls karakattakaran, and the panjayath moment is one of the funnies in many.
Piya is very sweet and cute in all the three heroines and to wonder where hides this stylish and glamour’s Sneha these years. Lovely

Everyone looks very different and new, except the unchanged face of villages and restrictions, that seems very boring.

The background scoring is fantastic; Vaibhav’s vocal is something different and funny.

The white girl’s expressions, vocal and smile are very pretty.

There is an expectation from Venkat Prabhu after Chennai 28 that he will give a very different movie, far away from others, which will give much importance to entertainment and fun in a way.

After long time we went to a night show in drive-in, as I don’t want to miss the movie thus it was the last show in the drive-in due to release of Asal on Friday. On Wednesday we checked for an evening show, but the timing wasn’t changed from the previous shows kutty and so turned home.

Btm. More than fun, its funny - Goa!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Christmas and Pongal Pictures

Glowing christmas
I did arranged with few things from the showcase on the Christmas Eve alike a year before, and burn few candles around it and thus it marked the event to glow. I was happy to play that moment by blowing candles and having chocolates, but by chance there was no one to share my joy except my mom.
Christmas Eve
Unlike Christmas, we had a wonderful moment at our native home on pongal, by celebrating the festival in a traditional way by making pongal in fire woods stove on the terrace and worshiping the greatest nature sun for producing heat to help us and our environment to survive in many ways.
Pongal 2010
Pongal 2010
It was something difficult for me to celebrate this festival on terrace, but giving importance to my interest and desire my parents prepared for this. People always prefer to celebrate the pongal in there homes and increase in nuclear families, the tradition is slowly decreases and ends in cooker whistle and television program. I always wish and think pongal isn’t a religious festival, it is a harvestival festival and thanksgiving to nature. In this way the world revolves and survives by nature and is made to share happiness, love and comfort.

In each and every way we’re occupying nature’s space and thus we all have a reason to celebrate in common, so why do we need a celebration in our home alone and why can’t make it as a event to get together where happiness and joy shares. I always wish the pongal is celebrated by inviting our neighbors, friends and relatives and make a equality pongal where our relationships are kept in touch.
Pongal 2010
Pongal 2010
I know I was late to produce this post and pictures here. I was taking these pictures with another camera and due to some virus in memory card it took this much time to deliver the pictures through photo studio. Thank you.
mom’s pongal kolam