Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Photography - The Flame

Poem - Goodness is always hidden

Goodness is always hidden,
and it may never be seen,
The light strands are scattered,
some of them even be taken as mean,
All those who are in search of light,
when God shows them the flame right,
It is probably too bright,
that brings in their eyes, tears,
leaving what they held on,
They held on for years,

Photography - Chocolate cake

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Photography - Rakhi festival in India

Photography - Aloe Vera

Words and Phrases - quid pro quo

quid pro quo

Meaning : An equal exchange or substitution. 'something for something' or 'this for that'.

Origin : Latin. something for something

Words and Phrases - Hubris


Meaning : Excessive pride or self-confidence.

Origin : Greek

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Poem - She is the Night

 The Night is usually assumed to be terrifying and mysterious. The following lines are an attempt to bring out the positive side of night.

Very calm and quiet,
but when evil is at its height,
fights like a knight,
because she is the night.

Some call her reason of fright,
want her to be out of sight,
they have no estimate of her motherly might,
because she is the night.

Everyone thinks she is carrier of the dark,
but she has the power to behold the light,

Friday, 27 July 2012

Art - Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) Sketch

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Photography - Tree

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Photography - Squirrel

Photography - Cloud

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Art - Orange

Photography - Popcorn

Poem - The Morning Song

A sudden noise and my dream broke,
Ohh! it was my alarm clock,

The alarm was ringing,
outside cukoo was singing,

It was exactly 5 o'clock,
time for the morning walk,

But what I saw through the window pane,
washing the floor gently, whispered the rain,

In order to listen more,
I rushed outside through the door,

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Art - The Star

        This night scene is made using Adobe Photoshop.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Photography - Dark

Words and Phrases - Paparazzi


Meaning : Photographers of celebrities. They are freelance, commercial photographers who stalk celebrities for their pictures.

Origin : Italian.  From the surname of such a photographer in  La dolce vita  (1959) , a film by Federico Fellini.

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Words and Phrases - cui bono?

cui bono ?

Meaning : To whose benefit ? Whose bread is being buttered ?

Origin : Latin

                It is used to find out vested interests behind anybody's support of anything.

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Friday, 20 July 2012

Words and Phrases - Mores


Meaning : The customs and conventions of a community.

Origin : Latin

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Words and Phrases - Putsch


Meaning : A violent attempt to overthrow a govt.

Origin : Swiss, German

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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Photography - sunset

Photography - Peeled Orange

Photography - Diwali Lights

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Words and Phrases - Glasnost


Meaning : The policy or practice of more open government.

Origin : Russian

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Words and Phrases - Quintessence


Meaning : The perfect or most typical example ; a redefined essence or extract of a substance.

Origin : Latin

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Live Your Hobbies: Words and Phrases - veni, vidi, vici

Live Your Hobbies: Words and Phrases - veni, vidi, vici: Meaning : I came, I saw, I conquered Origin : Written by Julius Caesar as a comment on his war with Pharnaces II of Pontus in turkey...

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Words and Phrases - veni, vidi, vici

Meaning : I came, I saw, I conquered

Origin : Written by Julius Caesar as a comment on his war with Pharnaces II of Pontus in turkey

Latin verbs venire, videre and vincere

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Words and Phrases - de rigueur

Meaning : Required by the current fashion or custom; socially obligatory.

Origin :  From French  de, "of "+ rigueur, "strictness"

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Poem - We are not free

Today what I see,
is that we are not free,
not free to walk on the road,
our minds crushed under the load,

Friday, 13 July 2012

Poem - Just because i can't speak?

The below given lines are the probable heart rendering account by a tiger that is poached and captivated. The Tiger might show anger first but finally has to surrender before circumstances. Stop cruelty and save creatures as their pain is unimaginable because they can't express it in words but through eyes...

Looking deep into my eyes,
you shall be able to realise,
that how to the hands of my dismal fate,
I had to eventually remise.

Yesterday they fed me rotten mice,
to fill my empty stomach that wasn't suffice,
tell them I am a ruler of jungle,
not a pet who survives on their meat slice.

Somehow my escape I had to devise,
that too before the sunrise,
I attempted to break through the fence thrice,
but in vein went all my tries.

Their atrocity and cruelty, I despise,
tell them, it doesn't feel at all nice,
to witness every day,
one of your fellow's demise.

Day by day I am turning old and weak,
now I want freedom from this life so bleak,
tell me in which court justice should I seek,
Or I shall be imprisoned till death  just because I can't speak?

                                                                        - N K Sran

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Art - Yellow flowers

Art - Blanverde

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Art - Vase

Monday, 9 July 2012

Art - Travelling Soul

Art - Praying Fairy

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Photography - Sunset

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Words and Phrases - Fiasco


It is a word adopted from Italian Language that means "complete failure".

Origin :  1850–55 from Italian:  literally, bottle ,from Germanic sense “failure” from Italian  phrase far fiasco  to fail, literally, to make a bottle.

Photography - Bamboo

Friday, 6 July 2012

Words and Phrases - avancer comme un escargot

avancer comme un escargot

       It is a french phrase that means "to go at a snail's pace"

Words and Phrases - RSVP

RSVP - Respondez s'il vous plait

Meaning :  It is a french phrase used frequently on invitation cards that means "reply if you please".

Origin : 1895 – 1900  French r ( épondez ) s ( 'il ) v ( ous ) p ( laît ) please reply

Words and Phrases - Fletcherise


Meaning :  To chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.

Origin :   Named after American nutritionist, Horace Fletcher (1849-1919)

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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Photography - Clouds

Photography - Standing alone

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Photography - Stony Floor

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Photography - Watermelon

Photography - Peas

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Poem - A friend who used to believe me without a swear

In the amidst of all the fear,
life was put into reverse gear,
within seconds the bone and muscles was to tear,
with blood their clothes were to smear.

To add to my bad luck, I had to hear,
from a friend who was very dear,

Photography - Shell