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

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

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.



For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paparazzi
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Paparazi





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.

For more visit:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cui+bono


Friday, 20 July 2012

Words and Phrases - Mores

Mores

Meaning : The customs and conventions of a community.

Origin : Latin

For more visit:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/mores

Words and Phrases - Putsch

Putsch

Meaning : A violent attempt to overthrow a govt.

Origin : Swiss, German

For more visit:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/putsch
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/putsch

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Photography - sunset


Photography - Peeled Orange


Photography - Diwali Lights


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Words and Phrases - Glasnost

Glasnost

Meaning : The policy or practice of more open government.

Origin : Russian

For more visit:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/glasnost

Words and Phrases - Quintessence

Quintessence

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

Origin : Latin

For more visit:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quintessence

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


To read more check 


http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/veni+vidi+vici



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


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



Fletcherise

Meaning :  To chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.


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

For more visit:
http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-fle1.htm
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fletcherise

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