Paddles of boats and ships,
Amongst the fishes in water;
Wings of gliders and planes,
Amongst the birds in the air;




Our dreams and thoughts,
Amongst the energy of the universe;
Things – living and non-living,
Amongst everything on land, water and air.




Inspired by https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/unmoored/











A Rich Cultural Heritage

The Great Dravidian Heritage

Art & Architecture and monumental sculptures depicting the great Dravidian culture of South India, during the Pallava Kingdom’s rule with Kanchipuram as its capital,

a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mahabalipuram, for your view.

A Rich Cultural Heritage - A view of the Seven Pagodas at the Mahabalipuram
The Pagodas
A Rich Cultural Heritage - A skyline of a sculpted temple tower at the Mahabalipuram
One of the tower sculptures of the Pagodas
A Rich Cultural Heritage - A picture of Monolithic Sculptures
Monolithic Sculptures
A Rich Cultural Heritage - A picture of a monolithic cave
A Monolithic Cave

Scriptures or Sculptures?

The epic tale of God Krishna and Kuchela depicted on the wall of the cave.

A Rich Cultural Heritage - A picture of Cave Sculptures of Lord Krishna and his friend Kuchela
God Krishna and his childhood friend, Kuchela

Period:  It is an ancient historic seaport (town) during the time of Periplus, 1st century CE, and Ptolemy, 140 CE.

Location:  Chennai, India

Inspired by https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/heritage/



Daily Prompt Wonder

Bullie & Baarbie


My Travel – 1

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Travel

It would have been better if we’d taken the popular train from Mettupalayam to Ooty, up the great mountains of Nilgiris, for it would have been a more relishing journey than by car. However, booking tickets was a hectic task as there was a great demand for them.

The pictures below are in a chronological order of our tour of Ootacamund (aka Ooty), the Beauty Queen Town of the Great Blue mountains of Nilgiris (‘Nila’ means Blue and ‘giri’ means mountain), Tamil Nadu, India.

A Lake in the Central part of the Town

Ooty Lake


Doddabetta, the highest peak of the Nilgiris

A view from Doddabetta
The Valley of Ooty


The Botanical Garden of Ooty

The Botanical Garden


A Wayside Pine Forest on the Ooty-Mysore Highway on the Mountain Range

Pine Forest


A lake on the other side of the pine forest



The Pykara Lake


A View of the Pykara Lake


Speed Motor Boating on Pykara


A view of the Kalhatty Falls from outside the mountain forest

Kalhatty Waterfalls


The Tea Plantations



After the pleasant trip, left our hearts in so many places in Ooty and thereabouts and returned home with sweet memories.




Inspired by https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/05/16/tuesday-photo-challenge-travel/

Bon Voyage




Collaborate To Empower




Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest–
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men–
Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.
– by William Shakespeare


Speak to collaborate,

Collaborate to empower,

Empower to endeavor,

Endeavor to accomplish,

Accomplish to win!

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Artwork of My Two-Year-Old Boy

Happy Mothers’ Day


On the Mother’s day in 2012,

he was given a design and asked to do a drawing in an Artwork for Kids program.



Four years ago, he was an early pre-schooler attending classes at an age of two years (he hadn’t even started to speak…at that time), as a result of both the parents’ inevitable situation to pursue jobs to make both ends meet…

As we all tend to move towards development and advancement personally and socially; our home, dependents and kids lose their basic necessities, the love and care of their mother and father which is the most essential thing in every child’s life for him/her to develop as an individual…it’s a real serious thing to ponder over…isn’t it?

Let us love and take care of our children!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers!

Bullyboy Shammypapa

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Nature Photography – The Letter V

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Letters U or V

Two mountains forming the shape of V



A V-shaped Mountain




The Valley of the Nilgiris


Another View of the Valley




Inspired by https://ceenphotography.com/2017/05/11/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-letters-u-or-v/



Rainbow – Reflecting Sun Rays


Reflection of the Paradise







Arrows of raindrops,
Shooting the earthy heart,
Through the Godly bow,
Triggered by the windy hands of the cloud-archer!




Inspired by https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/reflecting/







Archery – Benefits of Sports


Jai Mahishmathi!

Archery – The arrow’s pursuit of the target, shot by the archer through a bow.

(The Featured Image is of the movie, Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion, sourced online.)