Of Temple Towns and Work!
Howdie? How's life? All good? Hmmm?
Yeah, I am okay too. Alive. And as you might have guessed, very busy (Hi DI! ;))!
Don't even ask me what I was up to the last 2 weeks when I didn't blog at all. I'll tell you anyway. A surreal amalgamation of an important meeting, a presentation, work on weekends, the senior management of the company, work, more work, did I mention "The Presentation", re-work and more work. It was like the school Annual Day all over again! Oh and in the midst of all that, the one weekend when I could have taken a sigh, I went on a running, fleeting, blink and miss 2 days trip to Hyderabad. AND Tirupathi. Definitely a record of some sort!
Now that it's all over, I am free as
my manager a bird. Like they say, "don't be sad that it ended, be ecstatic." Oh sorry, I don't think that's what they say. Never mind. I am this close to losing my sanity, so excusez moi.
The irony and the biggest joke, however, is that, I still don't have anything to write about! So, I'll spare you the horror of any random ramblings, because, believe it or not, they'll all be about work, considering I haven't watched TV in 2 weeks and that I haven't slept till after 9 in 21 days, that's right, TWENTY ONE DAYS (Yes. I counted.). Instead, I'll just save this blog from going into extinction by posting some snaps I clicked in Tirupathi.
The Temple Town is quite an interesting place for photographers. The colors, vibrancy, the ebullience, the hills, the calm beauty, the vigour of devotion. - there's too much that the Camera can capture here! I am not a photographer by any standards, but I tried!
It's a pity the cameras aren't allowed near the actual temple complex, but the real fun is in capturing those little moments in the local market and on the way up. At least that's what I did. Oh and all the pics in daylight were taken on a move because the car was not stopped anywhere. Leopard attacks apparently. Fancy! Check out the snaps!
|The view from up above, the Lord's abode!|
|The driver took immense pleasure in telling me again and again and again that the edge of this hill was shaped like the Garuda. Can you make out?|
|"I shall be telling this with a sigh|
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost!
|"I wandered lonely as a Cloud, That floats on high o'er vales and hills.....|
|......When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils!" - William Wordsworth|
|The teeming market at 12 in the night!|
|Oh So Pretty! Bangles, bangles and more bangles!|
|Now this made one interesting shop. Just look at the colors and the lights, will you?|
|Cruel way of reminding us how far we are from being where we should have been 63 years after independence!|
I am sure a photographer would have done so much more justice to the variety this place offers! Like I said, I tried!
Anyhoo. The blog has been saved for this week at least.
Oooh and on a completely unrelated note, there's this song called "In These Arms" by The Swell Season (from Grey's Anatomy). It's just so so so BEAUTIFUL. I have heard this song on a loop for hours together the past few weeks, and every time he sings "Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms", my heart just skips a beat or two. Sigh. Do listen to it.