Monday, October 4, 2010

Istanbul - wow :-) a place very similar to India

Will write about the trip some other time but would like to share some of the non touristy sights with who ever is interested
have a look

The Flag
One sees the the Flag of Turkey fluttering in he wind at almost every corner.
Break the rules
 Just like in India, drivers in Istanbul break rules with nary a care in the world. The next cab which turned in fact crashed into a noone got hurt :-)

 Yes...this is also rampant...seen in the oldest church also

 This is one of the best passtimes..saw a lot of people laughing , reading and chatting their worries in the parks
Trinket Maker
 This lady was making trinkets with beautiful greek designs..lovely

 Corn seller..boiled or roasted..for a lira a delicious anytime snack

 This is something this place is famous the end of three days..kinds got fed up of eating these nuts

Roadside Cafe'
 Seen across almost all streets..beware you Indians..beef is more of a staple diet here

Tea in a glass so beautiful
 Rest laster ;-)

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Wrote about the stranger in our house...some time back...I guess this is either a prequel or sequel or another "inspired" copy of the decide..but whatever you sure it does make you really introspect or at least think ;-) on:

A teacher from Primary School asks her students to write a essay about what they would like God to do for them...

At the end of the day while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional. Her husband, who had just walked in saw her crying and asked her:

- What happened?

She answered :

- Read this. It's one of my student's essays

Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special: Make me into a television. I want to take its place. Live like the TV in my house. Have my own special place, And have my family around ME. To be taken seriously when I talk.... I want to be the centre of attention and be heard without interruptions or questions. I want to receive the same special care that the TV receives when it is not working. Have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work, even when he is tired. And I want my mom to want me when she is sad and upset, instead of ignoring me... And... I want my brothers to fight to be with me... I want to feel that family just leaves everything aside, every now and then, just to spend some time with me. And last but not least make it that I can make them all happy and entertain them...Lord I don't ask you for much... I just want to live like every TV

At that moment the husband said: - 'My God, poor kid. What horrible parents!

She looked up at him and said: - 'That essay is our son's !

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The bridge

The bridge
Originally uploaded by srinathiyer
A bridge over troubled waters..the waters under were certainly looking troubled and gushing all over like hell hath no fury..the road seemed to vanish into the hills which were being swallowed by the clouds...check out more @ some-colors-of-india-especially-dilli

the splash again

the splash again
Originally uploaded by srinathiyer
Was sitting watching the rains, mesmerized, thinking about water - how beautiful it is and how eaqually devastating it is...noticing the raindrops falling and splashing..when finally I shook myself out of the watery trance and froze the splash ...

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