Wednesday, January 20, 2010


It's Basant Panchami today and for me it's Saraswati Puja,the Goddess of learning.A bright sunny day has come up.After doing puja at home, I rushed to my work because I know today I am going to be real busy at my cosy restaurant..without wasting any time I picked up my favourite dress and gotta going to my Rockarolla.There was a feeling of festivity and celebration every where.While travelling on the way to my cafe I could see small girls wearing sarees,dressed up beautifuly with jewelleries....was wondering the plight of their mothers who dressed them ! I too remember my time when we use to wear mom's saree,lipsticks and bindis and pretend to be grown ups...The shops were decorated nicely with marigold flowers and there was a purity of goodness.The puja pandals too were decorated beautifully like a lovely bride and you can smell the fragrance of agarbattis,the sweet aroma of flowers every where and the lovely young crowd seen in their best attire.Today my rockarolla too was greared up nicely,waiting to start off the day with fun,laughter and friends..A lovely crowd at my restaurent the whole day,school kids,college girls,boys,young and old lost in their world of giggles and chit-chat,ordering momos,rolls etc...everyone is happy ,even a two year child is happy because she is with her parents enjoying her chocolates and floss.One thing I notice today is "dress" amongst the young crowd of today...not only the dresses they are wearing but the way they carry themselves realy make me happy to think that today's generation is smart,energetic and fashionable.One can see latest designs in sarees,suits or mekhla chaddars in festive occassions.Designer dresses have taken place of traditional dresses.
Today I met many friends of mine who made my day .A happy colourful Basant panchami will always be cherished.A wonderful day with wonderful people.....

Monday, January 18, 2010


"I am sooo sleepy man " ....Tiger-the 40 days old Bull Mastif pup,so cute and sweet and i wonder what will he be like when he grows up into a handsome hulk of over 70 kilos after a few months.

"heyyy buddy were is the photographer" "Hi dude......"
Pluto is a naughty spitz - golden retriever,who simply loves to play with balls and runs around the whole house when ever guests visit our house...a handsome dude with sparkling eyes,very clever.Likes to get pampered and enjoys sleeping with us.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A winter afternoon with Sandesh Kadur

I hate mornings because I simply love to sleep,the best beauty secret of all. Today being so cold outside I didn't feel like going for my work,I pretended to doze off again.Suddendly I looked around..the inevitable moment arrived and if I delay one more minute..I will be seriously late for my work..had an apple and rushed to my work place"Rockarolla". Ah! My kind of place.A resturant of unique style and decor.It's my love for this small cosy resturant were I like to be there,afterall its my baby. The day was windy and cold and myself tugged with jacket,cap and gloves...need some hot black tea to boost up my day! I was listening to some of my favorite music inside the cafe when a tall guy came and introduce himself as Mr.Sandesh kudur from Bengaluru. We became friends soon and talked about North-East,foodies,music etc. Mr.Sandesh introduced himself as a filmmaker for wild life and had come to Guwahati for his project. He appreciated the music scene of Assam,people and culture. I was feeling honoured to be a part of his thanks..and not to forget Mr.Sandesh liked and relished chicken momos with soup in my resturant..we exchanged our cell numbers and email id's since it was late already. Back home I found Mr.Sandesh mail and his blog site,without wasting my time I logged in to see whats in the store...I was taken by surprise! It's simply awesome,wonderful,adventurous and beautiful. All the wild life coverages made by him. Each photography of wild life is mind blowing and superb. An interesting gateway to the animal kingdom and forestry. Mr Sandesh kadur is a well known wildlife photographer and documentary Filmmaker,and has worked on various subjects ranging from cloud forest and endangered sea turtles in Mexico to rainforest and king cobras in Western Ghats of Southern India.His documentary SAHYADARIS: Mountains of the monsoon earned worldwide attention. His two films were screened at the British Library,Bangalore. Some of his film like The Serpent King is already shown in the National Geographic Channel. His liking for Kaziranga is felt through his beautifully captured photography. A tall,witty and friendly guy is also happend to be an associated member of the international League of Conservation photographer as well as a member on the Board of Filmmakers for Conservation. Mr Sandesh and his team is associated with Felis Creation, who strongly believes in conserving and using photography and films as media to spread the message of conservation and there work is dedicated to conserving some of the precious wildlife and forests of india. No doubt he's an Indian at heart which clearly revels his passion for wild life conservation...I consider myself lucky to have met such a personality who has opened my eyes and taught me a lot about conservation of wild life.

Friday, January 8, 2010



Winter time for me means December,January and Febuary.For me December is my favourite month,because it is the perfect weather balancing your mood of the season - a perfect month for partying,picnics,friends and time to pause and look back on the year gone by,to catch the new things,plan to make new resolutions.Practically all the New Years in my adult life have started off with fun,laughter and everything you wanted to be,i.e.On Top Of The World.I keep asking myself " Is this what life is all about?" The answer keeps me going for the rest of the year,then Dec 31st comes religiously again knocking at my door...It's time to leave the past-good,bad or ugly-behind and move ahead.An exciting time to wipe away the year gone by and to begin again next month in the new year.For me it's exciting, I simply love the way we get a chance every year to begin afresh...after every 12 months,year after year.Usually the New year starts off with parties,celebration,fun,madness.crashing out at friend's house,sudden guests..there's is nothing quite like the year end.
The New year's eve comes along much waited for the life you live but at the same time it's supposed to be the most depressing time of the year.Time,you realise with a start is flying,you rewiew the year that just began was ended and decided on an action plan for the New year.Each New year has something magical to offer.A brand New Year lies ahead of us,it's always a bit starting all over.Almost everybody has made their New year resolutions,plannings to do everything their way,better New Year than in the previous years.We every time promise ourself to quit smoking or nail biting,to lose weight,to visit our parents and relatives etc.Funny enough the plans we make are quite similar to the plans we made the year before.This is because at New Year's eve we realise that we did not manage to reach all the goals we set for ourself at the beginning of the year.
I usually start thinking up right from the morning,"I"ll have a short nap in the afternoon to recharge my batteries and prepare for the night-long fun".Everything ready to rock the New Year's eve ! Whether you're hosting a party or attending one,giving a gift or acccepting one,dressing up or playing hostess...quick menu ideas,cocktails,music,dance-its all here to bid good bye to the year end and to welcome the New year
In the morning ,my eyes were lazy and heavy enough to look around but I was probably smiling like a happy goat. I was happy! Thinking that every New Year brings with a zillion resolutions, the list is endless. Nothing change in your life and every New Year the list and commitments comes out again and you are stuck. Then do something - make change in your life. The place to begin is not with job, family, your partner, your weight, your wardrobe, etc ... but the way you think and feel about yourself.So cheer up in the New Year, only you can modify the way you think, act or feel. The power is within you only. So go ahead, banish the blues and welcome the new beginning with hope and try again to become a better mother/father, friend and professional.