Picture of the Week #70

As we draw a close to the year 2010... the weathering heights of the Sahyadri mountains.  I hope 2010 was a good year for you and hope you met your goals for the year.  Here's to reaching new heights in 2011!

My Everything

Today is the day I marry the most beautiful woman in the world.

The loneliness of nights alone
The search for strength to carry on
My every hope had seemed to die
My eyes had no more tears to cry
Like the sunshine from up above
You surrounded me with your endless love
All the things I couldn't see
Are now so clear to me

You are my everything

Nothing your love won't bring
My life is yours alone
The only love I've ever known
Your spirit pulls me through
When nothing else will do
Every night I pray
On bended knee
That you will always be
My everything.

Now all my hopes and all my dreams 
are suddenly reality 
you've opened up my heart to feel 
a kind of love that's truly real 
a guiding light that'll never fade 
there's not a thing in life that I would ever trade 
for the love you give it won't let go 
I hope you'll always know 

You are my everything.

There's Magic In The Air

The beautiful Swarovski crystal topped tree at Toronto's Eaton Center mall, complete with a "fake" snowfall show in the evenings.

I think Christmas is as much about shopping and gifts as it is about family.  Those who disagree should visit any mall during the pre-Christmas season.

These days when everyone has everything they want, it is becoming increasingly difficult to give them gifts.  Compounding the difficulties are people's tastes for brands; a Philips MP3 player will not be appreciated by someone who only wants Apple's iPod.  Those who want Android, do not want an iPhone.

So, what do you give to someone who has everything he/she wants?

Picture of the Week #69

Seen at a corner of a busy intersection in Girgaon, Mumbai.

A Ghostly Sight at 3:00am

I had a wake up call at 3:00am on early Tuesday morning.  I got out of my warm bed and stepped outside in the freezing weather.  Why, you ask?  For a chance to see a total lunar eclipse (i.e. Moon falls in Earth's shadow) on the same day as the winter solstice (i.e. when Sun is farthest away from Earth).

I read somewhere that the two events are happening together after a few hundred years and will not happen again for another few hundred years.

So how was it?  Beautiful!  I had never seen a "coppery" moon.  Earlier in the night the moon was bright white, and during the eclipse it was totally orange... a ghostly sight indeed.  I didn't take any pictures.  The beauty of some things just cannot be captured in a camera no matter how hard one tries.

I just captured the sight with my eyes and let it sink in me.

It was beautiful.  This is what life is all about.

Picture of the Week #68

A typical tut-tuk seen on the streets of Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic (also known as Laos).  The tuk-tuk has become a sort of trademark of travel in Southeast Asia.  It's cheap (don't forget to negotiate), convenient and fun to ride!

Picture of the Week #67

Entrance to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Picture of the Week #66

Mmmmm... mouth watering snacks seen on a road-side hotel on way to Aurangabad from Pune.