Saturday, February 7, 2015

Rest in Peace

Dear Kishore,

Mams, why did the pangs of death snatched away your life so young? You had so many plans for your family and business, then, why did you go?

You have always been considerate and caring of others. I know how painful it will be for a child without a loving father around, like I went through without my mother.

Words are failing to express our grief and sorrow. Your memories are daunting and will be always etched in my mind, till I come up one day to tell you how good and compassionate you were despite the challenges and familial indifferences you had to deal with.

Rest in peace.

Fondly yours,
Preedip Balaji

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Mysore Visit

Hi My Journal,

How it is wonderful to talk to you in this New Year 2014. With the eve celebrated in all gratitude, with few colleagues, and driving to Mysore, it was happiest occasion to get started with the crackers fillip up the skies of Malleshwaram. How amazing the paddy fields with the rising sun, breath-taking countrysides, threshing women, the drying fields far off, landscapes intermittent with the water flowing rivulets of Kaveri then and there. Stopping by at Balmuri water tank was nice, seeing few visitors on coracles rounding about in the water, and the slippery check dam brimming with the swimmers diving around. As I stepped onto the wall the overflowing waters retreated back on my legs with the droplets clutching on my feet, as if they are greeting me to drag me out!

As I entered the zoo, Giraffe stood motionless, and so was I, and my friends had problems that I am not catching up with them. When a heavily expectant Elephant stood before the visitors, ahh, that was awesome. Mysore Zoo is too good of all the zoos I have been to in South India with the heat scorching at noon. Informative guides and exotic species of animal friends -- and most attraction of the visit was Cape Buffaloes, Giraffes, and African Elephants. Seeing them seemed like, as though they parted from the continental drift and reached the Indian subcontinent, even as the feeling the African forest landscapes fill your mind, mainly the wildebeest migration phenomenon, heart-wrecking and heart-touching reunion stories. Well, here is the fotos.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I and Other Animals

July 21, 2013 Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore 

It was a wonderful to breath fresh air at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore, during a brief visit. Wow, the reptiles, aves, and mammals are amazing, though living in enclosures:) Being an Elephant lover and of course bovines, for me getting touched by the mammoth was a thrilling experience. Home to quite a lot of animals of wildlife in Karnataka in and away from the Park -- Bannerghatta, away from city outskirts and to the adjacent forests provides a wonderful living for these animals, more so naturally. This is a quite contrasting to the Neheu Zoological Park in Hyderabad -- and the mountainous terrains of Hyderabad in terms of vegetation and upkeep. 

Here are some fotos to enjoy madi!