The insect-eating plant, Shivanahalli, 171010

October 17, 2010

I’d gone with Girish and for the 3rd Sunday bngbirds outing, this time from the Ramakrishna Ashram, Shivanahalli, on into the Bannerghatta forest area. The highlight for me, was Harsha spotting this wonderful

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October 16, 2010

It’s probably difficult for people from other cultures to think of a festival that goes on for ten days…but that’s Navarathri (literally, nine nights.) Today is the ninth day, which is dedicated to Saraswathi, the goddess of learning, and is also Ayudha pujA day, where the implements and gadgets of everyday use are worshipped.

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Why is it more funny?

October 14, 2010

Why is it more funny when one writes about disliking things, rather than about liking things? I was having a mailing list conversation about the kind of ladies who come to Carnatic music concerts and keep talking, and I described them as VTM’s (Vaira Thodu Mamis)….here’s what I said:

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