Monday, August 1, 2011

Whale rescue!

I have loved whales since I was 3 years old when I saw Shamu the whale at SeaWorld, San Diego. I was absolutely in love and yearned to be one of the trainers that got to swim with him!

This was probably the single most defining moment of my life that made me decide that I wanted to be a marine biologist....

Many years on....I am trying to finish my doctorate in marine biology in the beautiful city of Wellington, New Zealand. I recently got this amazing video of a bunch of people rescuing a whale and the whale putting up an amazing display of freedom afterwards. How beautiful is this?!

New Zealand has a lot of whale rescues over the years. There is even this amazing organisation called Project Jonah, who not only rescue marine mammals but also, have courses where you can learn to rescue them yourselves. Wouldnt that be something awesome to do this summer?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Enchanting maps

Growing up...I was always fascinated by maps...They spoke of unknown places with unpronounceable names and made me day dream ever so often.... I still enjoy poring over maps making those hundreds of travel plans to have new adventures...

I used to have these placemats which I had to leave back home in India, that had vintage maps printed on them..Arent vintage maps lovely?

Even though google maps and the kind make our life easier, I still prefer good old paper maps to navigate myself on the road...The internet doesnt quite have the same feel,does it?

Here is a fascinating take on maps! How lovely!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

sunday morning on the way to the markets...

So...I have been trying to get back into a sort of schedule and realized I have been sorely neglecting my poor little blog, so here goes!

A while ago, I put up my first photo blog and to get back into it, I thought why not another photo blog!

I love Wellington on a sunny sunday morning where you get to go to the markets!

along lonely alleys...

a reminder of how much our CBD is reclaimed.

the museum of new zealand

citrus mongers pet sitting...

the beautiful colours of the fruit!

the incredible beauty of lettuce..

to end it all, eating a dosa and gazing at the throngs of people..

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Let your baby choose its name?

In the world of smart phones( which I  have to admit I am a part of!), there has been some crazy and silly applications or apps that we all love to use!

There is angry birds which is infamous for lack of productivity among office workers and there is things like the periodic table app and google sky map which nerd like me absolutely love!

Here's one that truly baffles me! It lets your baby pick its own name! Kick to Pick is its name and I am curious to see how many people will actually use it...