Monday, May 30, 2011

Mating habits anyone?

So, my first  ever guest post is on life of something new, an awesome blog by an equally amazing person....If you were ever curious about mating habits in India, go check it out!

While you are there, you might want to read about mating habits in Sweden and New Zealand. You never know when all this might come handy!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


On a completely unrelated note to the is a super fun song that reminds me of some very dear friends....Oh, what a beautiful saturday it will be, when you start it with queen!


Growing up as a little hindu girl, I was always so jealous of those beautiful church weddings with a gorgeous white gown and more importantly, the part where the wedding is usually less than an hour and you get to kiss your husband!
As I've gotten older though, I think my perceptions are slightly altered but now I dream that one day I will be a multicultural wedding: an Indian one and a church one!
Here, however is a beautiful bicycle wedding from one of my favourite blogs there ever was!

Friday, May 27, 2011

how true...

In a period of time when I am trying to figure out where I draw the line at being there for others as opposed to being there for myself..I came across this wonderful quote. Instead of looking at what others have or do..we should be making the most of ourselves indeed!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Books,music and tea for a day like this please!

So, its really windy and wet outside and on a day like this in Wellington, all you want to really do is sit next to your heater on your bean bag, and drink some tea while listening to pretty music and reading a book......

Instead I get to come to the lab at 7am and work for the rest of the day, partly in a fridge!

Here's to wishing I could do the latter.....

As a lover of books, I love bookshelves!! I myself am a proud owner of an invisible one, sticklebook where it looks like it is hanging in thin air, but look at the ones on this blog!!

This beautiful song would do just fine! Its in a language that I dont even understand but I am strong believer in listening to music just because it touches your soul...

and a spot of some of these teas would be just perfect!

Here's to dreaming of a day like this.....

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


So, we all tie our shoe laces quite often....but somehow over the years I seemed to have lost my talent at tying laces....they keep coming off!!

Maybe you learnt about the bunny ears? Maybe you learnt from sesame street?


 Here's what is apparently the right way to do it.Who knew??

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cute overload!!

So, I am a huge sucker for cute furry little animals and when I found this website, I realized I was in so much trouble! Go check out Cute Roulette!

In the meantime, here are some of my cute furry friends...

Bozo, who distinctly reminds me of the samba dancing dog in Rio!

Phoebe and Kahlua, who are the most vocal dogs ever!

Lucy, a dog who loves the beach more than I do..she even likes to surf the waves..

Nero, the most amazing dog I've ever met!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A weekend to recover....

So, I recently was going through a tough time when a good friend suggested that we get out of the city for the weekend. Off we went to a town by a river and there I was inspired to use my camera after a long time. Here is the first of my many photo blogs to come...

                          Walking along a leafy pavement, you encounter intense bursts of colour...

                           Along the walk in silence to find peace in your heart...

                                    Encountering one of the strange birds in New Zealand....

A burst of intense autumn!

The signs of a winter to come..

This was the entrance to a really old lift that went through a hill and walking down the tunnel was like being  Alice in Wonderland, shrinking as you went down the rabbit hole!

An old steamer chugged along the river as we drove towards the sunset..

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Did you know that the stimulation created by one smile is equal to that of 2000 bars of chocolate or 25000 pounds in your pocket?! Who would think that?? We sorely underestimate the power of a smile.

I have seen barriers melt when I have smiled in strange lands. I have felt my heart melt when someone smiled at me....How many times do you dig yourself out of the darkest places when a friend smiles at you? Here is a picture of me smiling when I realized that oceans can be warm too, something I had forgotten after 5 years of living in Wellington!

Here is an intriguing talk about the power of a smile :)

Has a smile from a stranger ever transformed your day?...opened doors?...made all the difference?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Europe has gone mad!

So,it's that time of the year again and Europe has gone cuckoo for Eurovision! I'll abstain from making any comments but let you make your impressions of the semi-finalists..

All I can say is...How bizzare! By the way, if you haven't heard this one really should!
Happy saturday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


When I saw this talk, all I could say was wow!! Not only does Paul Nicklen take amazing photographs and got to experience amazing things, he shares my passion for how important sea ice is in the poles. What a beautiful talk, the images..the passion....I hope I can take my message to people just like this one day. It gives me goose bumps!

Here is an image with me in Antarctica with Weddell seals...a lot lazier and smaller then leopard seals :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

frozen in time

When I was in Antarctica, it was impossible to stop taking photographs! Everywhere you see, there is an image to be captured. The largeness of the space, the colours of the sky and the humanity of the huts...Some of them have been kept exactly how they were left in the early part of last century and its like you stepped back in time. Here is a wonderful post with some very old images.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A place of forbidden seat belts

Can you remember all the times your parents yelled at you for not putting your seat belt on? How you were worried the cops might fine you? Here is a unique place in the world where it is actually a hazard to wear a seat belt! How cool is this place?