Sunday, December 27, 2009

My school


Today, i visited my school. For the first time in years, i was there after school hours. These lines that you see, is of the badminton court in my school auditorium. We had a state of the art, teak floored, 3 indoor badminton court. I started going for badminton coaching when i was in 3rd grade and i went through rigorous coaching for 6 years. I was not the best among the lot. But i had the stamina to keep playin. I was trained that way. Only the last half an hour or so was actual playing time. During summer vacations, we used to start our training at 6. With morning walk, stretchin exercises, running around the ground for half an hour, shadow play in the court and then we would be given a shuttle. I have played district and state level tournaments. And in one of the state tournament, i beat this kid who later became state champion in a very tight match. That was my last tournament. My mom stripped me off my passion. I was forced to stop playing for academics. this was the only sport which gave me that adrenaline rush. This friend of mine, whom i used to beat easily, became in state top 5 in 12th grade and i clearly remember the day he reminded me about it, and how chasing the passion, made him a seal PLAYER. Its been more than 8 years, since i stopped playin. I would want to get back to it soon. Really badly. Today i just got to feel the same court, the teak floor, the detachable posts, to see, the place where we were trained. Today my eyes filled with tears thinking about the lost opportunity. . . These lines are etched on me. And i swear i will not leave it. Not to win laurals, but to realise myself. . .

Monday, December 21, 2009

I witness 2


Yet another sunday supplement with new indian express

I witness


Sunday supplement for new indian express.

Expresso


Full page

New indian express supplement


Its called expresso.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Finishing touches


The new marriage hall that has come up in old ashram side, near sumeru mantap. Aesthetically done and styled in a traditional south indian style. I loved it.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Welcome christmas


At the art of living international ashram, bangalore. This is the reception.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My new HOD


Shyam sundar. The head of art of living bureau of communications. My 2nd day at office

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cash Reward


For anybody who could stop this dude from dancing in the satsang.

Barber in btm


Its bloody crowded all time. Got to wait atleast an hour to get a haircut.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Aranyam logo


Do check the website www.Aranyam.org

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Renu. . .


The sweetest things to be with . Her smile is infectious. . . I got it in school. :)

Cousin's girlfriend


My cousin's girl friend. They are gettin engaged soon. . . :)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Dont be a spectator

stand up take action

Back to School

2009 campaign video. contribute to send a child back to school

Thursday, September 24, 2009

35 mm camera


I am assistin montoo for the ad film on education. More news reel later. . .

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bliss


Jd in Advance course. The radhakunj lake side view. . .

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

City lights.


I don't know what brings me back to this city heartland again and again. I love being here, taking a glimpse of places where i used to pick my smokes and have my share of beer. Its not like i miss doing it. I dont. I would love to go to the same place and order for fruit juice and sweet pan just to see that confused look on the people who wonders what a weirdo i am. Nothing in me has changed. My love for non veg has changed into paneer and mushrooms, from beer and alcohol to mocktails and lassi and from cigs to meditation. I also, don have a single soul waiting and wailing for me begging me to come spent time together. Still being here is different. I don know what makes brigade road, church street and mg road carries. My ashram is thousand times more peaceful, beautiful and calm. Perhaps its the contrast which makes these streets endearing. . . Let these light shine bright!

Guruji addressing farmers of karnataka


More than 5000 farmers assembled in the ashram

Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Family


Mom's youngest sister's house. The adjacent house to the newly built one.

Aunts new house.


Three of my mom's siblings have made their homes within their inherited plot. . . The retirement home. . . :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Mini forest


The land that is there at my mom's place. Its really awesome place. Wish to make a cottage over here without disturbing the place. . . Its not that big too. About 7000 sq land. Any suggestions?

Saturday, August 08, 2009

The way back home.


Going home has never been so relaxed. Going home for the purpose of being with folks has never happened in ages. I have almost forgotten, how it felt like- when the monsoon usher in life to my home and our little garden, the simple hearted nearby villagers who still call you by your oldest pet name, the serenity of the roads that lead to temples and just being at spaces which still carries memories of childhood. home is where i wish to come back to. Longing to see, the space which has subtle impressions of my life. . .

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Know this game?


Stick car? Its amazing to know there still exist simple kids with around.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Paintings on the walls of panchakarma centre.


Came for pulse diagnosis (nadi pariksha). In this diagnosis, just by checkin the pulse of the person, the doctor will tell you what exactly is going wrong in your body with specific detail. The treatment also is advised.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

The balloon seller


For her, sixty seconds of red signal is business time. She gets a couple of these balloons and once she sells it fully, she inflates it during the green signal. . . I could write so much about more, but not now . .

Friday, July 31, 2009

With Brian in their office


With sharanya's shades . . . Shakthi music in background. . .

Paper for recycle.


Elegant press. The left over paper, after cutting are segregated and sent to recycling unit.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Arabic satsang


Today yet again, the moroccons, iraqis, pakistanis, and iranians sang in satsang. . .

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The three levels of my existence


This is my room within the room. My life is more or less dependent on its three layers. The basement is the place for my suitcase, extra pair of footwears and sometimes things fallen from the above two floors. Dust gathers very fast on this level. My other two room mates, who stays in their own rooms, within our room, do broom it every alternate day while i sleep on its first floor. This floor is the arena for the most important activity in my life. Sleep. Seldom used as movie watchin table, with my feet stretched, trying to keep itself warm, on to the adjacent room; of our room. It also used as ironing table as well as dining table. The top floor holds all the essentials of my life. Toileteries, washed clothes, to be washed clothes, washed but not pressed and finally washed and pressed clothes, helmet, film dvds, newspaper and others. Its been one year and four months since i have been rectangled by this funny structure. My bunker bed. There is so much joy living within it as i have realised today, my life is beyond it. In the last 5 years my place, my room, my temporary abode has always been gettin smaller and smaller But life has new found meaning and depth. . .

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Prashant p s


The most senior designer in the ashram. In charge of design of the art of living magazine, dvd titles and others . Works in publication division.

Rajeev nambiar


He is the head of publication division of the art of living.

Gender equality


Woman diggin the road alone for metro rail project. Kanakpura road.

Butterfly caterpillar


This one is huge. One is out. Other, is still in pupa stage

Dolly days.


About 18 titles of sri sri yoga are being made here.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Shooting for new yoga titles in the ashram


You can imagine, the model has been enacting it since morning. Sittin wit montoo, who is directing it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sumeru promotions team


Baliga staff quarter friends. Most of the time, meet these guys most often here.

Mamas tea shop


This small tea shop is the only respite for people with no tea no life syndrome. You get pretty good dosa here.