Friday, December 26, 2008

Akarsh !@*#%@$

Sunday morning. Stuck with maths, books and this teacher!! While all the friends are playing cricket right in front of my house!!!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Good friends

Coconut tree and Money plant


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Indian Ox

An Indian ox in sleeping position.

This ox is a cross breed.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Reflections in water

I liked this picture even though there are hardly any colors


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sunrise on January 28, 2007

I was awe-struck that morning to see the clouds painted in gold by the Sun.



Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another spider

I shot this picture quite some time back. Thought I'll add it to the spidery collection. This guy looks like a ground-type, not a tree-type.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More delicately balanced Parijatas

When I shot this photo, I did not know the bee was on the flower.

I love the way this flower's hanging on to the leaf. Real neat.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Cosmos on the sidewalk

One of my favorite flowers... simple but beautiful.


Delicately balanced Parijata flower

This was interesting to shoot. I had to climb a chair to come within range for my cell phone camera.

The small Parijata tree at Appanna Uncle's place is full of flowers. It's a nice sight to look at. The six-petalled flower is so simple with just white and orange yet so beautiful.
Simplicity is beauty.

This is one of the many flowers used for poojas in Indian traditions.


Another eight legged friend

Found this spider at Ajji's mango garden in Dharwad. Deepak told me this spider can spin webs 25 feet across. I took almost 10 mins to shoot this picture since the sun was getting into the lens.

Trying to get another shot, my arm brushed the web... the spider was a brave one... it moved just a couple inches from the center.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Life out of dry wood

The plant life is seasonal... grows only during monsoon.
What a color contrast and such beautiful form!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tadkod Eeranna Temple

Rear view of the temple.

The enterance.

Shiva Linga.

Lord Ganapathi.

Shivananda, the temple poojari's son posing on the Tadkod Lake bund.

Rain drops . . .

White denotes purity. Rain water is pure. Pure meets purity

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Springs in nature

I was checking out creepers this morning and found them interesting.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


It's been raining continuously for the last... say 10 days. Yesterday was the only clear day. Now I feel it's rainy season.

Even the stream flowing between Hangarki and Hangarki is 3/4 full. A month ago, I thought that I would never see it flow this year. I'm relieved!

It's so nice to see plants and trees sway while it's raining.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ganja plant stolen!!

Sunday morning, I went with Shedappa to get few leaves (not to smoke but to keep in a book between two sheets). But the plant was missing.

Anyway, I found two little ones close by. I'll have to wait another 6 months till they grow up and flower.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ancestral Marvel

The greenest, most down-to-earth off-road vehicle ever built on the face of this planet. It’s been around for ages without any major changes in the design. The design was engineered by farmers to suit their needs centuries ago. For a farmer, it’s an all purpose vehicle- farm machine, family transport and sports vehicle. You don’t need a license to drive one and absolutely no age limit.

Powered by twin engines, the maximum output is two ox-power. Yes, ox-power. (a unit of ox-power is much higher than horse-power). The engine and gearbox are built into one unit with intelligent control system. Controls are through reigns- both speed and direction, assisted by voice commands. The driver has all the freedom of position- sit, squat, stand or lie down. Who cares! When the route is fixed, the vehicle can go into auto-pilot- the driver can catch with his sleep.

The vehicle is designed to carry as much as a farmer can load it- it’s self limiting. It cannot really be over-loaded. The vehicle can go into tipper mode; driver can dump cargo if required.

This vehicle runs on both, fresh or preserved fuel, straight from Mother Earth- no need of processing it. The exhaust too is nature-friendly; in fact it converts to manure, contributing to the farmers’ resources. Relatively, this vehicle is a step ahead in being eco-friendly- no sound pollution or light pollution.

Man invented automobiles, did everything to make them powerful and fast, made them luxurious and finally realized he had polluted the very air he breathed. With fuel prices sky-rocketing, man started thinking about alternative and renewable energy. Undisturbed by the modern man's circus, the simple Indian farmer still relies on wonderful age old invention of his ancestors.

Want to see what this marvel is?


Click on these links…

The green vehicle.

Personal transport.

Transport mode.

Sport mode.

Family vehicle.

Parking mode.

Vehicle’s engines refueling.

Team Ojoin

Harish,Sanjay, Shreesha and Prasanna

Monday, July 28, 2008

More Rains

It's been raining for the last 4 days. Now, it does look like rainy season.

Spider web

Another type of spider-web...

I guess this is the spider...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rain comes back...

It rained cats and dogs last evening. Stream flowed first time this year. Crops regained strength. The rain brought back smiles on farmers' faces.

Friday, July 11, 2008


This is the third web this guy has spun in the last... few days

as seen from the other side

Saturday, July 5, 2008

White flower with rain drops...

Pure white periw...

Rain drops hanging to petals...

Ganja Plant

Growing steadily....

I just wish nobody steals the plant. I want to watch it till it flowers.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Spider relaxing early morning

This guy was relaxing in the morning. I wonder what the zigzag line in bold is... Any guesses what it is?