Thursday, June 30, 2011

ತುಂಬೆಹೂವು ಮತ್ತು ಜೇನುಹುಳ

Tumbe Hoovu is a favorite flower of Lord Shiva's, a soft velvety single petal flower with a mild pleasant aroma. I think thumbe-gida is a wild plant.

A moment before I shot, the bee zipped into the frame.

The bee would hover at a point for couple of seconds. In a flash it would be hovering at a different point. This particular type of bee has superb control on its movement- stop, hover, move, stop, hover.

Probably that's the way it inspects a flower before settling on it to gather nectar.

Wonderful creature!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Two Philosophies

Mid 90s, I was introduced to Kaizen by Dad. What ever you are doing, can be done better. A print-out was stuck in the office. We actually started practicing it. Its a simple method for continuous improvement. Improvement is step by step, flows smoothly, no drastic changes. Kaizen is applicable to all aspects of life. It helps to; change for the better.

Early 90s, ever since I got Kinetic-Honda scooter I started learning about Honda. Everything about Honda was impressive. Mid 90s I heard about Honda philosophy: Be close to customers: Understand their needs: Exceeds their expectations. I adopted it at work. Though we could not exceed our customers' expectations, our products & services quality improved a great deal. Our clients were happier than before and we cut down on wasteful activities. By late 90s, our team was organized, confident and capable.

These two philosophies made a huge difference in my life. From another point of view, I may have not achieved much in life but the Kaizen and Honda philosophies have helped me achieve what I have until now.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tailed Jay

Unlike Crimson Rose this butterfly was much more relaxed with a human close by.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

What is it?

Black tea. Saturday or Sunday mornings, I have it in the veranda listening to birds and watching morning traffic ...mostly early morning walkers. Some tend to stare at my glass for few seconds. I wish I could know what they imagined.


Thursday, June 2, 2011