Struggled with finding a topic to blog on today.... not my usual style, but sleeplessness, long travel, 2 kids and no maid caused tremendous stress and fatigue. So I resorted to some pics from my arsenal (loosely images, get the drift, eh?), just so I don't miss my letter of the day.
Tomorrow is anther day said the wise Scarlett, and well, I just agree!
No matter which country you live in, you want to prettify yourself eh? Why not look good when you are fighting for your rights!
|A poster outside a beauty parlor in Nablus, Palestine|
I bet you thought now or a long time ago, that all Arab women were repressed eh? Nor your fault, blame it on the media. Here's a stunner in Palestine flaunting her to-die-for red boots!
And children have their likes, no matter which part of the world! These teletubby slippers in a marketplace in disputed Palestine.
When I clicked the pic below, in a small eatery near the Dead Sea, the waiters were cringing in embarrassment at having been 'outed' by an Indian!
|Aspirational India, huh?|
|Iran, take care!|
In Jerusalem, its wonderful to be able to travel back in time and experience religion intimately. Prayers come alive and bring a deep sense of spirituality, no matter what religion you practice (provided you want to absorb the sense of peace a brother from another mother wants to give you!)
|Do you recognize this familiar grace?|
|Now you do!|
Religion doesn't confine you. It sets you free! Lets you feel the wind in your hair, or on your pate!
|Buddhist Monk in Bylekuppe, Coorg|
Kids sometimes thrill you with their acts. In a tiny, poor village in Bangladesh, these 2 kids who had next to nothing ran about trying to find some flowers for their Indian guests! Humbling, eh?
|Madam aunty, Madam aunty & kids!|
|Exports shop selling chinaware in Dhaka|
|The clouds cleared... a vision in majesty!|
|Kendriya Vidyalaya mahaan shreya hai!|
|In a hamlet close to the Chinese border, Ladakh|
|I wish they could've had a better English teacher though!|
Whether you have one kid or ten, the first birth experience is always etched in memory. The Bombay monsoon broke the day my son decided to make his way to this planet.
|View from a room in Breach Candy hospital|
If you can't have an iPhone, why not a pillow instead?!
|In a Chinese market, Chinatown, SG|
Good words can be found anywhere, and wise ones can be of any age!
|In a bus in SG|
Something about rains that always make me happy!
Children are amazing to observe and learn from. The smallest of things that you don't even notice anymore give them reason to pause and play for hours on end. My son, at 14 months, used to be fascinated by the sunset (of which we had a GREAT view at Prabhadevi, Bombay)
|The curiosity on seeing the sun rays still grabs my attention|