Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Dosti Day!

Promise! These are the final images from Sri Lanka It's a lazy sunday evening. I am postponing what I need to do on a super urgent basis. This is my relaxation hour before I attack my work. The home is unusually quiet. Even Kiara is fast asleep at my feet ( she hates the rains, and we struggle to get her into her doggie raincoat four times a day when she needs to be walked ). Nostalgia has kicked in, and I found myself browsing idly through the Colombo album. This is what I found : The sculpture is of the legendary Architect Bawa. Why the Osama- turban? Dunno. But I like it! The other installation is obvious enough.It was in the lobby of the Hilton, imaginatively put together to mark FIFA. The pelican sculpture is from one of Dobb's gorgeous properties, perhaps The Sun House. It caught Arundhati's fancy and she clicked it - as she has clicked all the other images, too. Like the infinity pool at Kadju House - another boutique hotel I'd mentioned in an earlier post.And there is the final image of the tranquil lagoon at the Hilton, with a swan gliding over the water. Pleasing , soothing stuff to feast ones eyes on and celebrate a special day.
Happy Friendship Day, Blogdosts!!!! May our ties become stronger, deeper and more meaningful ! Have a glass of the best and raise a toast to virtual dosti!
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I was going to post my 'Khattaa Meetha' review here, but decided against it. Slightly stale - what do you think????
















31 comments:

सुशीला पुरी said...

Thanx....same to u ,

Sourabh Katagade said...

so i wish.
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Life Mysterious said...

Static images of conceived bliss!
Happy Friendship day to you as well!

Mohammed said...

I won't say "same to you' like people usually do in short-cut form. This type of respons, strangely, sounds to me like "shame to you". Rather I prefer to respond, as well as wish someone in a more warm & lovesome manner "Happy Friendship Day to my favourite writer Shobhaa De".

अल्पना वर्मा said...

Sculpture's turban is really something different.need to find out reason for it.Usually we do not see sri lankans using this kind of turban.
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Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pics.
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Khatta meettha is boring[I heard]!
-Waiting to watch peepli live.
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Happy friendship day!:)

Appu said...

A request:
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mailsandforwards.com said...

Happy Dosti Day, Shobha! And yes, please go ahead with the Khattaa Meetha review. I'm sure, your review will make it fresh :)

krish said...

HAPPY FRIENDSHIPS DAY DE

LUV

KRISH

Harman said...

thanks and happy friendship day to u...I really liked your previous blog on TV stars and anchors..so very true...
YEP I remember salma sultana too..

Latha said...

A very very happy 'friendship day' to you Shobhaa.
The tranquil lagoon at the Hilton where a swan glides over the water....is this where writers get their inspiration from ? No, this is poetry stuff.
Kudos to Arundhati. Good lens. A very clear & beautiful picture ....somewhat like the Brindavan where Krishna used to play with the Gopis. At least I feel so.
She can make 'photography' her second career.
You must be sleeping there. Here in Virginia 'tis still noon & is going to be a long 'friendship day'. I'll drink a home made Margarita for that. Cheers !

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Khatta Meetha is now Baasi. We need your take on fresh masala... including the scuttlebutt on permanent bad boys like that ape Rahul Mahajan.

Loved seeing Sidharth's work. His colors and attention to detail moved me as much as as my favorite abstract expressionist... natvar bhavsar. Liked your gau mata gilded artwork. How big is it? I cannot figure out the scale of it.

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