Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Banyan Tree musings...



This image is for all those of you who wrote such sweet things about the thirsty bird. I love trees.... and I flipped for this particular Banyan Tree in Phuket. I saw it in a different light, literally and figuratively, each time I came back to the old-fashioned resort of the same name, known for its exquisitely polite service.
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As for all the Breaking News today.... ho hum. Tell me something I don't know, guys.
Absurdly enough, the fate of the missing chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh seems to be of very little interest to anyone. Compare the poor coverage his missing chopper has received to the sort of carpet bombing of media that had followed the chopper crash of the c.m. of Andhra Pradesh not so long ago. Howcome? No wonder people from the North East feel such a sense of marginalisation.... even isolation , from the motherland.
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Guys, will someone please tell me WHAT Hillary Clinton has done to herself , virtually overnight? Did you watch her official statement on tv after the Osama killing? She was almost unrecognisable! That perfectly coiffed hair, the toned down make-up, and several feminine touches to her otherwise severe pant suit ( green scarf, matching beads). Hmmmmmm. Botox can only take care of that much. The rest?? If Hillary has had major work done, then for God's sake tell us who did it!!!! Competing with Michelle in the fashion stakes? Hillary is looking like a million bucks. Good investment, girl.

17 comments:

rutuja said...

if there hadnt been d osama incidnt it wud hav been te arunachal cm n d chopper, if not that, then the royal wedding.. we were saved by one recurring news piece by another to be replaced by the 1 wich wud b the baap oh em all... n nw all we'll c is osama n obama n pak n us on d news fr the next week..
p.s.: the tree does look magical in the yellow light at d night.. :)

avidblogger said...

Love the banyan tree picture. If you like banyan trees, you should visit Vadodara. The city derives its name from the tree (Vad) and has some really nice Banyan trees. Agree with you on the Hillary makeover. She really looked nice.

jarheadxbox said...

That tree looks beautiful. It reminds me of willow trees I've seen in the southern united states, with long, draping, leaves. I grew up in a area out in the woods, with trees like this. I remember them fondly.
I agree with you about hillary clinton. I think president Obama looked reenergized as well, less tired, with maybe a little less grey in his hair then before. This was the big victory he really needed, and will most likely garuntee his election victory in 2012.

Appu said...

Tell me something I don't know, guys.
- WHAATTT???

goodluck said...

For media, they had so many things happening during these 4 days. So the coverage.
While YSR was an extremely charismatic and controversial person, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister was not. But it is media's fault not to highlight this tragedy. It is uncanny. Both the States are called AP as short form. The helicopter ride and disappearance for days. For that matter, even Madhavrao Scindia did not get that much media coverage given to YSR.

cmpershad said...

great photos of the great banyan tree- reminds of a woman with make-up and without make-up :)

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Pooja Rathore said...

sad news Arunachal Pradesh CM and other members on board met the same fate as YSR its tragic you are right about the poor media coverage.
My mood has changed after hearing the sad news . the pic with lights is awesome very different .i love trees too nature has soothing effect just looking at the banyan trees feels good and serene . one should spend time in nature it has positive effect on you.
will check out Hillary clintons new avatar.

Tsomo85 said...
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Tsomo85 said...

I hear about AP CM news on phone last night. It's so sad! Last time I saw him bashing about congress & central govt taking lightly on the boarder issue with Republic of China. If we loss him I'll have no faith on India. He is also the sponsor of 2011 Kalachakra in Bodh Gaya. They better find him live. I haven't heard or seen Hillary Clinton's new avatar. Now that you've mentioned, I'm interested & got to check it out. he he Actually, I'm enjoying the aftermath of Osama's death more then Royal Wedding coverage.

Tsomo85 said...

Ops! Forgot to mention, love that Banyan Tree<3 Like compreshed said: In without & with make up style! Wish I've one @ our back yard.

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nickelo said...

I love the tree photo, as for hillary I don't blame her for getting face lift if that is what she got or botox I mean shes on tv and what no so her looks matter she is looking great these day. I do wish that the media would starting talking about some good things that happen in the world.

Sejal said...

Forget about Hillary for a while... What do we say about Nita Ambani?? Gone are days of surgeries nd botox.. Probably Mukesh has cloned out a much better version of the original one that a billionaire he is..

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watch it hon

u a celebrity too now hon

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