Thursday, January 14, 2010

To Someone Very Special!

"Follow your heart, do what you are passionate about" - says the 3 idiots and almost everyone after watching them.

When was the last time you followed your heart? Have you really been listening to your heart after you did almost ten years back? The path that you chose then was not very easy, I agree. Thorns and stones were aplenty, the climb seemed too steep at times, you were at the brink of that deep gorge many a time. But the magnificent views, the cool streams, the refreshing breeze that caressed your cheeks, the treasures you found on the route have made you realize that this is where you were meant to be and where you always wanted to be.

The eyes that see beauty in the most mundane of things, the heart that throbs at even the softest of strums on the guitar, the feel of your skin on that hot engine ....when did you lose all these? Has making a living been at the cost of life itself?

I can still see the hidden gleam in those eyes, can hear that skip in the beat now and then and can feel that blood pulsing through the veins by a mere touch and I know the dreams are still there, the cobwebs just need to be brushed away.

So, here is to you, the one closest to my heart, on your very special day, a very special wish...

Go ahead...jump on to that rainbow, catch the tail of that star, go where your heart takes you and soar high....

A Very Happy Birthday to you, you Idiot!!

(p.s. - yes, the picture on top is taken by my hubby and no, that hand is not mine, I would love to own that rock, though :-). It is a tourist at the next table at Kovalam.
Here are a few of our favorite ones all taken long back. Time to dust that camera and to restring those guitars and just go...)

his first love

sky in thrissur

golf course - bangalore

sweet home of mine :-)

rainbow bridge - marine drive, kochi

friends at kovalam
at nelliampathy



  1. those are some seriously beautiful photographs !!!! do you have a photo blog ?? does your husband have one ??? if you dont you must start right away !!!!!!

    Wish him a vry happy birthday !!!! :D :D May he have an awesome day and an even better year !!!!!

  2. What a nice day to start blogging again and a very happu b'day to Manoj..

    p.s nice snaps, nice post

  3. Glad to c a post here :)

    A very very happy bday from my side too and a very very happy new yr to u and urs :) Here's to all wonderful times ahead :)

    N those r amazingly breath-taking pics :) Do share more :)

  4. Such lovely pictures! They are absolutely amazing!

    Wish you a very happy new year !

  5. Amazing photos and beautiful words, Bindu.
    You're right, sometimes we need to brush off all the dust from our dreams and just as often, need to remind our loved ones to do the same. But its oh so worth it!

  6. great photographs! at first i was wondering on how the first image went along with the text :)

  7. Magnificent photographs. I like the first one best. Convey my belated birthday wishes to Manoj.
    And follow you heart and take don't forget to take the camera :-)

  8. Excellent Photos. Kudos to Manoj and also belated Happy Birthday wishes to him. Could you please put up the collague too?

  9. @hitchwriter - thanks a lot for te wishes. as for the photoblog, I've been after him for ages. maybe i should start one in his name :-)

    @Meno - Thanks for the wishes. And yes, I was waiting for a special day to start blogging again :-)

    @Swaram - I know it's been a long time :-(
    Thanks for the wishes. Will put up more pictures in the coming posts

    @Smitha - Thank you so much

  10. Excellent photography ! I like the last one more. It reminds me of my village, Kumbalanghi :)

    Best wishes..


  11. @TME- Thanks

    @ Sunitha - You said it so beautifully

    @rocksea - Thanks, I put that picture there intentionally

    @Alexis - Thanks a lot. That picture is everyone's favorite. And I am so glad to see a comment from you after such a long time :-)

    @Rum - Thanks. Good Idea, I'll put it up later.

    @Sheeba - Thanks. The picture was taken in Aroor :-)

  12. Bindu, beautiful pictures! O my! Does he have a Flickr account?

    BTW I love that hand. So want to say 'Ye haath mujhe de de Bindu'. LOL

  13. Bindu I wrote a comment here.....I DEMAND u search ur spam or whatever and publish it????


  14. @ Solilo - That moron of my husband does not have any account. That hand is everyone's favorite. I tell him that he should publish it as his wife's ;-)

    @ Nancy - I was so scared by your 'demand', I honestly searched everywhere, but couldn't find it :-(

  15. I remmeber writing something like 'so wht if he doesnt start a photoblog...u go ahead & sign him up...soon he'll take over' and lots more dont remember now;-(

  16. And oh cd I forget, the pictures..all of them are brilliant but the 1st one is as if its got an aura surrounding it;-o

  17. I never realised that you have restarted ur blogging....Manoj's talent as a photographer.very impressed..I prefer the hand pic...too good..