Putney’s view of Thames


Went for a walk after our yoga class across the Putney Bridge. This is the HDR (low res) view of the River Thames.

Bay, Bridge & Fudge

This is the first time I have had this bad a jet lag after a 19 hour flight. I am prone to withdrawals after the vacation comes to an end, but severe jet lag? I wonder what brought that on! I am yet to catch up on blog posts, but in the mean time here are my first set of photographs taken during my visit to SFO especially Golden Gate Bridge (again) and Ghirardelli Square.

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Check that off the list

Yay!!! Finally, I got to see a live musical concert. I wanted to go to one for a very long time. And finally this one came along. The Journey of a Thousand Smiles, an event organized by Sophia High School to promote education among children in villages. Deepika Padukone, the actress, an alumni did a guest appearance. The show started with the music group ‘Bridge‘ doing covers for popular English numbers for an hour. They started with ‘Summer of 69’, followed by ‘The Climb’ (Miley Cyrus, which got all the young girls grooving), ‘Objection’ and ‘Waka Waka’, by Shakira etc etc. They really got the concert vibe started and got it going in full form. The female vocalist had an amazing voice and to hear her sing, it was too good. We sang along for the songs we knew the lyrics of. It was followed by the dance performances by another alumni, Sneha Kapoor. Her performance was good.

And then, Deepika Padukone came and there were some heart to heart moments between her and the school. It was like a high school reunion for them. She also did an impromptu short performance with her friends. After that enters Farhan Akhtar and his band Farhan Akhtar Live and all hell broke loose. I never knew my friend could shrieeeeek like that… And after that till 11 pm until the show ended, I was torn between watching my friends sing to every song and dancing, pouting that we weren’t close enough to the stage and Farhan’s energetic performance. It was a tough choice 🙂 And of course I joined them for a song or two and did some moves because with the crowd around jumping and cheering and singing to each song, it is just not possible to not be part of it. It gets to you. You just let go. Even though you end up having a sore throat that you just don’t want to talk the next day. Even though your ears are still ringing from all the shrieking and screaming and singing and you still have to go to that movie you have booked because you can’t miss it at any cost (yeah…going to ‘Hobbit – Part 3’ today, yay!! again) Farhan and his team for their part did an amazing amazing job keeping the crowd involved, entertained and always on their toes. He also made sure to promote the ‘The Real Mard (Men Against Race and Discrimination) ‘ which he is a part of.

After that high energy performance and experience ending on a high note with Rock On – Socha hai, we headed to Movenpick‘s restaurant, My Place, for a late dinner. Here are some photographs. It was a blast. And I got to tick that ‘Live Concert’ item from my bucket list. Yay!!!

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We build too many walls and not enough bridges. – Isaac Newton 

Bridge and the Ambani’s

I was browsing some short films, Indian short films actually, today and was very impressed by these two.

This one is in Malayalam, but has subtitles in English. Title: Bridge. Its a little intense and sad but very good.

This one is in Tamil, and has subtitles in English too. Title: Roadside Ambani’s. A little uplifting this one 🙂