It is that time of the year, when you invariably look back at the good and bad times of the year gone by. This post talks about, just that.
- I have read a lot of books this year. Some of them have definitely left a lasting impression on me. To name a few - 'The god of small things', 'when breath becomes air' and '10% happier'. Though I could not complete the 'Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy - a trilogy in four parts', I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing style is so unique, simple and just plain funny.
- We drove our car to places this year. Diveagar, Temgarh and Vadgaon.
- We started morning jogs, in January. It went on pretty regularly for around 45 days. After that we only continued our afternoon and evening walks. We had targeted a distance of 1000 kms for the year, but we just reached the half mark.
- We went for another night trek, this time to Rajgad. It was a tougher trek and we have improved our stamina a lot, since the last one. …
This time pree’s tweets are going to show me the way J
22nd December : 9:29 AM Aah.. Njoying.. Nw wating frnds to come to ma home!!
We were on the way to banaglore, boarded a 9pm bus from pune. The bookings were done in advance but last minute hiccups are always there. The travel decided to change their pick up point without informing the boarders. Luckily dad was home early and ash and my baggage got a ride through the traffic jam at yerwada. We were panicking about the bus leaving but then were waiting for almost half an hour after the scheduld hour, for the bus to start. Anyhow we thus started our 14 hour journey to the city of gardens! Pree had prepared methichi bhaji (my request) and masale bhaat (my request again) for us. The bus reached majestic at around 12:30 or so, and we were to look for platform 17 on the local bus stand. Yeah, there platforms are not only for trains but also for buses. The bus service is pretty organized there. We were hunting our platform 17. We spotted 15,…
As I mentioned in my last post, we bought an amazing camera that has increased the range of our vision. When we decided to buy a camera though, it was just with the intention of taking snaps that are better than the ones taken by the phone camera. We started out with this one basic need and then since a good zoom is always welcome, settled with the Canon SX60HS after a lot of research.
Once it arrived, we tried giving each function a try and took a few snaps here and there. The first weekend, we thought 'why not give the moon shot a try'. We went to our building parking area, where we could see the moon. We looked at it through the lens and zoomed in, as far as we could go and we were spellbound. We could see the craters, the famous (this name will seem familiar only if you are a 2001 space odyssey fan) Tycho crater, the seas, the undulations. (This is one useful image)
The moon has always mesmerized me, and looking at it up close, firsthand, is a feeling that I am not capabl…