Tamhini ghat waterfall size comparison with a van

I had mentioned in my post named Monsoon in Tamhini ghat that future posts may majorly showcase the beauty of Tamhini ghat. I hope you have seen the Tamhini ghat diamonds after that.

Here is a photo that will blow your imagination with the realization of the size of the foliage filled rock and the waterfall. You may not realize what I mean until you scroll down slowly and reach the bottom of the photo :)

Tamhini ghat waterfall comparison with a van
Tamhini ghat waterfall comparison with a van

It was a hazy afternoon in Tamhini ghat and the photo was taken from an opposite side mountain. For a full view, I have shown a smaller photo as follows…

Comparison of a waterfall in Tamhini ghat with a van
Comparison of a waterfall in Tamhini ghat with a van

Tamhini ghat is amazing!

Bhavesh in Baur Ghat — Happy Mood :)

I have been mentioning many times about this ghat and that ghat, but silly me never imagined that most of my foreign friends may not understand what I mean by "ghat". It actually is a road built on hills and mountains; such roads are full of twists and turns, and are difficult to drive on. Such roads offer excellent scenery and driving pleasure. The picturesque locations on such roads are beautiful because most of the times the place are uninhabited by humans.

On one of hills bearing such ghats, named Baur ghat, I had seeded some plants. Previous monsoon I went there to check the status. None of the seeds probably made it to a plant as some people dug up the hill I seeded. I was still happy believing that the seeds are actually taken inside the soil due to the digging, the process we name plowing when in farming. The process acts the same with the trees/plants we don't usually farm. Plowing gives them an opportunity to grow.

Megha took my smiling picture :)

In Baur ghat, Bhavesh
Bhavesh

Carvings on a wall of a palace in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is amazing. Everything is beautiful. One of those amazingly beautiful things was the carvings done on every wall. I mean, every home in Jaisalmer is a palace in itself! You don't believe it? See the below photo to see how beautiful a home's wall can be. It of course is of a palace, still a home of someone :)

Carvings in Jaisalmer
Carvings on a wall of a palace in Jaisalmer

You may want to see my following posts from the past to see more of Jaisalmer.
Puppets of Jaisalmer
Cursed village Kuldhara
Ganpati and Shiv statues

You may want to see some of my vertical scrolling posts from the past…
Sun and moon in 1 photo
Thoseghar
Long-tailed Shrike

Top 10 Photos of the Yosemite Lava Falls [Yosemite Fire Waterfalls, Yosemite Firefalls]

Weekend Fun

Note: I received the below photos in an email forward. Those are not photographed by me. The copyright and credit of the photos remain with the original photographers. If you are one of the original photographers, please let me know; I'll very happily link back to you.

Lavafall at Yosemite
Lavafall at Yosemite

The email mentioned that these are not any kind of a lavafalls or firefalls, but normal waterfalls that have this color in the last 2 weeks of February at dusk. It doesn't simply mean that it's easy to photograph. The sun needs to be in a particular angle and position to create such a light in the waterfalls. Also, it's said that February is amongst the most volatile in terms of weather, in Yosemite National Park. So getting the perfect sunlight is rare. Well, some people did manage to photograph this magical phenomenon, and I received those photos on email. So why not share them with you all? :)

February firefall of Yosemite National Park
February firefall of Yosemite National Park

Lavafall at Yosemite National Park
Lavafall at Yosemite National Park

Lava fall at Yosemite National Park
Lava fall at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite firefall
Yosemite firefall

Yosemite fire waterfall
Yosemite fire waterfall

Yosemite lava fall
Yosemite lava fall

Yosemite National Park Lavafall
Yosemite National Park Lavafall

Yosemite waterfall on fire, at dusk
Yosemite waterfall on fire, at dusk

Rainbow with a waterfall at Yosemite National Park
Rainbow with a waterfall at Yosemite National Park

3 books gifted by Shravasti Dhammika

Shravasti Dhammika, a Buddhist monk for 32 years, and the spiritual advisor to the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society in Singapore, has gifted me with 3 of his books. He writes his blog at dhamma musings.

Thanks so much Shravasti; it's an honor indeed.

I found him when I found my photos from Bedse Caves used on one of his blog posts without my permission. When I contacted him, unlike others, he did give credit to me on that post [I'm not sure why he deleted the post later on] and offered me complimentary books. Below are the books he has sent to me.

Click on any book to buy. The book named "Praised by the Wise" doesn't seem to be available for sale. But looks like it's available free for reading here.

The Buddha & his disciples
- S. Dhammika
The Buddha & his disciples - S. Dhammika

Praised by the Wise
Famous men and women comment on the Buddha and His teachings.
- S. Dhammika
Praised by the Wise [Famous men and women comment on the Buddha and His teachings.] - S. Dhammika

Good Question
Good Answer
- S. Dhammika
Good Question Good Answer - S. Dhammika

If you haven't already, I urge you to see my post on Bedse Caves. I'm sure, you'll be mesmerized :)

Tamhini ghat - Diamonds found in Tamhini ghat

Today's breaking news: A couple roaming in the dreamland area of Tamhini Ghat in the Western Ghats of India found a huge collection of natural diamonds lying everywhere around. Diamond expert Bhavesh mentioned after analysis that these are the purest diamonds ever seen by any human ever! There are new miracles discovered everyday in the Sahyadri mountain range, globally getting recognized as the Western Ghats of India.

Photo showing diamonds of Tamhini ghat…
Diamonds found in Tamhini ghat

It's actually water captured in spider webs!

For some time, perhaps many of you believed in the fake story in the beginning, didn't you? :)

Heart shape formed peeling a banana

I'm publishing this post specially for submitting to Clytie's Guest Heart Thursdays.

I found a heart shape while peeling off a banana!
Heart shape formed peeling a banana

Portrait of a Rajasthani man wearing a white turban

Contrary to my post showcasing the colorful Rajasthani Turbans, there are many Rajasthani men wearing white turbans too!

Portrait of a Rajasthani man wearing a white turban…
Portrait of a Rajasthani man wearing a white turban

Monsoon in Tamhini Ghat - A stand out tree with hillscape and clouds

I went to Tamhini Ghat yesterday. It's a pristine natural habitat offering some of the best views of the mysterious and amazing Western Ghats. I have taken many photos there. The next few posts may majorly showcase the beauty of Tamhini Ghat. Following is one of the photographs to start with; scroll down please to see the full photo. I'm eager to see your reactions :)

A stand out tree with hillscape and clouds - Monsoon in Tamhini Ghat
Monsoon in Tamhini Ghat - A stand out tree with hillscape and clouds

Weekend Fun :: Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri]

Note: I received the below photos in an email forward. Those are not photographed by me. The copyright and credit of the photos remain with the original photographers. If you are one of the original photographers, please let me know; I'll very happily link back to you.

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - A peak peeking out from the clouds
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - A peak peeking out from the clouds

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - A view
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - A view

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Beautiful collection of clouds
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Beautiful collection of clouds

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Breathtaking view
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Breathtaking view

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Clouds forming up
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Clouds forming up

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Enjoying the view
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Enjoying the view

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Land above the clouds
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Land above the clouds

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Sitting with the clouds
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Sitting with the clouds

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Standing above the clouds
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Standing above the clouds

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Sunrise
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Sunrise

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Sunset above the clouds
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Sunset above the clouds

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Trekking for the pleasure
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Trekking for the pleasure

Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Walking above the clouds
Kalavaarahalli betta [skanda giri] - Walking above the clouds

Weekend Fun :: Engineers' Wedding Rings

Engineers' Wedding Rings
Engineers' Wedding Rings

Note: I received the above photo in an email forward. It is not photographed by me. The copyright and credit of the photo remains with the original photographer. If you are the original photographer, please let me know; I'll very happily link back to you.

Oriental white-eye [Zosterops Palpebrosus] bird in leaves

We were thinking what to do with 2 hours spare time. Recalled from the past that we had decided to go to the old Katraj ghat whenever we have short time in hand. The old road is less used now because of the new by-pass created on the Bombay-Bangalore National Highway number 4 [NH4], just a kilometer from my home. We went there.

When we were about to reach the top road of the elephant mountain. We decided to take a break and enjoy the beauty of the valley. We stopped and were looking down the slopes when we spotted this cute fluffy blob jumping here and there in search of insects and nectar [its prime food]. Damn, I was feeling so sad that I don't have 8 lakh rupees [about US$18000]. I could have bought an 800 mm lens and could have taken a way better photo. Of course, my 250 mm lens is doing an excellent job. But 800 mm would have done just the magic of painting this pretty oriental white-eye bird.

Oriental white-eye [Zosterops Palpebrosus] bird in leaves
Oriental white-eye [Zosterops Palpebrosus] bird in leaves

Masakkali in our home

Well, most of you readers are from outside India. So you might not be aware of what I'm referring to as masakkali. Actually, in an Indian movie named Delhi 6, actress Sonam Kapoor danced in a song "masakkali masakkali, matakkali matakkali". The actress has a white pigeon with her.

We too have a white pigeon living with us. We did not make it a pet, but she just likes to stay with us. My wife has named her Masakkali, and she loves her way too much!

Masakkali was bathing yesterday, and my wife could not resist to keep memories. She took the following photos of Masakkali.

Masakkali in her bathtub
Masakkali in her bathtub

Close-up of masakkali bathing
Close-up of masakkali pigeon bathing

Small statues of Ganpati and Shiv

I'm not sure how many of you know about lord Ganpati and lord Shiv, but these are in the list of the most worshiped GODs in India. You will find statues of different GODs in every house of India. In Jaisalmer [Rajasthan State, India], small statues of different GODs were on sale in a palace named Patwon ki Haveli [meaning Palace of Patwas]. One of the shops had a nice variety; it caught my eyes.

Small statues of Ganpati and Shiv

Yellow is a broadly used color in Jaisalmer as the stones naturally found there are yellow colored. Everything is made of that stone! See the walls on which the puppets are hung in my Puppets of Rajasthan post.

HDR of Sun and Clouds as seen from my home

I have tried very less in HDR photography. But it's really amazing to work it; creates stunning output that is otherwise impossible to get in normal photography.

HDR of Sun and Clouds as seen from my home

Weekend Fun :: Tomato Story

A Jobless man applied for the position of 'office boy' at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.

'You are employed' he said.. Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.

The man replied 'But I don't have a computer, neither an email'.

'I'm sorry', said the HR manager. If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job.'

The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate. He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with $60.

The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday.

Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US ... He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded the broker asked him his email. The man replied,'I don't have an email.' The broker answered curiously, 'You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an e mail?!!' The man thought for a while and replied, 'Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!'

Moral of the story

Moral 1
Internet is not the solution to your life.

Moral 2
Even If you don't have Internet, you can still work hard, & become a millionaire.

Moral 3
If you received this message by email, you are closer to being a office boy/girl, than a millionaire..........

I am closing my email account & going to sell tomatoes

Note: I received this story in an email forward. It has not been written by me. If you are the original writer, please let me know; I will link back to you.

Reason for happiness [Tree at Veer dam backwater]

I think I do not need a reason to be happy; I'm a person of "always happy" kind. But if you are sad, and are looking for a reason to be happy, I am sure this beautiful tree will bring a smile on your face. Just imagine how peaceful, calm and satisfied-of-life it is despite standing on a single leg for decades! Our life is way better, don't you think so?

Reason for happiness [Tree at Veer dam backwater]

We took this photo on a trip to the backwaters of Veer dam when we were trying to photograph some wild birds migrated from Siberia. We couldn't take picture of any, but of course, the landscape was stunning!

Oh, are you still not feeling happy? See this :)

One way of looking at a tree

Was walking by a beautiful treescape, when I looked beside and then above. The way of taking the picture of the tree I was looking at, was the same — looked beside and then above. The only 2 additional things I did when taking this photo was sitting on knees at the base of the tree and using the widest possible focal length. The effect was this…

One way of looking at a tree

One of the archeologically important sculptures of the ruins of Bhangarh

Have you seen my post on Bhangarh? What an amazing and magical place it is! The archeologically important sculptures there need more protection. I'm publishing one of the photographs of the archeologically valuable sculptures from the ruins of Bhangarh, in this post…

One of the archeologically important sculptures of the ruins of Bhangarh

The white rose in my garden

It is beautiful and it is shy. I was taking its pictures, but it was hiding behind the leaves. Yes, it was peeking out too, that was when I took this photo :)

The white rose in my garden

Weekend Fun :: Why are teachers stressed

Note: I received the below photos/scans in an email forward. These are not photographed/scanned by me. The copyright and credit of the photos/scans remain with the original photographers/scanners. If you are one of the original photographers/scanners, please let me know; I'll very happily link back to you. And oh yes, if you are one of those teachers, I guess I have expressed your stress nicely here :)

Why are teachers stressed - Funny way of expanding Algebra calculation

Why are teachers stressed - Hilarious example of Calculus

Why are teachers stressed - The easiest way to solve square root

Why are teachers stressed - Trigonometry solved by blonde

Why are teachers stressed - Finding x in Geometry triangle Pythagoras theorem

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