What is called halt? When time stops? Life is journey and we all keep on moving; someway or other way.  

2007 is WELCOMING the 2008. And as the New Year is approaching we are pretty excited what would coming year have for us.


Every year has own surprises, and though every day is new we always look forward for new year. Other than New Year, 24th Dec will add one more year in my life!  

Independent India

Independent India- Picture by Paavani

Is being free citizen our destination
& being independent without discrimination
Where there is no place for cast & creeds
With people respecting each other and doing deeds!

Or do we ask where is love, respect in our nation
With so much hatred, pain and suffocation
Casting shadows of pessimism
and saying follow the Gandhism!
Let’s starts a new vision
Be a true progressive Indian!

 9:12 pm, 13th August, 2007

 India is celebrating the 60th year of Independence.

A welcome back.

Ever took a break from the same routine
changed the background, cast & scene

where there were light
which was sparkling bright
Celebration was at full mood
floating diyas and flowers full bloomed.
It’s like waking up from a siesta
entering into a different fiesta
Old friends met and giggled
so many memories drizzled
Took a walk on the same warm roads,

saw things from the different views.
In the canvas of life we met, we got lost
any puzzle is meant to get solved.
Carnival continues
there is no adieu.

11:31 pm, 29th Oct. 2006

same text is written in the card below. The purpose of writing it again is thinking about Usability.

Welcome back Card

Nothing much to say, there was no blog break. It’s just that because of Diwali (the festival of light) there were a long holiday. Then visiting the campus and meeting old pals.

Some new randomly clicked pictures are added.

Bird of Paradise.

B is the letter that I love not because my surname starts with it. It has some beautiful memories.
No more talks on What to B(e). Have you heard about a bird, bird that flies in paradise? Well there it is a flower, names Bird-of-paradise.

Bird of Paradise- Paavani

This is my next entry for Flower Fest.
I made a sketch of the flower as I was not able to click picture (That I will also do soon).

If one will fall for the bright colors of it, you can not stop appreciating the form of this flower too. The name Bird of Paradise comes from the spectacular flower shape, which resembles a bird’s beak and head plumage.
More details about this flower is; banana shaped leaves and that’s why it was classified in the banana family Musaceae, but now got own family Strelitziacea.

A card made by using the pencil colors, edited in Photoshop.

You will be amazed if you see how its blooms. Long stemmed flowers emerge from green boat-shaped bracts, which are bordered in red or purple. The numerous pointed petals of brilliant orange are contrasted with an arrow-shaped tongue of vivid blue. Some species have white and blue. The flowers have several “sets” of flowers in each bract, which are formed on the end of a stalk.

I was just wondering how many creative ideas you get from nature, nature that is full of awesome products. And in such an exotic forms and wild colors you found the inspiration. Ideas that immerse from the paradise are truly divine.

Flower Fest

Flower Power.

Flower, a most subtle thing, created with precision and colors are added to make it appealing, aroma is sprayed to smell nice. I remember when I was a kid I used to go to my big garden everyday (My father used to be very fond of flowers and there were some rare varieties of plants). I used to collect Harsinghar flowers, that bloom at very early morning and than fall down by 6-7am and many more flowers to make garland along with my grandmother. Decorating flowers and putting a bunch of white roses next to my deep in slumber sister. Those were days.

I get fascinated by seeing the forms of the flowers, the way petals opens by silently uncovering the sepals and long stigma pop out and the way tiny pollen remain stick to anther. Even the fashion of flower arrangement on a thin flower stalk along with green leaves. These forms inspire me for lots of ideas when I think of generating concepts and doing brainstorming. The color combinations from vibrant hues to earthy shades conspire huge palette for the whole project branding.

Few days back From Sree I come to know about Flower Fest and decided to make something, as I’m not a painter or doesn’t travel much so clicking photographs was also not possible. I had few pictures of spider lily flowers; clicked by me last year in March month.

Spider lily-Paavani.jpg Amaryllis -Paavani.jpg
Spider lilies. (click to see bigger size image) Amaryllis

Than in another one I used mix media (you can see canvas imprint in leaves) and little bit of Photoshop®.

I have chosen Amaryllis, which is a flower of splendid beauty and represents pride. The lily is a white spider lily (H. caroliniana). It is a member of the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). A hardy amaryllis bulb, inhabitant to moist stream banks in the forests or along roadsides.

It’s rightly said by Ralph Emerson, Earth laughs in flowers.

Flower Fest