here comes the surya

(original upload by omtapas) Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.–Buddha Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.–Elvis Presley The wisdom of the Buddha and Elvis….what more could you want in a yoga blog? addthis_pub = ‘yogagal60510’;

river of love

Photo by omtapas, 2010, Krishna River, the Lord of Love. from Piduguralla to Malkangiri (Orissa) in om’s words: “I start at 6:30am and after maybe one hour I reach the Krishna River. There is no bridge so I have to wait for the little ferry to reach my side and then the other side. My…


Photo by omtapas, 2010. Taken at Malkangiri Lake in Orissa, India. The photo says peace and serenity. In om’s words: “the picture is a nice reflection of Peace to meditate on.” A picture of shanti for Sunday. addthis_pub = ‘yogagal60510’;


Photo by omtapas, 2010. taken in Andhra Pradesh, India addthis_pub = ‘yogagal60510’;

retro India

Thanks to Nadine I found some cool software that is a free download. If you love the retro look of old Polaroids, say hello to PolaDroid! It’s addicting but fun! Enjoy! (37 more day ’til Ma India!!)addthis_pub = ‘yogagal60510’;

look at this child

this was one of those serendipitous moments when my auto rick stopped and this boy came out from his hovel in the alley to look at me, and then smiled. notice that he is playing with garbage and then think of your own child. this photo that took all of 3 seconds to shoot says…

two reasons why I love india

because of the kids I meet… slum children in Madurai…all they asked for was to have their picture taken and then to see it on my camera. and signs like the one below… I’ll take one snake, please

how I spent my last day in india

this is how I spent my last day in India (tuesday afternoon), flat on my back from food poisoning. I am still sick and have had “loose motions” and stomach pain since last Friday evening — a long time. as I said in the previous post, I am sporting the fashionable emaciated heroin chic look…

down but not out

whew! I returned from India about 12 hours ago sicker than a mangy Indian street dog. I’ve had food poisoning for the past 6 days from a “jam cake” that I ate in Fort Cochin. I am amazingly svelte — eating nothing but 2 slices of bread, 2 bananas, and water each day for the…


Crowscowspainted elephantsstarving pups that won’t live the week begging childrenlaughing childrenin just pressed clothesrun to touch yougiggling girls and one pen boys mango eatersstone cutterscoconut choppersbucket sellerstout screamers trafficchaoswalkrunjump out of the wayof the family on the scooterbaby on the gas tank beggars with one eyebeggars with no legswomen dressed in goldand rainbow sarisgliding in…