Yakking Around

Don’t notice the tiny flea in the other person’s hair and overlook the lumbering yak on your own nose. ~Tibetan Proverb

Hum A Happy Song

Hummingbird, the smallest among all birds, symbolizes lightness of being, swiftness, independence, courage, sensitivity, determination, love, beauty, endurance, wisdom, vitality, hope, and enjoyment of life.

Safe And Secure

We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves. ~Tom Robbins

Gallop Away…

The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back. ~Amber Senti

Birds of a Feather

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in…

Ray of Light

Soul mates. They really call themselves that, which makes sense, because I guess they are … They have no harsh edges with each other, no spiny conflicts, they ride though life like conjoined jellyfish – expanding and contracting instinctively, filling each other’s spaces liquidly. Making it look easy. ~Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Freshly Caught

For some reason in Bombay, Sunday is the best day to have seafood. While it is a fishermen’s home town, because the fast pace of the city, pin boning and cleaning becomes a painful activity. So Sundays, the day off for most working people, becomes the best day for devouring a seafood meal piping hot!

Mane Up

Though not a cat lover, I love the lion’s mane. Strong and majestic, a full mane is the sign of a healthy lion. Lions are known to be lazy and dominating; lionesses do all the hunting, but the alpha male gets to have the lion’s share of the booty, after which the lionesses feast of…

Cotton-Top Tamarin

This gorgeous ‘Dad’ greeted me as I set out to explore the Singapore Zoo with my family a few years ago. Cute and curious, these cotton-top tamarins are actually listed as critically endangered (with just 6,000 of these monkeys alive), and the zoo is doing a phenomenal job in keeping the species alive. Native to…

Be Human

Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, the Bornean and Summatran Orangutans are the closest mammals to humans. In Malay, orang translates to “person” and utan is derived from hutan, which means “forest.” So orangutans are literally “forest people”. Unfortunately, due to excessive deforestation in both countries, the Bornean orangutan is classified as endangered (only 104,700 remain)…