Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia to take a stand against climate change. Last year On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 people across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – OUR PLANET

Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time).  We should go beyond the earth hour to make the difference. 

It is high time we wake up and make some serious efforts to save our nature. We  should think what we can give rather than what we can get from our Mother Earth.

Simple ways to save the environment -

  • Turn off appliances, light, Fans, TV when you are not using them.

Remember to switch off the mains button after using any electric device.

  • Turn off the water taps while brushing your teethshaving, washing dishes, and even taking a shower. Don’t Waste Water.

  • Use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable batteries.

  • Avoid using disposable items as much as possible.
  • Avoid using plastic whenever you can (things like disposable plastic cups, plastic bags) Plastic never break downs and leads to poisoning and death of numerous creatures. Instead use paper bags, cloth bag and cardboard containers. Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of a disposable cup.


Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
Recycling is one of the best measures of saving the environment. 

  • Copy and print both sides of the paper
  • Reuse items like envelopes, folders and paper clips. 
  • Use discarded paper for scrap paper.
These are some of the simple ways in which we can contribute towards saving nature. A small step by each of us can make a huge leap towards saving the environment.

Let’s come together to save our environment.

Recently Times of India started  contest  for every Indian to capture  in their inimitable style. Shoot a photo or video, draw a cartoon or just tell  a joke, on anything  one feel makes India, India.
The day of the contest was March 15, 2011.  
One could submit entry  for the following categories -
(I)            Videos;
(II)           Photos;
(III)         Cartoons;
(IV)         Jokes & Anecdotes
For videos, photos and cartoons one could tag contents in the following themes

Overloaded India
Typical scenes of over-usage of capacities of all kinds - man as well as machine. e.g. – Family of 7 on scooter, Coolies, Overloaded City Bus/Auto/Cycle/ Rickshaws/Train/ Trucks
 Asli India
The reality that is India, the bharat that is not shining. e.g. – slums, beggars on road, the homeless, street children playing
Incredible India
The beauty, heritage and medley of colour that is India. e.g. – Monuments, fares and festivals, colourful dresses, wildilfe, nature, mountains, beaches
Chalta Hai India
Tolerance for everything, ‘if it doesn’t affect me I don’t care’ attitude e.g. – Dumping garbage on roads, marriage tents on colony roads, urinating in public, babus playing cards at work, cops asleep on the job
Golmaal India
Bribery, ‘settings’, all kinds of underhand nexus, cutting corners, goli-baazi and hanky-panky. e.g. – Corrupt cops, phony red light cars, touts and their fixes, fake brand, magic remedies.
Jugaad India
All about innovative fixes, enterprising street mechanics and business ideas, bending/ bypassing of rules e.g. – Harley engine autos, Washing machine to make lassi, things falling in place last minute in a shaadi or public function
Chaotic  India
Complete absence of order and systems in our daily life e.g. – no lane driving, buses stopping anywhere, hordes of people on top of a train, cattle on roads, chaotic
Bizzare India
Strange customs, rituals and superstitions; crazily mis-spelt signboards e.g. – Sadhu walking on fire, Idols drinking milk, witch doctor doing jhaad-phoonk, sign saying ‘child beer’, truck back panel saying “10 , 13, 9, ki hai”
Cricket crazy iNDIA
A Day in the Life of India joins cricket crazy India to look at the lighter side of our passion for cricket. Face-painted fans, crazy slogan banners, unique traits of players on the field or the peculiarities of gully cricket. Capture the obsessive spirit
Any image/video that does not fall under the above themes

The themes were very interesting. I have uploaded few photos which will share with you alog with their title :

Road to Heaven
Tag : Incredible India

Jai Nandi Gai
 Tag : Incredible India

 Job that keeps you close to GOD
 Tag : Incredible India

Mountain or Snow
Tag : Incredible India

Admist Mountain
Tag: Incredible India

Sunday @ Gurudwara

 Swastik - Spritual for Spritual Victory
Tag : Incredible India

Take me high high & High, I wanna fly
Tag : Incredible India

We are ready to take you for a ride
Tag : Incredible India

Nature at its Best
Tag : Incredible India

Our God is as colourful as our contry and people
Tag : Incredible India

My 5 photos are selected for the contest. These were mobile uploads.

 Each flower is a soul opening out to nature 


Global Vipassana Pagora @ Gorai 

 Fish Aquarium

 Perfumes are the feelings of the flower 

 I dont think I will win, but am glad that I participated and was shortlisted among more than 33,000 people.

One fine day I thought I need to have organizer or in other words “Things to remember” which should be in front of my eyes.  So which is the best place where you can have things to remember list.  How about in kitchen sticking on the refrigerator.  What I needed was Refrigerator magnet.  

Refrigerator magnets can be used to hold reminders, or be a reminder in themselves. A refrigerator magnet is an ornament, often whimsical, attached to a small magnet which is used to post items such as shopping list or birthday list on a refrigerator, or which simply serves as decoration.

I had small magnets with me, from the old magnetic chess games. So thought of creating my own refrigerator magnets.

I used two ways of creating the same.
With M Seal


      With Bread ( Bread craft)


I used 3D glitters for decorations. I just love glitters; one can do anything with them.   My favourite is the golden colored and blue coloured, which one is yours.

Happy Crafting!!!

Hi! Friends, it’s been sometime that I have updated my blog. Not that I was busy with something great, but I did do some new crafty work, which will share with you guys very soon. Also I was a little bored of my blog template and at the same time was not ready to let go my old template. The breath of the template was too narrow, so was not able to do much.  So eventually I decided to change the template.  I still need to work more on this template and organize my gadgets.  But I thought I will get myself going with my new template and the modification can take place later. Sometimes starting without perfection works better than waiting till it is perfect and realizing that it is outdated. You know what I mean… 

So now what to post.  Since I have used a very flowery template, why not post NATURE. Have recently joined this group Walk the Mumbai Trees who select a locality & walk around it giving information about the trees present there.   Captured the nature on my mobile.

"Where flowers bloom so does hope."
 - Lady Bird Johnson

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
-  Gerald De Nerva

"Perfumes are the feelings of flowers."
-  Heinrich Heine

"Flowers are heavens masterpeice."
- Unknown

"Flowers are words even baby can understand"
- Quenin Crisp

At NIA Campus, Pune

"Earth laughs in flowers".  
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Beautiful carnations in my office

Carnations are my favourite flowers.....

Carnations mean -  Bonds of affection; health and energy; fascination; woman love

Facts About Carnations
  • It is believed that carnation flowers sprung up in places where the tears of the Virgin Mary fell when she cried out in pain on seeing her son Jesus nailed to a cross. This flower was pink in color.

In my building

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. 
~Emma Goldman

 "In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." 
-  Kozuko Okakura   

Flowers are thw sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.

- Henry Beecher

"Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
- William Wordsworth

Goodbye till next post...