End of every chapter is a beginning of a new one ….. [Annoucement]

Lonely Stone, Kutch, Gujrat

When you have a book in hand, end of every chapter is a beginning of a new one and not to forget end of every book is a beginning of new one. So is a case in a journey called life. End of every trip is a beginning of a new one. Today marks the end of a very good close to a decade long journey for me. Today marks an end to a creation and association of me with my kid – Landscape Wizards. Yup you read it right. I will be parting with LW officially starting tomorrow and its been an incredible journey bringing and being part of it to what it is now. I step away because I am kicking off something really new and big in the coming months and am really excited about it and considering that it will involve lot of photos and video stuff i realized i need to spend more time and energy with it and not try to ride 2 boats at the same time. I will leave LW in the able hands of Anil, Harsha and Ashwin to take it forward from here. Confluence was a dream last year and we made it happen and this year we wanted to make it big and we made that happen too – and i have to admit thats the best gift i have from the team. Am incredibly happy with the way things have shaped up and the way we have managed to portray landscape photography to outside world through LW. Things will just get bigger and better at LW from now on. I will continue to sail along with the team and be a part of it and contribute where ever am applicable and needed. But things am working on and planning need a lot more priority and attention at this moment and am sure those will entertain you and educate you as much as I tried to do using my words and visuals in LW. Let me not get too senti about things take this post to be come a long one. Am still around here, JTN is around here shivakumar.net is around and so is LW. Its just that there are small changes which should not bring too much a difference to outside world on the content that we create. So here’s me wishing all the very best to Team LW and also bidding adieu to something which was very close to me all these years and will continue to be. Lets continue with our “journey through nature”.

Wishing you all a very happy ugadi and a happy new year !

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Coma vs Comma

Dead log on desert sand


COMA – is a state of unconsciousness in which a person: cannot be awakened; fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light, or sound; lacks a normal wake-sleep cycle; and does not initiate voluntary actions.

COMMA – According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word comma comes directly from the Greek komma (?????), which means something cut off or a short clause.


If i have to really define the above two words in a much more simplistic way then Coma is a situation which describe end of responsiveness and something without life, where as Comma is a condition used in a context where we are telling there is more to what we are referring to and its not an end.

When this is taken in a literal meaning what differentiates both is the letter “m”. When this gets related to human life – the “m” can be referenced to “me” (our-self). Its the m(e) which decides weather something has to cut short and end or something has to continue with importance on life. So one has to take a wise decision when shaping up his/her life weather they want the m(e) to play a significant role to continue with their life. So when you are stuck in life and are unable to make progress and get a feeling of dead log – give a second thought and importance to the m(e) and unwind-refresh-rejuvinate and give a second life to yourself.


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Diwali Greetings

Diwali Greetings

© Shivakumar L Narayan | www.shivakumar.net

Earlier in the day i received the below message as a forward for Deepavali wishes. I thought it was so apt and right – that i will share it with the fellow JTN readers.

Six things we traditionally do during Diwali, which if we do with understanding would make our Diwali spiritual and meaningful;
1. Cleaning of house – Let us also clean our mind of all the accumulated dirt
2. We buy/ bring in new things – let us acquire true knowledge
3. We eat sweets – let us share and sweeten other life, specially the under privileged
4. We light lamps- let us light lamp of knowledge and spread it
5. We do Laxmi Puja – let us pray for furtherance of our spiritual wealth
6. We burst crackers – let us burst our ego – noise less

With that note, i would like to wish everyone a very happy and a prosperous festival of light. Take this festival as a reason to spread more joy, smiles, colors and light into the life of the people near and dear to you. Hoping everyone is having a fantastic festivity at home.

Once again Diwali Greetings to all

– Shiv


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Silent Whispers

Magpie Robin Singing - Black & White


Indian Grey Hornbill - Black & White


Jungle Babbler - Black & White


Drongo - Black & White

I will be back soon …

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In Bangalore when it rains it HAILs


via @sriharikraman

via @sriharikraman

Yes – sometimes in Bangalore when it rains it actually hails ! That was what happened even last night ( 24th April, ’15 ), round about 1800hrs strong winds took Bangalore by surprise and what followed next even bigger. Bangaloreans who were winding up the day and heading home after work were taken for a surprise with first of the season hailstorm in Bangalore and according to met department stats, some of these hailstones were as big as 1cm in diameter. Just because people didn’t wanted to miss this beautiful opportunity, some of them decided to play and other decided to capture this rare scene on their cameras. Below are some of the images that i came across on twitter this morning.

PS : Images credit are given to the corresponding person’s twitter handle in the caption of the images.


via @sriharikraman


via @Muthesh_Dharma


via @rudyrudraakash


via @sree_tt

via @yimt15

via @yimt15

via @yimt15

via @yimt15

And some video too …

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