For many of us, the word flowers brings back pleasant memories that tend to bring a smile on our faces. It was interesting to see how countries and cultures have different ways of flower decorations. The Ikebana flower decoration technique from Japan – beauty in simplicity caught my eye.Continue reading “Ikebana – Japanese art of flower decoration”
I got interested in microsculptures and learned about paintings on rice, and wondered how artists try to keep their hands steady. Started looking into it and found an artist called Levon Biss who uses technology to help him photograph…Continue reading “Photography – Levon Biss”
There were so many varieties and niche areas that I could uncover in this space. This seems to be a niche area that very few artists who have an interest in microsculpting get into.Continue reading “Microsculptures – Art form 3”
Six word stories – heard about it recently. Wanted to write one and started browsing what others had written. Wanted to share some of the beautiful ones out there!Continue reading “50 six word stories”
Continuing on the art forms.. learned about two more!Continue reading “Unique forms of art -2”
Recently I noticed that my school friends seem to have acquired a passion for art, and as a result I got to hear about various forms of art! Sharing some of them that were unique which captured my interest!Continue reading “Unique forms of art – 1”
For those starting to read, watch or know Mahabharata story, test yourself on the beginner level quiz.Continue reading “Quiz 16 – Mahabharata Beginner level”
Did you know there are multiple varieties of rice? How many of them can you identify below?Continue reading “Quiz 13 – Rice varieties”
Do you remember their names?Continue reading “Quiz 5 – Cartoon characters”
Do you know where these monuments are in the world?Continue reading “Quiz 3 – Monuments”
For the past few weeks, have been reading up about Aero farming and Hydroponics. Being a foodie, while doing a project on special foods at Singapore, got to see that Singapore imports more than 90% of its vegetables. Only about 8% of the vegetables and eggs seem to be locally produced. Got me thinking..Continue reading “Singapore – Aero farming or Hydroponics”
When I wrote about the technology innovations like Bee BOTS, I wondered if these AI and Robotics sensors were only for Bees and whether they can or are being used to monitor the patterns of other animals. Felt like I had opened a Pandora box (Internet of things). Sharing what I have learned thus far..!Continue reading “Smart farms”
Ganesha, also known Ganesh, Vinayaka, Ganapati and many other names is a Hindu God of beginnings, traditionally worshipped before starting any new initiative. He is known to be a remover of obstacles! When we grow up with an image of God, it brings a smile to see them do common things like us – hats off to the creative minds who make these idols.. sharing some of those that I have loved over the years…!Continue reading “Ganesha”
Rangoli is an art form, prevalent in India, in which patterns are created on the floor or ground using rice flour, flowers/flower petals, colored sand etc. It is usually made during festivals or during December-January timeframe. The bigger and beautiful the artwork, the more the pride and credit to the artists.Continue reading “Rangoli – An art of decorating”
While researching about what can be done to revive bee population, came across very many cities and city-builders, architects considering the option of building rooftop gardens across bigger cities. Cities being now called as Big cities, will become global cities attracting twice to ten times the population from suburbs in the next ten years (Courtesy: Internation Management session at Wharton)
Pictures are google-searchable and I do not own them. However, they seem to be portraying a story.Continue reading “Rooftop gardens”
Lovely sandy beaches… some of us have had the privilege to grow up near one! This is what we would have seen…Continue reading “Sand – Look closely”
When I visit temples, I notice the beauty with which the garlands are made for Gods! My father-in-law was the first one to notice the way a rose garland was made and commented on it.. after that I am not able to miss the detail when I look at garlands. I committed myself to learn the technique. Sharing what I have learned thus far..
- Rose petal garland
With the number of global cities increasing in the next decade, we would be seeing an increase in skyscrapers that would adorn our horizon. What will the next decade bring to us as innovations around buildings and architecture would be interesting to see. I had a chance to visit the Liberty museum of science in New Jersey where they had a showcase segment on skyscrapers. It was very interesting to see how the experts are looking at the next generation of skyscrapers and how their ideas of humans living in the sky can become a reality soon.
The learning from the World Trade Center, architecture from the tallest buildings addressing heating/cooling needs, Go Green initiatives, solar panels, renewable energy sources etc.
The tallest building with solar panels is in Manchester, EuropeContinue reading “Skyscrapers”
I have realized that music is something that touches our soul. Whatever be our mood, music can bring us back to a good state of mind. I have that music can cure diseases, but was surprised to see that some of the raagas (tunes) when played right has a huge impact in our physical and mental health.Continue reading “Music and Ragas”