Monday, November 28, 2011

Sorting the catch....

Sorting the good ones from the less good ones.... Good one will fetch more money and the small ones, will be left for the Birds...

We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
E. B. White
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sunset afterglow....

Every time you wake up and ask yourself, What good things am I going to do today?, remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it. 

A moment, and its glory was no more. The sun went down beneath the long dark lines of hill and cloud which piled up in the west an airy city, wall heaped on wall, and battlement on battlement; the light was all withdrawn; the shining church turned cold and dark; the stream forgot to smile; the birds were silent; and the gloom of winter dwelt on everything. - Charles Dickens

Thursday, November 24, 2011


The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round. ~ John Muir

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.  ~Galileo

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Church at Chandavar, Kumta

Chandavar once a big city, is said to have been built by a Muslim King Sarpan Malik (apparently Sherif-ul-Mulk   a General of Bijapur Kingdom). The city declined during the later part of 17thcentury. St. Francis Xavier Church is a large  Roman Catholic Church is held in great veneration by local populace of all communities. 
 The original church of St. Francis Xavier is recorded to have been built in 1678 during the reign of Basappa Nayak of Keladi Nayak dynasty. The church was destroyed in the end of 18th century which is attributed to Tippu Sultan, and was rebuilt in 1801. The church was rebuilt a second time in 1874. The old church, though an imposing edifice was judged to be beyond  normal repairs, and so a new church was built in the area adjacent to the old church.
Church of Sao Francissco Xavier of Chandavar at Kumta

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Monday, November 14, 2011

A Path...

Closed Path

I thought that my voyage had come to its end
at the last limit of my power,---that the path before me was closed,
that provisions were exhausted
and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.

But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
And when old words die out on the tongue,
new melodies break forth from the heart;
and where the old tracks are lost,
new country is revealed with its wonders.

Rabindranath Tagore

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Karwar Port

Karwar port is one of the main ports of Karnataka, serving the hinterland of northern Karnataka, Goa and southern Maharastra, with a total length of 355 meters. The quay has two berths with a draft capacity of 9.25 meters each for berthing of deep ocean going ships. It is maintained and operated by the Government of Karnataka with all necessary facilities. The Government of Karnataka has a proposal to develop Karwar port on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis for 6 additional berths, a container port terminal, and a rail link from Karwar port to Shirwad railway station for transport of cargo by railway wagons. The port has been declared by Government of India as handling all types of commodities, including "B" and "C" classes of petroleum products.

Karwar port also has arrangements for berthing of coastal vessels. A fishing jetty is attached to the port which is used to berth fishing boats. Karwar port plays a major role in the sea trade, fishing and maritime services of the nation.
Karwar Port is also the headquarters for the Department of Ports & Inland Waterways, Government of Karnataka. This department is headed by a Principal Director who is in charge for all maritime and inland waterway activities of Karnataka state (excluding New Mangalore Port - being a major port, it is under Central Government control).

Friday, November 11, 2011


I'd rather be fishing, Than talking to you, 
At least when I'm fishing, I know what to do.
I'd rather hold a blue gill in my hand, 
Than get hit on the head, with a frying pan.

I'd rather be fishing, than look at your face, 
At least the fish don't get on my case.
I'd rather get in a fight, with an alligator garr, 
Than put up with your daily naggin by far.

I'd rather be fishing, any old day, 
Than stay home with you, and try to play.
I'd rather untangle a backlashed line, 
Than spend an evening with you, sipping wine.

Do I love fishing, or do I love you? 
I know it's gotta be one of the two.
To know the answer is what I'm wishing, 
Maybe I'll think of it, while I'm fishing.

- Juan Olivarez 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lord Shiva at Murudeshwar

 Lord Shiva represents the aspect of the Supreme Being (Brahman of the Upanishads) that continuously dissolves to recreate in the cyclic process of creation, preservation, dissolution and recreation of the universe.Lord Shiva is the Lord of mercy and compassion. He protects devotees from evil forces such as lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees. The symbolism discussed below includes major symbols that are common to all pictures and images of Shiva venerated by Hindus. Since the tasks of Lord Shiva are numerous, He cannot be symbolized in one form. For this reason the images of Shiva vary significantly in their symbolism.

Here is one thoughtful saying by Guru Adi Sankaracharya about Lord Shiva.

"Forgive me
Oh, Shiva
My three great sins!
I came on a pilgrimage to Kashi forgetting that, you are omnipresent.
In thinking about you I forgot that, You are beyond thought.
In praying to You I forgot that, You are beyond words."

~Adi Shankara