You Know Why Beauty Is Ephemeral?

Four weeks ago, a conversation with my daughter soon after her return to Dallas.

‘Appa’ give me some time. I’ll send across all the snaps you took in Lonavala.’
‘Take your time, dear. Am in no hurry…’

Three weeks ago:

‘Appa, I have sent you four mails each with four attachments. It is just like the way I’ve been sending you snaps of the kids. Click on the attachment and save it to your computer. Simple, just the way you have been doing all along.’

‘I thought there were some forty snaps I had taken with your iPad.’

‘Don’t worry, you get the first lot first. If there are no problems, I’ll send the rest the same way…’

Two weeks ago:

‘Appa, were you able to download the photos?’

‘Yes, dear, I got all of them all right. The shots look good…I meant to me at least. You could have deleted those few all-black shots taken indoors. How did you find them – the photos?’

‘Didn’t know you are such an ace with the camera. The flowers have come out so well. Lovely, especially those in white, yellow, red. Going to share them with my friends. You should do this more often. Who knows you might even win a prize in one of those contests.’

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‘Aren’t you laying it a little thick? Humoring your dad, is it?’

‘No, Appa, I’m serious…’


‘Appa, have you got all the snaps now in your computer?’

‘I’ve, dear though downloading them all took a while. Even showed them to your Mom. The pictures are very crisp.’

‘They’re high resolution pictures, Appa. The files are large, that’s why’

‘Though the colors are not as brilliant as I got them on the iPad. Must have taken you a lot of time doing all this.’

‘Not a bother…want to check with you – can I now remove them from the iPad?…’


Three Strikes And Out

You be the judge:

Strike 1: I’m entirely innocent of composition and color, and light and lenses.

Strike 2: I’ve no idea what these are named in any language botany included.

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Strike 3: I couldn’t get them to pose in a row.

Looking forward to be sentenced… commented I mean.


Utter Momsense

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The Elusive Bride

One evening, sitting in the bar George asked his 40-year-old buddy Johnny something that he had always wanted to ask:

“How come you aren’t married?”

Johnny: “I haven’t found the right woman yet.”

George: “So what are you looking for?”


Johnny: “Oh she’s got to be real pretty, – a good cook and house- keeper, and she’s got to know how to handle money, a really nice and pleasant personality is a must -and money, she’s got to have money…and a home, a nice big house, is what she has to have.”

George: “A woman like that would be crazy to marry YOU.”

Johnny: “Oh, it’s okay if she is crazy.”


Credits: Image of the actress Sheena Shahabadi is from the net.

Where Are The Yachts?

Some time ago, a visitor from out of town came to a tour in Manhattan.

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At the end of the tour they took him to the financial district.

When they arrived at Battery Park the guide showed him some nice yachts anchoring there, and said,

“Here are the yachts of our bankers and stockbrokers.”

The naive visitor took all that in and finally meekly queried:

“And where are the yachts of the investors?” asked

Credits:, openclipart (yacht cemkalyoncu)

Morning Glory


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Credit: The painting is by the renowned Belarussian artist Leonid Afremov . Source (

It’s All Engineered


Two friends – one was a Doctor and the other an Engineer – entered a confectionery store.

Upon seeing that the people in the store were busy, the Doctor stole 3 chocolate bars.

As they left the store, Doctor said to Engineer: “Man I’m the best thief ever, I stole 3 chocolates
and no one saw me, you can’t beat that”

Engineer replied: “You wanna see something better? Let’s go back to the store and I’ll show you real stealing”

So they went to the counter And Engineer said to the Shopkeeper: “Do you wanna see magic?”

Shopkeeper replied: “Okay!”

Engineer said: “Give me one chocolate bar.”

The shopkeeper gave him one, and he ate it.

He asked for the second, and he ate that as well.

He asked for the third, and finished that one too.

The shopkeeper asked: “But where’s the magic?”

Engineer replied: “Check in my friend’s pocket, and you’ll find them.”

Credits: and openclipart


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