Oct 27, 2011


Hairstyles! by teshionx

Hairstyles!, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
Manu has been growing his hair for a while now. He was trying to imagine what style would suit him the best; if he should go about growing it any further at all.. He was all set to go out for a hair trim and suggestion, when he remembered that there are softwares that sometimes superimpose a hairstyle on your face and suggest what might suit you!

But I know, the softwares out there wouldn't make a good copy of you to suggest hairstyles. And their hairstyles are usually pretty impractical if you don't have the texture that they show you..
So I offered Hubby that I could sketch his face and put some imagined hairstyles on him.. I used the same pose for some time, and then decided to try out a couple more faces... It was a totally creative evening!

1. A fun filled evening of laughter
2. Tanush recognizes all of them as his dad (that's the authenticity certification that I trust!)
3. Manu dropped the idea of going in for a cut, and tried swish swashing his hair at home.. He liked what he made!
4. He sports one of these hairstyles!

Oct 14, 2011


Stunned by teshionx

Stunned, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
She sat there stunned for long enough to let me sketch her and color her too.

Oct 13, 2011


Pookalam by teshionx

Pookalam, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
Tanush does all his work with pride! He helps me with pride! And then announces it to everyone with pride. I have to give it to him though - he does a very good job most of the times.. He decorated the Onam Pookalam outside our house and then when the guests came home, he happily announced, "I did it! I made this..!"
The next day, my parents on Skype got the same information.. so did Manu's parents. through phone..

Oct 12, 2011

Moon Aura

Moon Aura  by teshionx

Moon Aura , a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
The sun had almost set.. There was still a cool blue in the sky.. The stars were nowhere to be seen - it was cloudy. But the white clouds looked pink in the evening light, and for some time the moon wore a pink ring on itself!

Oct 10, 2011


This post was still in Drafts!! Well, I release you dear post! Go shine!!

Camera - 1
Drew this and the next one while listening to Manu speak on the phone with a friend...
Camera - 2

What have you read

I got the following list from another blogger - - and thought I would go through and check to see how many I have read. There are many books on this list that I plan on reading and a few that I will not, namely that Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe. I saw the movie and that was enough for me.

So how many books on this list have you read?

The BBC says most people will only read 6 of these 100 Books.Instructions:Cut and Copy the list into your notes... then...1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read. (remove other persons X's)2) Tally your total at the bottom.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (tried reading through it...)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy X
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams XX
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini X
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown X
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel X
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens X
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas X
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens X
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle XX
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

(I have reads hundreds of other books not even listed. I marked more than one X on some because that is how many times I have read them.)

Golden glow

Golden glow

Golden glow, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
Mmmm! Fall colors...! The whole room used to be filled with a golden glow for most part of the day, when the light passed through this tree to fill up the room. And that was just a couple of days ago..
.. Now it is 60% empty as I upload this picture,, Winter is on its way here!