Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Don't Quit Poem by anonymous - A favorite poem

Today I came across one of my favorite poems Don't Quit by an anonymous poet. It has been one of the most inspiring poems since my school days:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! if you must; but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow;
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit;
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

- by anonymous

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Photograph of 'Haveli' - in India Today travel PLUS in their SPECIAL 11TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE JAN 2007

After Diwali I had posted the pics of A 'Punjabi Dhaba' - Haveli on my blog and on flickr. From flickr, it was picked up for India Today travel PLUS in their SPECIAL 11TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE JAN 2007. It has been published under 'EAT' section of Punjab (pg. 94).

The Entrance of Haveli.

The haveli Courtyard with traditional Dhaba style open air eating.

I had taken this photo on our drive back from Ludhiana to Delhi, after the office Diwali Party, where we had stopped for Lunch. I had heard about it and thought of giving it a try and it was good. Here again are some photos of Haveli.

Today I got a complementary copy of this special issue of India Today travel PLUS. Seemed to be a gift.. specially on my marriage anniversary day :)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Ansal Plaza at South Delhi

This is Ansal Plaza, one of the earliest shopping malls in South Delhi.
There was a time when we used to visit Ansal Plaza mainly to go to Shopper's Stop or McDonald's or window shopping.
I went there after a long time in the first week of Dec'06 where I took these photos. It was working day and not much crowded. There are so many shopping malls now all around, but when you go somehwere after a long time, you have a different type of fascination .. and that is what made me take these photographs.
All photos by - Seema Kumar, 6th Dec.'06