Eklavya for the Oscars and weekendsy things

I was thrilled beyond words to read that Eklavya was selected as India's official entry for the Oscars. Woohoo! for my friends at Animagic India.

Of course, like everything else, there is a controversy behind the selection that reached the Bombay High Court. Sigh!

Here's my post on Eklavya and the talented team at Animagic, if you missed it earlier.

I saw my first owl last weekend, perched on my neighbor's roof. A couple of my neighbors were over for dinner and we were enjoying the failing light of an early fall day on my patio, when it swooped over us and onto the neighbor's roof. What were we eating, you say? A simple dinner: a version of my spring salad (yes, I know it's fall!), turkey kheema with store bought roghani naan, Gujarati dal with steamed rice with a smidgeon of ghee. For dessert, we had assorted cheesecakes from the Cheesecake Factory. The owl was enormous and unfortunately it was not there long enough for me to take a picture. It was gone by the time we whispered loudly to the children to come out and take a look. It made the evening special for all of us!

Talking of pictures, the ever-enterprising duo Jai and Bee have come up with a monthly event called Click! - a themed photography event. The theme for the month of October is Eggs! So I decided to crack it a bit since I am finally on a high, after a long period of being and feeling low.



More about High Key - Cracked Egg on my Inner Lens. Go on! Click through and see if you can figure out how I made the egg stand.

Hope your second weekend of fall is going as well as mine!

18 comments:

Priya said...

That was a quick entry !! We used to have dwarf bats perched on the coconut tree in our frontyard at home. Every morning the whole yard would be filled with the droppings and it was a pain to clean !! But the bats were cute though :)

musical said...

Ah! Thanks for sharing the Eklavya bit. I've to see which other movies were competing. To me, Eklavya was a nice movie, except for the (unnecessary) Vidya Balan angle. As for the controversy, nothing new. We love to have controversies on anything and everything, isn't it :-D. I am pretty sure, if it were any other movie as well, the situation would have been the same!

Cracked egg :) what did you make with eggs?

As always, its nice to see your post!

Suganya said...

Beautiful picture Manisha!

Manisha said...

Priya, shoot while the inspiration is hot else it gets filed into a 'must-do' folder and you know what happens to those! They become 'never do'!

Dwarf bats! That's cool! I don't think I've ever seen a dwarf bat. A mini owl visits my friend's yard in Boulder frequently which is why I was amazed by the size of this owl. Its wingspan was enormous! I'd hate to see the size of its droppings!


Musical, yeah! I am sure they would have found one reason or another if it was another movie. I just hope this goes through cos I am so thrilled for my friends!

As for the egg, I cracked it, added water to it, took pictures of it, then I fried it sunny-side up and ate it. There wasn't much else left to do with it since I had poured some of the egg white out and then had more spill over. The joys of a simple fried egg!
:-D

Suganya, thanks! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Hurry up, girl!

Um, so no takers for what the prop was?

bee said...

look who's here.
http://jugalbandi.info/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/img_0089-1.jpg

Manisha said...

Bee!, [squeal] what is he doing indoors?!

Kitt said...

My guess would be a little pile of salt. An old camp trick.

Glad to see you posting again!

Nupur said...

Very nice to see you posting again, Manisha. I will be cheering on "Eklavya", come Oscar night. The picture of the egg is very artsy and cool :)

Anita said...

Beautiful egg. Will surely make it.

Anita said...

I meant, will surely break it. :-D

bindiya said...

Innovative pic, I bet you glued the egg onto the spot????

Cynthia said...

So good to see you! Love the high key lighting on the egg.

Sig said...

Beautiful picture Manisha... How is anyone else going to have a chance now? :) I think you used some fine salt too... the texture is too smooth to show up in the pic...

Roopa said...

wow beautifull picure manisha!:) thats was a real auick entry !

Manisha said...

Kitt, nope! No salt!

Nupur, thanks! And I will cheering wildly because I know how much effort went into making it. Yay for Eklavya!

Anita, yes. Make sure you do and come back to tell me about it, ok?!

Bindiya, since I had every intention of eating the egg thereafter in one form or another, I did not want to introduce glue into the mix, non-toxic or otherwise! Thanks and welcome to IFR!

Cynthia, thanks! These days I really don't know if I am coming or going. Life should have settled down by now but it only gets busier!

Sig, thanks! But you kid! There's tons of talent out there, wait and watch!

And, no! No salt. Fine or coarse.


Roopa, thanks! It's what was for breakfast on Saturday morning!

Here's what I used - see my reply to Anita.

Nabeela said...

love, love, LOVE the picture Manisha!

Padma said...

You are such quick in posting for click!

Mocha said...

Great picture