Why is the color blue associated with sadness ????

Blue though is my favorite color. To me it represents peace and tranquility. My wardrobe is filled with variations of blue for both western and Indian outfits.

I’ve always wondered though why people use the term “feeling blue” when they are sad.My take on it  :

“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.” — Allen Klein

Pictured below is my older daughter against a blue wall in East Village ,NYC



Ho-Ho-Kus train station.

A town bordering Ridgewood. Although there are family histories and church documentation about early pioneers, one of the earliest written notices that specifically mentions Ho-Ho-Kus is the 1698 Van Emburgh deed. It records the purchase, for thirty-two pounds ten shillings, of half of a 500 acre patent of land by David Provoast and Johannes Van Inburgh from Issac Kingsland to whom it had been granted by the Proprietors of East New Jersey. A transcription from the original document states: “Hoghakas (Ho-Ho-Kus) in ye Provinse of East and New Jargy ye 2d of may ano Dom 1698 There apaired before me Pieter Johnson and Jaccomintie his wife & Declared This within instrement to be There vollantary act & Deed as wittnis my hand.”IMG_6307

Ridgewood 365

I have been unable to post pictures of my hometown for the past one month. Partially due to the fact that I was travelling to India for 3 weeks and on return it has been very hectic at home and work.

In the meanwhile I did post some pictures of my trip to India.Plan to be back posting pictures of my hometown starting this coming Monday. Watch out. Until then enjoy some of these random

photos taken every now and then …


Street Photography

Ridgewood is a quaint little village close to of one of the biggest cities in the world- NYC. It is a mere 25 min drive with no traffic into Manhattan !!.Most of the people in this town commute to work in NYC. Living in this town gives one the best of both worlds. City life with its dreams and hopes of unlimited opportunities and jobs and returning back home to a relaxed lifetstyle. Plenty to do for both people with families (young and old) and professionals looking for some excitement. It has an eclectic taste of restaurants and definitely a wonderful place to hang out !!!dsc_8317

Ridgewood Bus Terminal

It is the transportation hub located at the intersection of Oak St and Dayton St in downtown Ridgewood. The train station is a 5 min walk from here. The routes served from here are to NYC (Port Authority terminal) mid town Manhattan, George Washington Bridge Bus Station (serving uptown Manhattan ),Hackensack , Paterson and Garden State Plaza mall (Westfield Mall-the largest mall in New Jersey, the third-largest mall in the New York metropolitan area, and one of the highest-revenue producing malls in the United States…

There is a paid parking lot close to the terminus .


Ridgewood Train Station

The Village of Ridgewood is a small town in close proximity to Manhattan .The train station is located at the one end of East Ridgewood Ave,which runs through the middle of the town and could be called the main arterial road.Trains run between Hoboken and Suffern. Commuters can board a train from here and reach NYC in approximately 45 min .

Took these pictures while returning back from work. It was raining and a little foggy …