Freshly Caught

For some reason in Bombay, Sunday is the best day to have seafood. While it is a fishermen’s home town, because the fast pace of the city, pin boning and cleaning becomes a painful activity. So Sundays, the day off for most working people, becomes the best day for devouring a seafood meal piping hot!

Mane Up

Though not a cat lover, I love the lion’s mane. Strong and majestic, a full mane is the sign of a healthy lion. Lions are known to be lazy and dominating; lionesses do all the hunting, but the alpha male gets to have the lion’s share of the booty, after which the lionesses feast of…

Cotton-Top Tamarin

This gorgeous ‘Dad’ greeted me as I set out to explore the Singapore Zoo with my family a few years ago. Cute and curious, these cotton-top tamarins are actually listed as critically endangered (with just 6,000 of these monkeys alive), and the zoo is doing a phenomenal job in keeping the species alive. Native to…

Be Human

Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, the Bornean and Summatran Orangutans are the closest mammals to humans. In Malay, orang translates to “person” and utan is derived from hutan, which means “forest.” So orangutans are literally “forest people”. Unfortunately, due to excessive deforestation in both countries, the Bornean orangutan is classified as endangered (only 104,700 remain)…

Stray Love

There is something about love that transcends words. Take music for instance; even without words it makes us feel things. Have you had friends who don’t speak in the same tongue as you do? Coming from the land of 18 major spoken languages with over 1600 regional dialects for company, I still get a lot…

Adventure Inc

As I put in the mountain post a few days ago, I was reminded on the time I turned 30. Newly alone, it was my first solo trip and a self- discovery of sorts. As the weekly photo challenge topic popped into my mail box, left me thinking; who is my beloved? The perception of…

Fish Therapy

Instead of biting at your feet, how about watching fishes swim? Sure they have a shorter lifespan than other pets, but watching them move gracefully can be very soothing at the end of a very stressful day, which is almost everyday, given the lifestyle that we have. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

Bugged For Life

We all live in an insane amount of stress, a first world problem. We are so consumed with balance, that we lose the essence of when to stop prioritizing. Work life balance is a new fad that consumes us more than it puts us at ease. From a race to win, the marathon turns into…

Preyed

I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it’s much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey. ~James Van Der Beek Psychopaths are social predators, and like all predators, they are looking for feeding grounds. Wherever you get power, prestige and money, you will find them….

Ready For The Kill

I prefer dogs over cats, but the felines I meet seem to be more camera friendly than my favourite canines. This one was getting rather defensive as he was ready to jump into our side of the building from the neighbouring building wall. Related articles Dog vs. Cat: Are They Really Rivals? (everydayhealth.com)