Floral Delights

Mogra, popularly known as Jasminum sambac a variant of the jasmine flower native to South and Southeast Asia is usually knotted in a sting and usually worn by women on their hair. It is a symbol of a woman who is happily married. Usually widowed or divorced women wearing flowers on their hair is frowned…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

I took this picture from the lawns of the Kushalnagar Monastery in Coorg. In fact, these flowers I found at every monastery I visited in India. However, I don’t know what its called. Can anyone help me?

Wild Fire

As the rains set in, many trees shed their flowers as a mark of respect. And one such tree is the Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant, or the Flame tree. These plants often spot red of yellow hues flowers that are edible too. Known as the Delonix regia we call it Gulmohar in Hindi where Gul’…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

I love these dew-kissed bell-shaped flowers. However, I took these post a mild shower. They bloom early in the morning and tend to fold in their petals at night fall. And they wake up again with day break for as long as they live. Quite an intriguing life, so much like ours!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Red 3

The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, or shoe-flower as we popularly call it here, is a beautiful  evergreen flower. It is often offered along with prayers in a temple, generally to Lord Ganesha. The name shoe-flower thus is reminiscent of its purpose, to be placed at the feet of God.

Summer’s Bounty

Summer is the most amazing time of the year that is captured by the lens. As the new year starts, and as Mother Nature gets into the festive moods,  she wears her best colors of the year. As the entire world celebrates in style, Nature reminds us one the most important lessons in life: that…

Say It With Lovely Hues…

I am one of the lucky few who is blessed enough to spend my life married to my best friend. This Valentine’s Day, I was gifted a rose of each hue, for all the colors I bring to his life. And for this International Women’s Day, here’s hoping everyone who stops by realizes how special…