Just Mooning Around

  Last night was special, a lunar eclipses with a blood moon, a “blue moon” and a super-moon. Not only will it be the second full moon of January, it is also closer to the Earth than usual (but this is not very obviously noticeable, I blame Bruce Almighty for such unwanted expectations). The first…

When Mountains Echoed

No, I am not a trekker, worse I have a morbid fear of descents (not heights, but depths of a water body or slopes of any kinds). I can go for a SCUBA dive but I panic when I go snorkeling. Likewise, I can para glide or para sail but not climb down mountains. But…

The Road to Salvation

It’s been a good 30 years since my dad took off on his journey to salvation into the spiritual realm. All he left behind was a home to call our own and a lot of fading memories that we have be trying to hold on to. As I grow older, I assumed it would be…

Black Noise

Silence is a rare commodity in our fast-paced lifestyle. But seek and you will find your moments of solace. The Hussain Sagar lake that divides the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secundrabad is anything but clean and quiet. It is popularly called the ‘Heart of the World’ by United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), as…

Unnatural India

Shifting bases from one part of the country to another in a diverse country like India is no less than moving countries. People are way too different, and at times, the cultural shocks are too much to digest. When I first moved cities across the same political state, I realized that although we are all…

The Grandness Of India

Known as the Grand Canyon of India, this little forgotten paradise gorge is called Gandikota and is located at the Pennar River in Andhra Pradesh. Gandi means gorge and Kota is fort in Telugu. This beautiful and very abused natural wonder in the country is in a district called Kadappa, which is also form of…

A Prized Catch?

Any one who has ever visited Kochi, would identify these iconic Chinese Fishing nets. They are iconic, but not for reasons that they were first installed. When I zeroed in on Fort Kochi as my destination, I realized that they have been reduced to yet another tourist attraction. It is lowered and hoisted back with…

Over the Rainbow Under the Sea

Over the rainbow, under the seas, Looking for unicorns, running with the breeze. Sing a lullaby, sleep in peace; As dreams fill your mind, let your troubles cease!  

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Reflections in the day, become shadows in the night. It’s all a play of the light. Reflections lead us to search for answers, and shadows force us to let go of a possibly haunting past. I am a lover of light, and so shadows are not something I yearn for. How about you?

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

I miss flowing water. The sound of a gushing waterfall or crashing waves, the mildly blowing salty or fresh winds is what I miss the most about home. But somewhere, in some happy garden, there are such makeshift waterfalls in Pune. How I wish I could hear the sound of water, but not falling rain……

A New Year With A New Promise

It has been so long that I have shared my pictures on the space which I consider close to my heart. And then I read a post that helped me stare the stark reality of my virtual existence: Something that a lot of my peers have been suggesting for the past few months. And then…

Monsoon Magic!

OK, as you’d have already noticed, I haven’t been writing a lot here lately. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been lying low. The shutter bug in me has been very much active, and here is a small collection of the monsoons that I clicked over the last two years. It includes foods, monuments, and everyday…