The Magic of Monsoon

As the monsoon showers greet us, it’s time for the rain gear to come out. Like I mentioned before, I’m no fan of rains. But when you watch it from afar or when indoors, it has an irresistible charm to it.

The Wonders of God’s Own Country

Kerala is a beautiful state with mesmerizing views. While I didn’t go house boating in Alleppey, the sights and sounds in Kochi definitely makes me want to explore each part of the state in great detail!

Close Encounters With No One

  When you visit St. Mary’s Island off Malpe, Karnataka, you realize how connected the world truly was; in the physical sense. Popularly known as the Coconut Island and Thonsepar, these four small islands have been formed from columnar basaltic lava. It is said that the basalt was created by sub-aerial sub-volcanic activity, from Madagascar,…

Sands Of Time

A Psalm of Life~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time

Nightfall

The River of Dreams ~ Billy Joel In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep From the mountains of faith To a river so deep I must be looking for something Something sacred I lost But the river is wide And it’s too hard to cross And even though I know…

Wavering Minds

I am a through water baby, and the Malpe beach in Karnataka certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s possibly the cleanest beach with the roughest of waters. But the rough seas and seashell-laden beach with golden sands reminded me of how my own mind functions. As I went deeper into the sea, the waters got rougher; not…

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 picture…

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…