The Floating Palace


Udaipur is often called the Venice of the the east. I haven't visited Venice, but I'd still prefer it to be called the Udaipur of the west! I'll let the pictures of the Jag Niwas Palace at Lake Pichola do the rest of the talking: More photo stories from Udaipur This is post #28 in… Continue reading The Floating Palace

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Mario’s legacy


Mario de Miranda was a celebrated Goan artist, illustrator and cartoonist. He began his career in the Times of India in 1953. He passed away in December 2011, and was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan (India's second highest civilian honour) in 2012. There are four galleries dedicated to his art viz. Panjim, Porvorim, Calangute and… Continue reading Mario’s legacy

Homecoming


The shrines at every street turning. The fifty square feet kolams. It looks beautiful. The yelai sappaadu and the million varieties of everything. The nongu and manga inji. It tastes exotic. The aroma of freshly ground coffee. The incense and malligai. It smells heavenly. The taalams of the kutcheri audience. The rustling of the Palm… Continue reading Homecoming

Guarding the hills


The Dadhikar Fort is well concealed in the Aravalli Hills and even with modern technology, it can be hard to find. So when we did eventually find it, we tried to get as close a look at we could! Photographs edited with the help of my brother. Related post: The fort in the hills This is post #29 in… Continue reading Guarding the hills

Lighting up Diwali with colourful candles


Wishing you all a very happy Deepavali and a prosperous year ahead! This is post #11 in this year's NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls it Nano Poblano NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month = Thirty straight days of blogging

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate


Luxury hotels tend to have a rather extravagant décor. Here are a few pictures I snapped using my phone a few months back at a couple of Delhi hotels. Click on the images to view larger size. In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Ornate." This is post #8 in this year's NaBloPoMo,… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat


I've always had a soft corner for birds. But it's always been a challenge to photograph them near my house. They hardly sit still long enough to allow me to take a picture. The birds in the jungle though seemed to be quite extroverted. The Jungle Babblers, which are so restless in the city, didn't… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat

WPC – From Every Angle: Spiral Staircase

Spiral Staircase Steps

A few months back, we paid a visit to an old bungalow in Old Delhi, and I couldn't take my camera off this beautiful spiral staircase! And here's yet another angle beneath my feet. Many thanks to the kind landlady for tolerating this shutter-bug 🙂 More angles of everything under the sun over at the… Continue reading WPC – From Every Angle: Spiral Staircase

WPC: Today Was a Good Day

Two Cakes

A photo story... Waking up to the smell of fresh filter kaapi The sight of beautiful flowers on my way to work Getting hands-on experience at work Attending productive meetings, seminars and conferences Coming home to see a dream come to life And to end a day on a sweet note, a cake -- or… Continue reading WPC: Today Was a Good Day

Art from scrap

Dancing peacock

It was on the first of March, a Sunday, that our family got together. It was after such a long time that we went out together, that we joked that it would rain. And sure enough, it did! Little did we know, that it was the beginning of a very strange phenomenon. Not only on that day,… Continue reading Art from scrap