Serene


This isn't the first time that a Chennai beach forms the setting for a post. And it probably won't be the last. And every time I have written about the waves, it has always been with fondness, and serenity. This week's photo challenge, Serene comes at the most appropriate time. It has been a month… Continue reading Serene

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Oars


Conflicting thoughts dance around his head. He shakes them off to go earn his bread. At the river bank he picks up his oars And ferries people across the shore. As he rows he feels happy His hands and body move in perfect harmony. He breaks into a smile And forgets his problems for a… Continue reading Oars

Waiting in the cold


It's still early winter and there are some brave ones roaming the streets around without woollens. But we're not taking any chances. As I write this post, sitting snugly in the warm blanket, my mind wanders to our freezing experience in Sikkim last year. At the Tsomgo lake in Sikkim, we rented extra woollens and… Continue reading Waiting in the cold

Holiday


It's a Saturday, and I'm in the mood for enjoying a holiday 🙂 Winter has pretty much set in around where we stay. The warmth of the sun will be most welcome now. This is post #18 in this year’s NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls it Nano Poblano NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month =… Continue reading Holiday

Resilience


It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. –David Allan Coe The Gwalior Fort, constructed atop a hill, is a mammoth structure. Legends say its construction began in the 3rd Century, while historical accounts put it anywhere between… Continue reading Resilience

The White Palace


The Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior combines three European architectural styles—the first storey is Tuscan, the second Italian-Doric and the third Corinthian. There is an eclectic collection of items housed inside the museum, which can be visited by the public. One section still serves as the residence of the heirs of this Palace. We weren't… Continue reading The White Palace

Sunset at Monsoon Palace


As promised yesterday, here's the view we saw atop the Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan. Like I said, neither my words, nor my pictures could do justice to what we saw. This must suffice for now. Photo taken with a Moto G3, edited Befunky. Click/tap to enter my Flickr Photostream This is post #5 in this… Continue reading Sunset at Monsoon Palace

Sunset at Sangam


We're in November! The year is fast ending. Now where did this year go? For those who know me, it's been one heck of a roller coaster the past couple of years. And given all that's going on right now, it would be madness to even think about participating in, what the blogosphere calls, the… Continue reading Sunset at Sangam

Lamps in the sun


Diyas drying in the sun. Picture taken with Moto G3, edited with @befunky

Scale


During our day trip to Mahabalipuram last winter, we reached 'Krishna's butter ball' around that magical time when everything touched by sunlight gets a shower of gold dust—including these huge boulders that stood silently admiring the profile of the more popular attractions nearby. To get an idea of it's scale, there's a little child who… Continue reading Scale