Friday, June 26, 2009

Flower of flames...

Known as Gulmohar( in Hindi), this is a very common flower... but commonality does not take away the beauty and awe it commands....

Monday, June 22, 2009

The invisible web

Try to make out the fine spider web supporting the rain drops. I took this picture during a trek to Duke Nose, Lonavla.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

An ode to warriors...

India Gate.. an ode to around 90,000 Indian soldiers of the erstwhile British Indian Army, who fought for the British during World War I and Afghan Wars. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and was earlier known as the All India War Memorial. Now, its one of the resplendant symbol of Delhi and India....
I had always wanted to take a picture of India Gate at Night, when it is bathed by the arc lights.. and finally, i got my picture :)...

Too many males...

clearing the confusion (if any :) ), these are the anthers of a bunch of flowers..

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hands..... of grace

Marriages in India are a colourful extravaganza. The pomp and ceremony starts much before the marriage day itself. I have also been part to some marriages. I loved the mehndi artwork the most on her hands.... I present here two contrasts -- one a deeply set mehndi and the other, a delicately laid out one. Hope both of them appeals to you all, as they did to me .

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Winged beauty

A sunny harvest

Its a great sight to see this golden sun-smacked wheats swaying in the field. This photo was taken at a field near Bagdighat village, Pithoragarh, India.

Chimes of Faith

This is a very common sight at temples in the Northern hilly region (Indian). People believe that tying up bells at and near temples is a sign of their faith. For me, it was another brilliant sight :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

After the rains...

A park in Lonavla. Rain had subsided for some time then, and the ground was laid out with leaves.. some green and young, some brown and old...

Views from Ladakh - 1

This is Pangong Tso (Lake), Ladakh. Its a large lake, with one-third of it in India, and the rest in Tibet.