Saturday, December 25, 2010

Other Side of the Pin-Hole

Early morning sun, through a cluster of leaves

The patient fly

this fly was perhaps blind in most of it's million eyes :P.... it allowed me to take my camera real close for this shot..

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Golden Curls and Curves

Fire - watch it intently and you will notice the playful curls and curves it takes


an experimental shot of a leaf with a red light at its back

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shimmering start to a new day

Sunrise at Golden Temple

This pout is actually for oxygen!

Serenity at the Golden Temple

4 AM at Golden Temple, Amritsar - an undisturbed tranquility

Chandigarh Crafts Mela - organic flowers!

One of the attractions from the NE stable were flower stalks for home decor. But the flowers were completely made from soft wood, wood flakes and dried peepal leaves.

Chandigarh Crafts Mela - Hut Arts

Each exhibition stand was crafted as a traditional mud hut covered with a thatched roof. The colourful murals on the walls just added to the cultural atmosphere.

Chandigarh Crafts Mela - Pottery

It can be said that I was at the right place at the right time :). Being at Chandigarh when the second national crafts festival is going on - great time to walk around a large area and be exposed to some of the finest workmanship India is famous for! Pottery was one of the most prominent attractions.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The avian home

I spotted this in Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal. Thank you Sushant Patnaik, for helping finding it's name. It is called a Wooly Necked Stork (Ciconia Episcopus).

Thursday, July 29, 2010

enchanting NE :)

The trip to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, with my friends will always be memorable. It was a well placed required break from mumbai's hassled life. And the sights were just equally enchanting - you really do not feel the pain of the long tiring road journeys if at the end of it, you are greeted with a view as this....

Blue-Faced Honeyeater

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tree-top Grooming ....

at Jurong Bird park, Singapore

Intricacy .....

I saw these paintings in the colourful street-market of chinatown, singapore. These glass balls have an opening and artists paint the insides with such beautiful folk lore renditions. The paint brush is also unique for this, with bent upper part.
quite intricate indeed...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Water-splashed landscape

Splendid highway, lush green vegetation on the sides, and you are zipping past this amazing sight on your vehicle....
hey, slow down... the clouds have just opened up and your windscreen gets drummed with the heavy drops. Your speed reduces to a crawl, you turn on the fog-lights. The driver may be cursing, but you, in the passenger seat, can now see a magical canvas unfold right in-front of you. The clear sharp green trees now become blurred. What you now see is what appears as a water-splashed painting.

I remember my childhood games...

We always tend to return to our childhood memories when we see kids playing. Just their simple innocent laughter is enough to open the memories floodgates.
I came across these children on the road to Tawang, Arunachal. They were having a great time, and my friends & I just blended in with them.
btw, this is my friend Ravi playing with the kids....

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Bangladeshi Panaroma

on cloudless days in cherranpunjee, you can view the vast green marshy expanse of bangladesh stretching far out to the horizon.
This view is from Khoram Hah, a good tourist spot at cherrapunjee.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bihu Anondia, Bihu Binondia

It so happened that we were in Assam during this year's Bihu. But we really didnt have any time to visit the actual place of celebrations. We were sad about it when this bright lot stopped our vehicle. And with the slight indication from the driver, they started this Bihu dance.
Bihu is a festival celebrated by Assamese people, where they pray for a good harvest.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunjee

When we reached there, there was a faint cloud cover... then the cloud moved away sweeping our faces and the sun shone on this plunging beauty. Noh Kalikai Falls near Cherrapunjee also figures in the world's 100 best waterfalls -

Got the faint rainbow on this picture :)

On-road creche

you know you are in a very very small settlement, when toddlers play on the road. This is near Nohkalikai Falls, Cherapunjee. Absolutely no thoroughfare on this road, and these two kids are happily building up memories on the lines .."when we used to sit and play on the road..."

Chillers@roadside Kolkata

Friday, March 26, 2010

The pigeon tree

There are more pigeons than leaves on this tree :)

Spring is here.. :)

Its very difficult to experience spring in Mumbai. Yet it comes every year, for however brief a period may be. This peepul tree is going over a new makeover. I liked the different colours and shades of leaves that it had.

E Masakkali !!

Early morning time at Gateway, Mumbai. Tranquility all around, only to be broken intermittently by the flapping of pigeon wings. Even the deep throaty pigeon calls had blended into the serenity of the moment.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The last flight of the day....

One thing I am certain - all sunsets are unique. You will always find something different and astounding everyday during sunset - be it clear skies or be it the clouds. Here, as the sun goes down, the bird takes a last sweep of the skies; before returning back to it's nest.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My dil goes 'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm'

Pralines were first made in France, but were made more famous in the Southern states of U.S. Originally, they only meant sugar-coated almonds. Now, they are made with many 'mmmmmmmmmmm' fillings coated with caramel or chocolate.....
Well, I was just lucky enough to gather so many together.. before they would all disappear, I thought I will click this snap..

Thursday, February 11, 2010

and the Bell tolls...

@Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai.
This huge bell (and the little ones) suspended from a tree is made from papier mache - keeps on swaying above us as we walk past it.

Wear your creation!!

@Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai. It's an annual cultural festival, where the street 'Kala Ghoda' and the nearby areas transform into a place of fun, colour, imagination and razzmatazz. Apart from plays, films and dance performances, there are many stalls displaying art and handicrafts.
This stall displays T-shirts with hand-painted designs. As someone said "Anyone can paint!!"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Beauty and the Bud

Saw this 'immensely' large pink rose during my trip to Munshiyari, Pithoragarh.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Floating Colours

The Carolina Duck or the Wood Duck. It is a very common sight in many parts of east and the west coast of USA. I took this photo at the Botanical Gardens of St.Louis, Missouri.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

camouflaged crustaceans

It took me a great time in spotting them.. but these guys were really cool to let my camera come close enough for this shot. It was near Diveagar beach

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Romancing the moon - 3

1st January 2010. After the full moon night, the moon turned out with a blushing red tinge.

Romancing the moon - 2

Full Moon on 31st December 2009 ... pity i missed the lunar eclipse though :(

Romancing the moon - 1

30th December 2009. Eve of the full moon.


The 'paper flower'