Friday, August 31, 2012

Valiyathura Pier- No-Cost Outing!

Have a look at some views from the dilapidated Valiyathura Pier at Trivandrum. 
Beach at Valiyathura pier

Arabian Sea from Valiyathura Pier

View from dilapidated Valiyathura pier

"Oh! I would love to sail the seas again"
catamaran and drifting boat

'Greenery' at the pier

Green Piece!

I like the top view of the waves

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

North East Crafts Fair

Here are images from a fair at Thiruvananthapuram. The items on sale originate from the North-Eastern states of India (called Seven sisters).

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cruising by Houseboat on the Ashtamudi Lake

A 22 hour cruise by houseboat is something like what the doctors don't order these days. No TV. Simply ruminate while looking around at water, breeze, greenery and permanent lake-residents. I would prescribe it freely to anyone who considers time as being ever more valuable than money. It was a two-room houseboat, with an open sitting area. For day trips the boat could easily accommodate and cater to a group of 20. Here are views of Ashtamudi Lake and views from the houseboat. I wish I could share hundreds more!

Being vegetarians, we were treated to an extra-sumptuous feast soon after boarding. As many as six different vegetable preparations accompanied the typical Kerala sadya-like lunch. Dinner was simple roti-vegetables, and breakfast was a favourite - idiappam and vegetable stew. Rather reluctantly we disembarked to enable the noses to get back to the respective grindstones. Off season rate for the 22-hour cruise is Rs 8500/ (includes a 2-hour long mini-boat cruise along narrow canals, where you get a chance to see the life thriving by the canal-sides).
Our son had a go at the helm- was he thrilled!
Visit more worlds

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Creepy Crawlies

Earlier today, I saw this millipede variety for the first time ever. (I had only a key to show relative size)
This one is a more common neighbour.
I await expert's identification!

Camera Critters

Updates from the Jackfruit Festival in Trivandrum

Have a look at the variety of products that you can get from jackfruit.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum

Have a look at pictures from a recent visit to this temple in Kerala.
The temple is in the news for the riches being discovered within.

Have a look at plenty of beautiful worlds

Friday, June 3, 2011

Compulsions of urban livelihoods - Part 2

A different city, different species of birds. Note the materials used by this urban resident. He has certainly made use of locally available stuff!
Where- the terrace of a residence in Hyderabad.
Is everything ready?
The nursery
Babies secure and cared for...

A spotted dove also chose the same house to make her home. She preferred the niche on top of the desert cooler placed outside the window. Her kids are secure too!

Camera Critters