Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lazing Hippos

In summer I would not mind joining them, but this winter day, no way!
Hippos in Delhi's National Zoological Park

Camera Critters

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I could gaze at these fans forever

A simple 'happy' toy, that revolves in the slightest breeze.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

The good ol' 'pottalam'

This was how provisions used to be packed by the friendly neighbourhood grocer. An environmentally sound practice which we urbanites have nearly forgotten. This kind of simple packaging (just a neat newspaper folded in the shape of a cone, then tied up with jute string) can still be found in rural groceries.
Perhaps we should go back to the past to give ourselves a better future?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Water chestnut - 'singada'

Singada - water chestnut. Has a mild taste, I found, when I saw it for the first time in a busy Delhi market. Found it different from the made-in-China looking blemish less fruit varieties, that looked more like show pieces rather than health food!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The full moon at dawn

If only the peace this horizon conveys pervades the world over...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Amar Jawan at twilight

India Gate, New Delhi
(Click on image for a clearer view)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Thirsty bovines

At a cousin's place in Thanjavur town in South India, a couple of bovine visitors know that they can quench their thirst anytime. The vessel at the gate is replenished with care by the family.

Camera Critters

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Temples for the Four Brothers

In Kerala's Trissur District, you can visit the temples of Sri Rama and his brothers (Nalambalam Yatra) at Triprayar, Koodalmanikyam, Moozhikkulam and Payammel.
Whether you see it as a holy pilgrimage or an off-beat tour package, a visit to the temples with their (circular) sanctum sanctorums, temple tanks, architectural features and peaceful ambience will leave a lasting impression.
Another set of four temples for the brothers is located further south in the Kottayam district.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Jai Hind!

One of several sightings of proud and unusual displays of the tricolour this Independence day.
Angamaly, Kerala

Thursday, May 15, 2008