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)