You made my day!

Footsteps in sand

As I make my way to the main road outside our home, I take a quick look at my watch. Quarter to eight. Dang! No time to walk. It's a Saturday morning. I should be lazing under the fan, pressing snooze on my alarm for the fifteenth time. But no time for wishful thinking. There's… Continue reading You made my day!

The Tibet in Delhi


Earlier today, we visited Kashmere Gate. About a kilometer from the historical site is an old Tibetan refugee settlement. Within the settlement is a Tibetan monastery, and a thriving market, popularly known as the Monastery market. Our main agenda today was to visit this market. Despite the peak rush hour—Sunday afternoon—we managed to explore the… Continue reading The Tibet in Delhi

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror


When it rains, there is nothing better than sitting by the window, sipping tea in the company of a friend. These kettles seem to mirror that thought - as well as my hand! For other reflective imagery, bounce over to this week's photo challenge. Grainy phone image edited on the Befunky Android App

If winter is here…

bougainvillea

Delhi's winters used to be chilly*, with icy weather in the peak season of mid December to mid January. But over the past few years, the winter season has become shorter and shorter - no thanks to global warming. This year was a huge disappointment. The New Year was exceptionally warm with many people giving… Continue reading If winter is here…

Weight(less)


This week's weighty photo challenge had me jumping with delight. A perfect excuse to share this picture I took at Anandagram last month. Anandagram offers a beautiful and serene environment to visitors. It houses 3 private museums housing traditional Indian household objects, terracotta and textiles from across the country. The buildings, styled like traditional houses,… Continue reading Weight(less)

Incoherent poetry


No matter how late it might get No matter where I am, I've learnt the hard way; It's wise to take public transit And avoid the traffic jam. I knew the traffic was bad. But I never expected the roads of Delhi to be so bad. Today it took me two hours to travel a… Continue reading Incoherent poetry

The locked house


A Colonial building in a Mughal Garden Complex, living amid ruins of the Revolt of 1857, locked and forgotten, except by park officials and evening joggers. For whom was it built? Why is it locked away? What lies behind those red stone walls? This is post #3 in this year's NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls… Continue reading The locked house

WPC – From Every Angle: Spiral Staircase

Spiral Staircase Steps

A few months back, we paid a visit to an old bungalow in Old Delhi, and I couldn't take my camera off this beautiful spiral staircase! And here's yet another angle beneath my feet. Many thanks to the kind landlady for tolerating this shutter-bug 🙂 More angles of everything under the sun over at the… Continue reading WPC – From Every Angle: Spiral Staircase

The Earth Beneath

Spiral beneath my feet

Cracks on the skin Resisting a throat parched Dense eyelashes Streaming rivers of life The internal inferno And tremors of rage. Does such great power Lie beneath my feet? 'Tis such privilege Upon which I stand. 'Tis such divinity Due to which I live. This post was inspired by this week's photo challenge by the… Continue reading The Earth Beneath

Broken

Minaret at Qudsia Bagh

My grandmother often says that of the several artistic abilities our family possesses, the ability to throw, is the one that we need the most! At our home, when things break, our instinctive reaction is that of fixing them. So for this week's photo challenge, broken, I had quite a few options at home! Except,… Continue reading Broken