Scale


During our day trip to Mahabalipuram last winter, we reached 'Krishna's butter ball' around that magical time when everything touched by sunlight gets a shower of gold dust—including these huge boulders that stood silently admiring the profile of the more popular attractions nearby. To get an idea of it's scale, there's a little child who … Continue reading Scale

Pedestrian


I love walking. In fact, just yesterday we joined a group of walkers to explore Old Delhi (more on that in a separate post). But walking in Delhi NCR can be quite difficult - especially during rush hour. There are many places where there are no footpaths. And even where there are, bikers get on … Continue reading Pedestrian

To reveal, or not to reveal?


A prominent feature of Rajasthani architecture are the windows with their characteristic floral silhouette. When visiting monuments in the region, it is hard to resist the temptation of framing the magnificent views with the window. Ah, what a feeling it must have been, living in those palaces! Alas, for women, not a very good one. … Continue reading To reveal, or not to reveal?

Waiting


Hindu monks waiting for alms outside a small, dilapidated temple. Photo taken with Motorola Moto G3. Click / tap on the image to enter my Flickr photostream.

Keeping level


Of Udaipur's many lakes, the Fateh Sagar takes pride of place. While lake Picchola has the exotic lake palaces, Fateh Sagar retains the beautiful backdrop of the Aravalli hills. "Well, you're on vacation, but if you are early risers, I recommend taking a walk along Fateh Sagar. The roads are closed for vehicles till 8 … Continue reading Keeping level

Shine


This weekend India will celebrate Diwali. And preparations for the festival are in full swing. Homes are being scrubbed squeaky clean. Renovated houses are getting last minute paint jobs. Traders - both online and offline - are running promotional offers. And all of us are busy shopping for clothes and gifts! The most important aspect … Continue reading Shine

The food channel comes home!


Having spent two nights in a hospital room with a poor WiFi signal, needles piercing my arms and eating some rather bland food, coming home was a heavenly feeling. The hospital wasn't all that bad. For starters, atleast we didn't have to cook, or worry about household chores. Then there was a large TV - … Continue reading The food channel comes home!

H2O


View of the snow-capped mountains surrounding the holy glacier at Tsomgo (also called Tsangu or Changu) Lake beneath cloudy skies. In response to the photo challenge on the Daily Post by Lignum Draco

Hanging on the edge


Mountaineering on Tenzing Rock, Darjeeling

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