Lady at the dock

Zaver Shroff lying at the dock

Zaver Shroff lying at the dock

Sometimes the unplanned photographs are the ones that are captured the best.

Most of the snaps I click are experimental trial and error shots, decided on the spot.

On this occasion, we were at a dock without any plans to click snaps. Luckily I had my camera with Read More

Divar Island during rains

Divar Island during rains

Divar Island during rains

Divar Island has always been magical, but in the rains it brings out its best. The greenery is stunning, the fields have that hue of green never seen before, and the sky in “fifty shades of grey” ;)

The Drive during monsoon is pleasant, cool winds, rain, and swaying palm trees on both sides. A must visit during the rainy season.

The rebel

Persy with his rebellious pose

Persy with his rebellious pose

Quite some time back my friend Jonny made me listen to a preamble to “The river” by Bruce Springsteen, I loved it so much that I had been hunting for a snap to go with it. This snap of my friend Persy goes well with it (Thanks Persy for the pose). Below is the preamble, but before that, this Read More

The magic of Goa

Twilight Colomb beach boat and palm trees

Twilight Colomb beach boat and palm trees

I may not believe in God, but I do believe a higher power paints these landscapes, for it is foolish to think chaos can be so beautiful.

I stare in silence, as the magic unfolds in front of me. I don’t want to miss a moment of this. I know there will be people in this world who are oblivious of this, who will never see this. It’s a thought still stuck in my Read More

The little girl from Khajjiar

The little girl from Khajjiar

The little girl from Khajjiar

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else.

 

The horse ride at Khajjiar took us to a small farm high up in the mountains. Piles of haystack at one end and garlic fields at the other with small house in the corner. The view spectacular, and amidst all this a small girl appears and stood with a shy smile.

 

I wondered what life must be for her, isolated, away from the crowd, hidden away at the top of the mountain, no TV, radio. With the view of the valley far below and the tall mountains as backdrop.

 

Perhaps I should pity… perhaps I should be jealous.

Twilight at Agonda beach – Chattai

Agonda beach Twilight

Agonda beach Twilight

Chattai Restaurant Agonda Beach

Chattai Restaurant Agonda Beach

Lamp at Chattai Agonda Beach

Lamp at Chattai Agonda Beach

It’s funny how modernization evolution and lifestyle adaptations take away something we crave the most… calmness.

 

My first visit to Agonda was a bit disappointing, it did not feel as exciting as Colomb beach, or Palolem. However a few days later I landed up on this beach to spend a weekend.

 

If isolation is what you seek, this is exactly where Read More

Kerala backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

Palm tree silhouette at Kerala backwaters

Palm tree silhouette at Kerala backwaters

Inside the boat-house

Inside the boat-house

 

Bird at Kerala backwater

Bird at Kerala backwater

Palm tree reflection at Kerala backwaters

Palm tree reflection at Kerala backwaters

Boat house silhouette at Vembanad lake

Boat house silhouette at Vembanad lake

I was prepared for the worst when we decided to spend some time on a house boat (6 hours) in the backwaters of Kerala. People gave mixed opinion about it and in the end I was totally confused if its good or not but decided to go ahead anyways.

 

My friend’s father took the trouble of finding a decent contact and booked the trip for us when we were in Chengannur. We landed up at the house boat at Alleppey, and saw nice seating arrangements at the Read More

Beer

Kingfisher premium beer

Kingfisher premium beer

This page is dedicated to beer. Below are some of the things famous people have said about it.

 

About the presence of God: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin

 

About National identity: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa

 

About Wisdom: “He was a wise man who invented Read More

Flowers – A macro look

Flowers

Flowers

Patch of flowery wonder

Patch of flowery wonder


“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Note: Click on the thumbnail of each of the 8 snaps on the left to see the proper effect of macro shot.

 

Although I had the 100mm macro lens from Canon for some time, I finally got a chance to use its macro capabilities when I was holidaying at Munnar.

 

Outside my cottage was a lovely patch of flowers, as Read More