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.
Agonda beach Twilight
Chattai Restaurant 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
Palm tree silhouette at Kerala backwaters
Inside the boat-house
Bird at Kerala backwater
Palm tree reflection at Kerala backwaters
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
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
Birds on wire
Birds on wire
“Why do we sit on the wire? Just to feel the power” said the little bird to the wide-eyed boy, “Its insane, you should try it sometimes”.
As we drifted across the backwaters on the house Read More
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
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Munnar tea plantation landscape
Munnar tea plantation panorama