Tag Archives: India

Tales Of The Nau And The Future

This picture is of a tourist houseboat moored in the backwaters, at Kerala, India. The hindi word for ‘boat’ is ‘nau‘. This is the story of the nau. “This is my last sunset here at home, moored in safe surroundings… tomorrow … Continue reading

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The Immigrant

My flat is on the fourth floor of the apartment block. It has a small terrace that looks out over some guava trees. Sunrise and sunsets are periods of hectic bird activity here. On weekends and holidays i am usually … Continue reading

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Raavan

Today is the hindu festival Dussehra, also called Vijayadashami. Dussehra literally means the defeat (hara) of the ten (Dus)- headed king Raavan by Rama. This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It is at the culmination of the … Continue reading

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A Tangled Web

This is a picture of the Giant Golden Orb Spiders (Nephila sps) taken in my garden at Bareilly, India. The Nephila sps makes giant vertical webs and the female is much larger than the male. In one large web it … Continue reading

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The Web Of Memories

A spider web between two small bushes in my garden. I think it may be from the golden-orb class of spiders, since the web glowed a beautiful golden -yellow in sunlight. This picture was taken at sunset.  “This is my … Continue reading

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Soledad

(Back to blogging after almost 2 years.  I am starting a series of random photo-stories, hopefully once a week. This is the first on the series.) This picture is of the leather slippers and sandals (jootis) displayed outside a small shop … Continue reading

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Sugar and Spice?

This has been a dark and chilly December for India. The shadows have been creeping in since a long long time but this month has been particularly bad. The brutal rape of a girl in the country’s capital has shaken everybody and … Continue reading

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