Wednesday, 30 December 2015

81. Noodles

That evening I went to the terrace of our building after a long time.
It was pleasant, cool and beautiful. I started walking.
When I approached the corner, I saw this.

Indian Noodles.
They are generally testy.

What about hygiene though? Is there not a better way to sun-dry those? 

Monday, 14 December 2015

80. Bhuleshwar

The Mumbai Bhuleshwar temple is famous.
But there is another Bhuleshwar temple. This is near Pune.
For years I have been planning to visit this temple, in October I had a chance to visit this temple.
As I was visiting with the Bird Watching Group, this visit was very brief, but long enough to impress me.

As the name suggests, it is a Shiva temple.

From a distance, the temple looks like this.

The left most shikhar is  renovated. You can compare the old with the new.

Nandi always accompanies Shiva. We find him here too.

Observe the fine artwork on the body of this auspicious bull.

And the destroyed sculptures tell us story, if we want to listen.

If you plan to visit this place, keep enough time to observe and listen and ponder over how times change.

As I said earlier, since the primary purpose of our visit to the area was bird watching, we spent more time in watching the spotted owlets on the tree outside the temple, than 'seeing' the temple.

However, there is always next time. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

79. Avocado

In the market, my colleague was purchasing some fruits.
"What is it?" I asked.
Because she recommended it, I too purchased it.
I was in the new land and needed as much exploration and experimentation.
The first impression was not very good, I must say.

Opened it, rather cut it.

Tested it. It was good. Liked it.

Avocado. I must look more for more of it here!

Friday, 14 November 2014

78. Mountain "C"

In the last week of October, I was traveling from Chimoio to Barue.
By the way, these cities are in Mozambique. 
On the way, to my left I could see an attractive mountain range.

As we moved on, we could have a better view.

My colleague, who is Mozambican,  asked couple of people name of this mountain.
They said, " Mount Chinhajange". However, I could not find any such name on internet.
The closest seems to be Chinanzembe. 
But as someone has said, what is he name?
I will call it Mountain "C".

Thursday, 2 October 2014

77. Black Drongo

Today I suddenly realized that I have not seen Black Drongo for a while.

So, visited this picture which was captured in Tripura.

May be, I need to be in a village to meet them again! 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

76. Bridge

To travel in Sikkim in the month of August is such a joy. But at the same time, the rivers frightened me. Especially to watch Teesta and Rangeet, was a mixed feeling.

It was two years ago that I visited Sikkim and have fond memories of the days that I spent there. Here is a view of river Rangeet, in Sikkip block in  South Sikkim district. 

It is not easy to cross this river. 
But here comes the bridge.

A closure look.

And meeting these two kids was a joyful experience. 

With th the same photographs, you can have more details about the experience here:

Sunday, 24 August 2014


In Rajsthan, I have seen some wonderful palace like  buildings. Even in rural areas, the doors will attract you. The housing and the variety in it is a matter of a deep knowledge base.

But sometimes, I do remember the moment when I entered a house in one of the villages in Barmer district.

There was hardly anything in the house. The wall had so many holes that winter would be very severe in this room.

Was it an "add on" room for a family - I wanted to know.
No, it was not.
This was the only room that the family had.
I wonder whether they have Rs. 26/- per person that out esteemed Planning Commission of India feels sufficient for a family.