A dog, cigar dangling from lips and teeth slightly bared, seems about to spew “What is the interest for my family?” (‘Godfather’) or some such dialogue from a mafia based movie. His neighbor, a cow in a tie, stares at me with tiny, gleaming eyes. This… Read More
My husband, Ravi, and I see three kids getting set up for a game of cricket in front of the City Palace in Alwar, Rajasthan. Tempted as we are to watch the game, we hurry past mindful of a half hour deadline to return to… Read More
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
There I was – hiking up Stok Kangri in Ladakh, thrilled about my first ever solo trip and worried about frostbite at the same time. It might have been different. I had been preparing for EBC (Everest base camp) and Island Peak (Imja Tse) in… Read More
It must be the shortest river crossing – from Hampi to Anegundi across the Tungabhadra river. The two minute journey at the Talwarkatta crossing might lead you to think you could just swim across. Make no mistake though. The water is quite deep – deep… Read More
This post is in response to the photo challenge – layers (linked here).
I loved the theme Michelle from WordPress came up with for this week’s photo challenge – Saturated. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/photo-challenge-saturated/ Here are a few pics with my first take on the theme – And, here are a few more with my second take on it. You can… Read More
It represents all that Mumbai is – order amid the perceived chaos, a mish-mash of the old and new, the meeting ground of the poor and rich, the hub of never-ending activity and a place that all kinds of people call home. This is… Read More
I thought I would do something different today. Featured above is a little boy lost in thought – daydreaming perhaps? I am sure all of us do that – you might dream of having your own business one day, of taking that round-the-world (ROW) trip,… Read More
I was on my way to Kanpur from Lucknow and we stopped to buy watermelon. Featured here is a muskmelon vendor selling his wares on a bridge over the Ganges. The background with hutments lining the banks and buffaloes grazing on the nearly dry river… Read More
The Ganges, revered by Hindus as the holiest river, is in a constant state of abuse with industrial pollutants, carcasses, mortal remains, plastic and other garbage causing its condition to deteriorate eachday. The government and the World Bank”s efforts at cleaning it have yielded… Read More