POTD: River and rain in Kerala ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒง

My folks at home in Kerala reported incessant rains from yesterday morning, 14 May Friday and it’s still raining there today also. The reason is a depression and low pressure over the Arabian sea that could potentially be a cyclone (named Tauktae) in the making. The rains though are providing a welcome relief from the…

POTD: Prayer flags ๐Ÿšฉ

โ€œThe Buddhistsโ€ฆ.put their prayer flags where the wind will blow them and their prayer wheels in the streams where the water will turn them and get on with their work while the prayers are said. I think that is wisdom.โ€ – Rumer Godden, British author  The photo is a view from the Buddhist temple at the…

POTD: Summer rain & reflections

It’s pseudo-lockdown in Bangalore due to the severity of the 2nd wave of Covid 19. All shops are closed but home deliveries are happening. With nowhere to go, the roads are empty. At the main roads there are cops asking why you are venturing out. And yes, there is vaccine shortage or maybe it’s just…

POTD: White Moon ๐ŸŒ

Irrespective of how old you are and how often you have seen the moon during the day, you still can’t help exclaiming “The moon is out early !” How come ? You wonder silently. And if you are with company, you point the moon out to the other(s)๐Ÿ˜Š. “Look !” And that was it. Can…

POTD: A moment in memory

This would be a familiar picture for many. Any guesses !? I do not know if it is still there; this was an exhibit at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. We were there in 2017 ๐Ÿ‘‰Singapore Day #2: ArtScience Museum, Gardens by the Bay & Marina Bay Sands I don’t remember seeing any…

POTD: Champa โ€โ€

A reference to the Champa is found in almost all books Indian. It’s sweet scent is what attracts the pen “From across the road, the dense heavy scent of the champak wafts in.” writes Anita Nair about her home in Bangalore in the book Goodnight and God Bless ๐Ÿ‘‰A charming slice of life ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ“– I…

POTD: Jacaranda ๐Ÿ’œ

If there is one common theme that threads the nostalgic memoirs of Bangaloreans, it has to be the flowering trees of the Garden City ๐ŸŒณ. Among the plethora of trees in Bangalore, two are always fondly recalled – the Jacaranda and the Champa. I had no clue what the Jacaranda looked like….until now. It’s flowers…

POTD: Sweet and in season ๐Ÿ‡

Sunday mornings we have a local vegetable seller set up shop at the apartment complex. And today he had grapes, the slender, seedless green variety. Sweet !! As Ruskin Bond reminded fruits are a compensation for the summer heat. ๐Ÿ˜Ž To know which fruit is in season, you just have to look at the push…

POTD: A quirky bunch

A vase from Ikea, a wine bottle, a tea pot and a sugar bowl. A quirky bunch, but they sit in perfect harmony on the kitchen counter housing the money plants๐ŸŒฟ. I like them.

POTD: Delirious in the desert ๐Ÿœ

A smile from yesteryear can being a smile today too ! A memory from the desert safari in Dubai in March 2018. ๐Ÿ‘‰Marhaba Dubai: The Desert Safari. It was a holiday with my college friends. The lady putting the henna designs was charging Dhs. 30 per hand. Immediately, my friend and I worked out the…

POTD: Farm to home ๐Ÿ

Pineapples from Kerala๐Ÿ; grown in our relative’s land and hence has the premium tag of being 100% organic. And they are enormous too; speaks about the fertility of the land and the well tending hands !! Living in Bangalore, it’s food items that we prize during our visits home in Kerala. Though we can get…

POTD: New Year, new light ๐Ÿ•ฏ

โ€œTo shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.โ€ –  Roy T. Bennett, author of The Light in the Heart.  Happy New Year 2021 ๐Ÿฅณ

POTD: Christmas Lights ๐ŸŒŸ

Our apartment complex is lit up with stars and fairy lights. The scene is lovely; cold weather and bright lights !! Christmas is just 4 days away๐ŸŽ„ !! Till next post, take care !!

POTD: Roses ๐Ÿ’ฎ

A bouquet of flowers can be a lovely treat. I got these from one of the hawkers at a traffic junction in Bangalore. It’s a way for them to make ends meet. I don’t normally buy flowers, but these looked very pretty; the buds look the prettiest !! There were bouquets of red roses๐ŸŒน and…

POTD: Lights outโ—๏ธ

“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (famous for the theory of the five stages of grief) A photo a day keeps my blues away…

POTD: I like what I see ๐Ÿ•ฏ

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucious It was a full day of rain in Bangalore, most likely the effect of the cyclone Nivar along the coast of the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Colder the night, brighter the flame !! Till next post, take care !!