One fine morning in June 🌇

6:00 am, there is light outside; a quiet start to a cloudy morning in June, looks like it may rain but it often does not, the clouds disperse after the morning assembly. You can wake up to bird songs in Bangalore, but I never imagined I would see the avian beings responsible for the chripings,…

Rainy day at the Kasavanahalli lake ☔️☘️

While the season remains the same, the rotation of months has seen a drastic change in the weather. Beginning from the last day of April and progressing into May, the evenings are marked by strong winds followed by lightning, thunder and heavy rain in Bangalore. The wind is so overbearing that the rain is forced…

Tree tales: Drops of Gold 💛🌳 (April series Part 𝟝 of 𝟠)

The Indian laburnum also called Amaltas (Cassia fistula) is a quintessential symbol of the Indian summer. Known as the Vishu Konna poov in Kerala; beginning from the month of March, when you land at the Kochi airport, you are greeted by hanging clusters these beautiful yellow flowers. And thereafter as you drive along, on the…

Tree tales: The sacred peepal tree (April series Part 𝟜 of 𝟠)

It’s difficult to miss the Peepal tree in the greenscape👇 around the Kasavanahalli lake, Bangalore. Watch out for the solitary red crown in the row of green !! The tender and colourful peepal leaves have profused quickly covering the once bare branches. They are almost on the verge of turning fully green. The full red…