Lillies of the (football) field ❀

Look what the rains have brought ✨✨ White rain lilies are what they are called I think. They are so pretty 😘. The white is glowing and in the background of the green, growing in bunches they are a spectacular sight !! It’s not just a pretty flower, it is a happy flower, welcoming the…

POTD: Summer sky ☁️☁️

Blue skies framed by Gulmohar A glimpse of the creator I thank him for opening my eyes ! 💮💮💮 Till next post, take care !!

POTD: River and rain in Kerala 🌧🌧

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 🚩

“The Buddhists….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.” – 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 🌝

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)😊. “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 👉Singapore Day #2: ArtScience Museum, Gardens by the Bay & Marina Bay Sands I don’t remember seeing any…

POTD: Champa ❀❀

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 👉A charming slice of life 🍰📖 I…

POTD: Jacaranda 💜

If there is one common theme that threads the nostalgic memoirs of Bangaloreans, it has to be the flowering trees of the Garden City 🌳. 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 🍇

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. 😎 To know which fruit is in season, you just have to look at the push…

Another August Monsoon in Kerala 🌴

Sitting in Bangalore, I can romanticise the monsoons in Kerala. But the people in Kerala esp. in this month of August will fail to see my excitement. It’s a hat trick for the state in terms of the floods in August; this year is third time in the running🌧. From the past two years’ experience,…

Craving continental (Photoblog)

….in Kochi ? Head to the Cocoa Tree restaurant in Panampilly Nagar. Great ambience, delicious food. The dishes are well known; enjoy the pictures !! Till next post, take care !!

Bula Fiji : The Nadi tour

It is very tempting to arrive in Fiji and make a dash for the blue waters. Once in, it is very difficult to come out. It would be a shame to spent the next three precious days just frolicking in water. So I decide to avoid the temptation by opting to travel and see a…