Oct 26, 2014

(Not so) Far from the madding crowd... Pictures from my cell phone and some ramblings to explain the shots.

As a kid, every summer meant going to my nani's house. It was the most happy time of the year. The fresh air of the hills, the leaves flowing with the wind, the sunshine... abundance of love showered on us by my naani, maamis, maamas, cousins... long evening walks exploring new hideouts and paths in the hills... we had it all. :-)

And then as time passed, my naani, chintu, one of my maama maami left for a better place. A part of the house froze and we stopped going as often. 

This year, I decided to take a week off and go to my naanis house to just be. I did not even carry my camera. Here are a few shots from my cell phone and ramblings to explain them.

A view from my naani's house:

White roses at kairighat:

Kaancha at kairighat:

Dahlias at Pinewood, Barog:

Salogra Station:

Mom and dad on a morning walk:

Dolanji Bon Monastery: Images of the guardians

Dolanji Bon Monastery: Buddha (The enlightened one) 
Learn more about Bon Buddhism here.

Children from Central School for Tibetans, Dolanji

G holding a CocaCola:

A very sweet nun from the monastery:

Children at the Jatoli templeon asthmi :

Dusshera in Solan:

Roses at the viceregal Lodge, Shimla:

Kunki, a wild shrub:

G and mum in Lakkar Bazaar, relishing momos:

Oct 24, 2010

Oooh! I am a wildflower!

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

And eternity in an hour.

William Blake - Auguries of Innocence

May 21, 2010


Location: Mattanchary Palace, Kochi

Apr 7, 2010

Nobody knows this little Rose

Nobody knows this little Rose
It might a pilgrim be
Did I not take it from the ways
And lift it up to thee.
Only a Bee will miss it
Only a Butterfly,
Hastening from far journey
On its breast to lie
Only a Bird will wonder
Only a Breeze will sigh
Ah Little Rose -- how easy
For such as thee to die!

--- Emily Dickinson

Pic location: Garden of Five Senses, Delhi

Feb 26, 2010

Really, Who am I?

'I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man,'


Location: Garden of Five senses, Delhi

Feb 9, 2010

A view of the courtyard!

How much I love,
looking through
these intricately carved meshes
in the balconies
of such old majestic forts.

The black-woven veil
setting me adrift
to the sati queens
and the psychedelic kings
of such old majestic forts.

Picture location: Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Jan 29, 2010

The Thar Experience - Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort stands a hundred feet in splendour on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the sky line of Jodhpur. Burnished red sand stone, imposing, invincible and yet with a strange haunting beauty that beckons . Much has been written about the Citadel of the Sun, for truly, it is one of the most impressive in all Rajasthan.

Text Source: www.mehrangarh.org/
Pics: Shelly Jain