Saturday, July 30, 2011

Green Asphalt

The Protective wall of Urakam Temple is BIG and two months of non-stop rains have turned the wall to a moss covered green turf. I had to take a picture of it. There was no escaping the pull. The result u can see above.

Monday, July 25, 2011



We were on our way to Pathirippala (Near Ottappalam, Kerala) from Ernakulam. 45 minutes into the journey we stopped near a hotel for breakfast. Since it was the National Highways, a lot of trucks pass by. The day had not dawned for some that were parked in the truck bay.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Solitary Companion


The night was upon me when I reached Indianoor, a little village near Kottakkal, Kerala. I got down in front of the Indianoor temple and decided to walk to Chitta's home. There was a dampness in the air and frogs were croaking. Monsoon Music!! Rain had stopped, for now. But the sky was overcast, I could tell from the absence of stars. My only light source, the solitary moon, shone feebly among the clouds making difficult to walk in that darkness and potholes in the road, now filled with muddy water, added to my woes.

But i enjoyed that little walk. Refreshing and peaceful it was, at the end of another hectic day.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Broken Light

Broken Light

Sunday. I was walking from the temple nearby. There is big stone lamp in front of the temple. Recently one section of the lamp gave in to the forces of nature and broke down. So the temple authorities had it replaced with a shiny new piece. Abandoned broken pieces now lie near the old banyan tree. Once beholder of divine light, now merely broken stone.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Red Sun

Red SUn

The sun was shining red.

The Ocean was growing big,

ready to swallow the setting sun

Red, Blue and all the hues in between..


Another Artrage experiment.

The Great Nila


I was again travelling by Train. This time from Calicut to Thrissur by the Jansatabdi. I had  kept a book in my backpack to read during the 2 hour trip and was doing exactly that till the train reached Shoranur. I was reading a description of Nila of older times and was thinking how crazy that can seem for someone who has been to the riverside recently. I didn't know that the train was crossing the river. Anyways i had an urge to look out of the window and there it was: Nila. It has changed, i thought. Monsoons had its effect. Now it almost looks like a river; water flowing effortlessly. Sand dunes which cover the riverbed during the rest of the year had all disappeared under water. At least for 2-3 months Nila gets its dignity back. Thank you Monsoons for looking after the great Nila.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

T3 in 3


Lucknow was over in a day as expected and I had enough time left to reach the Lucknow Airport to catch the evening flight to Delhi. This time I decided to take some pictures of T3. There are some interesting sculptures in the new terminal. So here are 3 pics from the airport terminal. Click on individual pic for a bigger version.