Travel Theme : “Street Markets” – The face behind the cart

I live in a part of the world where street markets are a norm rather than the exception. Here, in India, we don’t necessarily look at them with wonder. To our accustomed eyes Street markets are not exotic, quaint, or “oh so lovely”!They are just there! We don’t give them any more thought than an…

Weekly photo challenge: “summer”

Here’s something that I had written earlier, but so apt for this week’s challenge – summer My friend, koel is back with her summer songs… Perched outside my window she urges me to sing along! She cocks her head and looks at me… As if, saying come on! Why won’t you sing with me? She…

weekly challenge : “hands”

As I place my hands in thine, Today, Tomorrow and forever in time  I promise to be yours, and wish you remain eternally mine This photograph was taken at our wedding 14 years back. It is easily my favorite picture from the entire collection!

My hands – Your Life

Your hands they summon me, rudely “clean up that mess” ” go fetch that bag” “tidy the room” “wash those clothes” ” sweep that floor” “scrub the sink “that plate’s dirty” “put your bed on the floor” always pointing, always showing, calling, sending, summoning, telling, ordering, dictating My hands always doing cleaning, scrubbing, mopping, washing,…

“Travel theme: Summer”

When I was a kid, studying in a   residential school for girls. For us the “boarders” summer meant getting away from the hostel, where we lived all year.  As the summer holidays came closer, we made the  annual visit to the dingy boxrooms in the basement to retrieve our trunks and  dusty holdalls . The…

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Blue”

Blue the most common color of all Blue the bottomless sea Blue the topless sky what are we but a speck in the horizons of its infinite hand Blue – maybe  the color of god his favorite color like a two year old he splurged it all over first dropping  an entire bottle to form…

Blog for change – “Satyamev Jayate” – Bane or Boon?

I am writing this post as a part of a new initiative started by one of my blogosphere friends , Arindam of “Being Arindam”. The blog for change , initiative  by Arindam , envisages that bloggers will write about social causes close to their heart. You can read more about this here. Though this is…

The butterfly tree

They hang by the dozens richly embellished vibrantly hued be- jeweled colorfully stroked by the creator each one a masterpiece floating on their stone studded wings gracefully they land onto their haven the peerless butterfly tree who knows why amidst all trees in my humble garden this one gets to be touched by divinity…..

Weekly photo challenge : “unfocused”

In the midst of a dream there you are just outside the haze peeping in there but not really there… a little of your laughter a strand of your smile the lilt of your voice Just outside the realm of my reality there but not really there… A drop of your tears the way you…

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Together”

Wise men say “Life is a Journey”. Isn’t that true? It’s a remarkable journey where we all know the final destination (Death!) but are clueless about the route.  It’s a journey that we as humans undertake with others. – Together. And it is this togetherness that makes life so exciting to live.. For this week’s…