The Hauz Khas I was told to visit was all shops, designer outlets and eclectic array of restaurants, cafes and bars. That’s why I went there, for tea and then to meet a friend for dinner. The sheer density of shops startled me – neither did it have the cramped quirkiness of an actual bazaar, nor did it have the feel of a nice up-market mall. … Continue reading hauz khas – heritage for you and me
the joy in colour can never take away from the romance in black & white. presenting shimla coloured with shades of black and white with a lot of greys. Continue reading shimla: it’s all grey there!
joy is… … seeing the taj mahal for the first time … that smile which took many jokes to make its shy appearance joy is… being told you are looking directly at mt. everest joy is… wild mushrooms after the first rains and the smell of green! joy is… that blog post that breaks all your previous records joy is… the innocence in a child joy is… a new … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: joy is…
a photo post in response to the weekly photo challenge: let there be light! light comes in many forms… from the glimmering brass valakku my grandma lights everyday to the black stone diyas outside temples. from modern streetlights to those that exude old-world charm. from cities dressed up in light to tunnels that aren’t all dark! light. creates. light. dailypost: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/photo-challenge-lights/ Continue reading let there be light!
i love faces. i love the stories in them. the startled ones. the nervous twitches. the open faces. the stoic faces. some faces draw you in, some make you work and with some you are always the distant outsider. her life lives on her face. the past leads to the present, intertwined on one face. it emerges at every corner and shows you her life. that … Continue reading inside faces – what are the stories they tell?
100 posts done… that is a huge milestone for me, one i didn’t see at the starting line of this long marathon i am choosing to run. i started this blog more than 2 years ago. by started, i mean i got an account on wordpress, decided i would call it sodaglass and then never wrote… after a year i figured what i wanted to … Continue reading it’s my 100th post!
there has been a lot going on and in a good way…actually great way! lots of writing, lots of traveling and lots of writing again. sadly, my blog seems very ignored! but this challenge by dailypost seems like a good way to get started on the writing again… focus is something i have struggled with all my life. what i want to do. what i want … Continue reading the weekly photo challenge: fiddling with the focus
as bombay begins to get warm again, i dream about the himalayas, which means the abode of snow (from hima “snow”, and ālaya “abode”)… when i was there december, i woke up early morning, shivered my way out of the room hoping to catch the first rays of the sun light up the snow-capped range in front of me… there was little sun but more clouds. so i shifted … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: golden hour
the indian railways has been a recurring theme of my life. i grew up in mumbai & then pune, both of which are around 1300 kms away from my parents’ native city of chennai. when summer creeped up on us we would all head down to chennai, then madras. 20 years ago, this was a long, exhausting 24 – 30 hour train journey and my … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: nostalgic
i thought a simple charger wouldn’t affect my life as much as it has… this isn’t about my mobile’s charger or my laptop’s charger, those are two chargers ppl are normally dependent on (yes, i hear some of you say ‘you are too’!), i’d like to believe i am not that mobile / computer dependent today as i was say a couple of years ago… i am … Continue reading the little letters dictating my life