"Naam-karan" (Hindu version of christening!)
The world over babies are named to the accompaniment of ritual prayers. Here's our version.
posted on Dec. 26, 2009
Silent Night, Holy Night
The Town Hall at midnight.
posted on Dec. 24, 2009
Egg-Seller of Ellerslie.
He goes to school during the day and mans this spot in the evenings, selling hot boiled eggs to passers-by. Yesterday, he was alone and obviously feeling quite…
posted on Dec. 23, 2009
The layered reality that is Shimla
Any city is a mish-mash of history, geography and religion. Shimla is no exception. Howwever, what does set it apart is the fact that, by visrtue of its…
posted on Dec. 22, 2009
Not all those who are wandering are lost...
I didn't have the heart to tell these poor blokes that the map is absolutely the worst ever made by the hand of man: it's got the scale wrong, the directions…
posted on Dec. 21, 2009
Voyeurism comes easy when you're bored, tired and have lots of time on your hands!
posted on Dec. 20, 2009
I would only believe in a god who knew how to dance.
This is my friend GM, performing the bharat natyam, one of India's oldest classical dance forms. It originated over 2000 years ago mainly as a temple dance…
posted on Dec. 19, 2009
The national religion... err... I mean... sport.
Cricket goes beyond being a sport for us. Passions will run high, whether it's a match between India and Pakistan (or equally, Australia), or an inter-office…
posted on Dec. 16, 2009
Portrait of a shoe-maker at work.
Tip-tap, rip-rap, Tick-a-tack-too! Scarlet leather, sewn together, This will make a shoe.
posted on Dec. 15, 2009
Heaven is the place where the donkey at last catches up with the carrot.
posted on Dec. 13, 2009
Still life with glass bowl and slices of tangerine.
posted on Dec. 12, 2009
Forgive the song that falls so low, beneath the gratitude I owe.
To Oweena & Tulip: I thank thee, friend, for the beautiful thought That in words well chosen thou gavest to me, Deep in the life of my soul it has wrought With…
posted on Dec. 11, 2009
I'm such a girl sometimes!
Love buying vegetables. Love the idea of going into “Ganj” (short for Edwardsganj), our local vegetable market, picking up vegetables, testing them for colour…
posted on Dec. 10, 2009
Stumped for a title...
But you know how it is sometimes. Some colour-combinations, a certain posture, some lights, some shadows…. They just speak to you.
posted on Dec. 08, 2009