Friday, 27 April 2012


summer burns out
its butt-end, 
out it goes 
in an ember glow,
grey blankets 
gift wrap the skies, 
the tree flaunts
 its new clothes...  

(The photograph showcases the same tree
in the month of April and May 2011 respectively.) 

Thursday, 26 April 2012


always, there was
this elder-brotherly
hand, light,
on the back of the
seat, assuring me 
that gravity
get me yet
 That phantom
 still assures me 
on subsequent
that there is no reason
to be afraid of 
 new things, 
each experience,
another, first,
bicycle ride...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

At Bhimashankar (undated)

After a false alarm, that one of our friends could see a leopard's spotted skin through his binoculars, that turned out to be a languor on much closer inspection, standing on all fours over a cliff, probably doing a leopard imitation for its chums, we made steady progress through the morning.

Overcast, without the prospect of rain, Wander was the most nimble of the four, making it steadily through this breathtaking route.Below, to the right, a whole forest teemed with jungle sounds, its limited blessed radius not yet intruded by humans...

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Friday, 13 April 2012

A Random March

Cooking, Early Days: A roasted papad meets a gory end

A historic moment: The third whistle of  the pressure cooker signalling cooked rice

The first meal prepared ever by the very hands that type these words down

On the day of Holi, the festival of colours, a tree joins in