Saturday, December 20, 2008

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Moon- Close up-who needs a telescope?

An up close photo of the moon
Clicked above photo of moon recently at Binsar. [Binsar trip details]

Camera: Sony DSC H50: 15x optical zoom + 81x digital zoom was used to get this close. Used Prashant's tripod for steadiness.

(12th October 2008) It was 2 days to full moon day, so it is just short of a full circle...

A higher altitude (2400 meters) and a clear sky free from pollution, clouds or rain made this easy.

The only disadvantage is that this is an extremely low resolution image shot in VGA mode...

Monday, September 29, 2008

When Doctors fall sick-where do they go?

Two photos by Jayasimha, who had joined us for the Wayanad trip. We found two odd names for hospitals, in Sulthan Bather, Wayanad District, kerala.

When doctors fall sick where are they supposed to go?
Here's a hospital exclusively for doctors... :)

Another name: Assumption hospital...
Get admitted with an assumption that you'll come out alive...

Both photos taken by Jayasimha U

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Handicapped Monkey

One forearm of this monkey was cut- I don't have a clue how. Felt bad for it. Found near Pookut lake, Wayanad.


An old lady walking while balancing 3 tender coconuts on her head...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Black and white cat

Photo by my sister.

Kerala West Coast photos

Few photos of Kerala coast-Taken from a moving train..

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lone bird on top of Coconut tree

Lone bird on top of Coconut tree

Roadside Red Flower

Roadside Red Flower

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Unknown white fruit

Spoted these white fruit during the TADA trekk. From my childhood memories recalled that this is a consumable fruit. Don't know more details...Anyone has more info on these?

TADA Mokeys' day out- Photo essay

We spotted lots of Monkeys on top of Tada hills (100 kms off Chennai, in AP) during our Trekk to this place on 30th August. (more about trekk and other photos later). Thogh they made an attempt to snatch our food, these monkeys weren't offensive and didn't attack unlike the monkeys in some other places. Publishing some photos of them, with a caption...
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
We two, Ours two
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
No-no-no- Don't stare at my son- Nazar lag jayega...
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Shhh! I am putting him to sleep. Silence
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Nilgiris Curd is yummy...last time we taste Nestle...bring Amul next time pls...

Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Hello! You there! know what? I call the shots here-You think you can scare us with that superzoom camera of yours? We've seen so many people like you...
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
No brother-its just an empty cup one of those stupid humans threw at me...
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Wow! What a beautiful lady (monkey)...
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Look- Papa is coming home...

Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Oops! Something fell down...
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Glucon-D: We need some real energy to strike at lightening speed and snatch some items from these tourists-An extra packet when they are from CTC.

Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
2 baby comkeys in a playful mood-3rd one looks on

Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Err...Its itching here..
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Its war time...
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Don't behave like humans-back off

Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
This is what is called a mouth full of meal...
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Mind if I take a handful to my sister?
Monkeys on top of TADA Hill!
Grab as much as you can... These humans-we never know when they will come to beat us...

If you liked these, you might also like: Cute Squirrels of Agra * impalas * our pet cat's photo session * pigeon, Myna and other birds

Friday, August 22, 2008

Coconut Slice-Presentation Matters

 Coconut Slice-Presentation Matters
Sliced coconut- 3 pieces for Rs 5...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gas Stove technician

Gas Stove technician
A gas stove technician uses a simple idea to advertise his services by fixing few burners to his two wheeler..

Dr Stephen Crocker in Chennai

Dr Stephen Crocker, who heads ICANN's security and stability committee, was in Chennai and gave a talk on evolution of internet. The talk was organized by Internet Society, Chennai Chapter and venue was Satyam Computer's CMS office.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

AmoghaVarsha and his superzoom camera...

Professional photographer Amogha Varsha setting his superzoom camera, near Bhagamandala, Coorg...

The lenses alone are believed to be valued at around Rs 1 lakh-gives rest of the cameras a complex...

Few school kids, fascinated by the length of the tool, enquired the price of the same- 300 Rupees-Said Amogha... 300 Rupees aaa? too much... came the reply!...

Update: Camera he uses is Nikon D80. More about Amogha Varsha and his photos in his website:

Related: Club Mahindra's Coorg trip for travel bloggers

The powerful TVS

Spotted inside the spiritual township of Auroville, off Pondichery. A TVS moped with a triangular shaped carrier...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Zara Zara kiss me kiss me kiss me...

Two new Toyota innovas parked so close, facing each other, with a gap not more than 2 inch...

As if they are getting ready to kiss each other...

Clicked at Mall Road, Mussoorie...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pigeon, Myna and other birds

2 Yellow birds...I don't know their names... Parrots? Any idea? View distorted by strings of the nest.


Mouth wide open...The pigeon 

The good old crow...carrying a leaf-to build a nest?

Friday, August 8, 2008

Moti-A well trained monkey

Moti the Monkey
We find few people trying to make money through their monkies on the Delhi-Agra route-particularly near toll gates and other places where vehicles are likely to stop/slow down.

These monkeys are well trained, quite clean and friendly to spend a few moments with. Kids would enjoy it. Their owners of course ask for money and may demand even a hundred or two but would settle for much lower amounts like Rs 10 or 20.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


A google image search for chameleons returns dozens of colourful photos of the chameleons, which are known to change their body colour depending on the surrounding.

Unfortunately so far I have not been able to spot any Chameleon in any attractive colour other than the default one you see below. (May be I failed to notice when they were in some other colour?) However in real life I’ve seen many people who change their colours…



Sunday, August 3, 2008

MatriMandir Auroville-pondicherry

matrimandir Auroville pondy
Matrimandir is a spiritual township some 10 kms off Pondicherry. The sprirical dome you see in the picture is the central attraction here which is basically a meditation centre. Entry is free but open during specific timings only.

We didn't find anything so great about the place as a tourist centre, but worth a quick visit if you're visiting Pondy and have an hour or so to spare.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Master-keys for any vehicle...

Found a person walking with a bunch of keys on Mall Road, Mussoorie. He seemed to have a key for every vehicle-any kind of vehicle. With the confidence he was walking, looked like he is a parking attendant or something like that. But we never know…