Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Life is sometimes a light in the darkness

Life is sometimes a light in the darkness.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tamil Religious Procession

Tamilnadu is a state which revels in Worshipping God. Religion was invented by wise men of the past who knew that human beings needed some direction and a common force that will bind them to discipline and keep society intact. So they invented religion. But of course the trouble started in another way.. we discovered too many religions.. and so we now fight each other on basis of religion too.

Anyway, coming back to my point. Tamilnadu is one state in India which has the maximum number of temples and people here are mostly God fearing and always going to temples. Much more that is...

Here is a Procession... and as expected of Tamilnadu.. it is abundant in colours... and flowers! A good photography subject. I saw this on my way back from Bangalore.. and stopped my car to shoot from the car itself..

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Annular Solar Eclipse

I had gone to Point Calimere Wild life and Bird Sanctuary to see Birds & wild animals. But was lucky to have gone on 15th Jan 2010. This was the day of Annular Solar Eclipse- the first one in 45 yrs. The last one was on 23 Nov 1965 and the next will be on 26th Dec 2019. I met two gentlemen from Mumbai here. They were experts and had come with a welding glass. That is why I could take the photos. But the glass distorted the sun's image.. the dark centre became smaller than actual and the annular ring became thicker than it actually was. And I used the goggles issued by the Science Deptt.

Point Calimere (Kodikkarai): Sunset Birds

The place can be reached from Nagapattinam. It is South of Nagapattinam (66 kms) via Velankani (here is a Christian Basilica) and 390 kms from Chennai. Road from Chennai is through Pondycherry- Cuddalore- Chidambaram- Karaikkal- Nagore- Nagapattinam. Easy to go.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Point Calimere- Turtle

We saw a sea Turtle during our boat ride on the Palk Strait- the strip of Bay of Bengal between Sri Lanka (Jaffna) and India (Tamilnadu) caught in a fishing net! Just THINK!! How we are killing these poor guys!! Poor Chaps!! See its face! How cute and how helpless!! Lucky for him that we were there... Otherwise the locals would have eaten it!! The boatman wanted to take it.. but we said NOOOOOOOOOOO  and he took our boat around to the point and cut the nets to release the guy! Hope he never gets caught again!! Cheers!! We are actually killing our planet!!

For Now the Name I got for this one is
Green turtle -- scientific name Chelonia mydas
Once the guy is checked from close up I will correct this name if required.

Here are my other photos of Birds at this place.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Point Calimere

Painted Storks

I went to Point Calimere Wild Life and Bird Sanctuary. How to go and where to stay ? I will tell these later.. Just some few snaps for now.. My backlog is increasing!!


Painted Storks


Brahminy Ducks

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Through the Train window

Outskirts of Mangalore through a train window. [Taken by mobile camera]

My eyes yearn - my soul flies.

Friday, January 01, 2010


I used one of my own images from the pending collection of Images from India that I am yet to host here.. I am so lethargic nowadays.. Let's see if the new year changes me!!

Image Map from some of my Photos - Click to visit the linked blogs

Colonial days at Calcutta, India Agra Fort Madurai Temple Architecture Fruits, India Silk Worm Cocoons, India Fish Market, India Happy Children, India Logging in Andaman Islands, India Tramcar, Calcutta, India Dharamshala, India Snowy Roads, India Painting by my wife, India Catwalk, India Fashion Show, India Beas River, Manali, India Autumn Leaves, Manali, India Snow in Manali, India Vagator Beach, Goa Mussoorie, India Mysore Palace Jaisalmer Desert, India Tamil Marriage Indian Market Scene Rajasthani Village Girl Birds of India Bay of Bengal, Pondycherry Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary Hogenakkal Water Falls, India Indian Roads Gulab Jamun, India Globalisation, India Indian Map Indian City from Sky Clay Pot Art, India Himalayas, India Benares, India Indian Palace