Coral present: The Andaman and Nicobar islands (part 2)

Our next stop in the Andamans, from Port Blair, was Havelock, a promise of a lot of water activities, snorkeling, coral and colorful fish. Also, the day my mom needed her anti-rabies booster, after being bitten by a feral dog three days before our trip began. Siddharth, our tour manager, had said we would have…

Coral past and present: The Andamans (part1)

If you are an anthropologist, or if you are a student of colonial rule and its effects on the natives, or someone into scuba diving, or maybe someone in love with corals, or simply someone who likes the wild and untamed: the Andaman and Nicobar islands archipelago must get on your radar, if it isn’t…

Rain trance

  We went back to Trinidad after 5 yrs and stayed at the Asa wright nature center, Arima, again. A lot of things have changed there in 5 yrs, all of it for the better at the center. One thing hadn’t changed much, the dance of pleasure of the white-necked jacobin, in the rain. I…

2 days in Jodhpur for the brave

Jodhpur, the less celebrated of Rajasthan’s cities, founded by the lesser known Rathore king: Rao Jodha (at least, lesser lored) in 1497, still holds its own in the extravagant cultural and historic agglomerate, that is Rajasthan. The most famous of the kings who lived there is Maharaja Man Singh (reign: 1803-1843). It is usually never…

Focus on whats good

Especially in the tropics, where most things are good and I never could focus on mosquitoes anyway. Here is a violet sabrewing and and wild flower called Pachira Aquatica, Costa Rica. The flower, as the name suggests was growing by and practically on the river and I took these variable focus shots from, yes, you…

Ze royal dining room

Inspired by a friend’s Europe tour, another acquaintance’s trip memories from a previous Europe trip and the ruling by the European parliament that American’s will need visas to travel to Europe now, I was looking back at my old photos from our trip to France and the U.K. I came across the dining room and…

On the streets of New York City…¬†

This wonderful group stopped us in our tracks in Soho, NYC past Saturday. The lead singers voice dampened the raucous traffic. It enchanted the little boy who swayed and danced with the music. His attention held, sens ipads and screens till the end of the songs and even past. 

The red-eyed cutie

Celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday recently and found out that he invented the phrase : Green eyed monster’ among many others, many of which I thankfully knew about and many others I did not. I always thought Lewis Carroll first used : “Off with his head!” But no, that was also our dear Bard’s invention. Anyway, somehow…

The eagle’s eye

One of my favorite photos. The best part is I forgot I took it. That’s the second b&w one where the eagle is looking right at me. The other I do remember taking, notice the difference in my Always sloppy and sometimes present watermarks. It is a Harpy Eagle, most majestic eagle I have ever…

Where yellow goes to die: Green

While I am still as reticent about ¬†editing as ever, read, I still don’t like it, I don’t care if people think it is ‘professional’, I am a better amateur than all those facebook professionals…Anyway.. I was saying while I still don’t care for it much and I certainly did not look or follow anyone’s…

Is there something wrong with me?

This spider monkey reminded me of myself. On the many days I am depressed, alone among friends (this one was in the Belize Zoo). He or she looks old, maybe a little ill too. But the eyes, told me all. The photo is from Dec 2015. I had all but forgotten her. I had all…