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…

Havelis of Jodhpur

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India has its characteristic blue- the indigo that reminds me of laundry blue (or neel, as we used to call it in India) that was supposed to make whites bright, but often just turned them blue. It is not the color of all Jodhpur, only prevalent in Old city. As people try to…

Cocky peacock

He had no reason to dance. His peahen was already ‘taken’ by him.  Will post the peahen sometime soon.I was surprised to see him and his friends, in an island in the Andamans, Ross island which is basically a collection of ruins of British Barracks from 1930s., one of the small roads connecting different parts…