Lily pond

    These lilies are mainly all I photographed in my¬† last trip to India. A small digression: I took the train from Delhi to Kolkata (HIGHLY recommend: Rajdhani Delhi- Howrah AC 1st class over any flights). As we entered West Bengal I saw tens of lily ponds from behind my window glass and despaired…

My tower of song: birding and photography

These are, what I believe to be the best images of birds I have taken, IN THE WILD. They are also, concomitantly, a collection of my most favorite birds till date. I have the year the photos were taken in the watermark, as I like to remember the chronology. Other details are in the caption….

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…

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…

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…

When I caught their eyes: in situ portraits

Here are some of my old favorite shots of portraits ‘in situ’. A term I only learned today was actually official even in photography. We used to talk about in situ protein immunohistochemistry used to look at proteins as they occur in tissues (or as close as possible). The similarity is: as we try to…

Ruins of a sugar mill in Lamanai, Belize

  Amidst a rain forest we expect to find a lot of things, but it is rare to find a dilipidated sugar mill. I would think that was interesting enough, however, how the rain forest is taking back its land is a sight in itself, even if the sugar mill had not had an interesting…

Shall we sloth? in Costa Rica

In the Amazon, we saw many sloths. They were miles away and above (on kapok trees). It took the strength of my powerful binoculars to make out their hanging forms, and if we were lucky, there faces. Since then, I ¬†thought that sloths can be seen in nature only in that distance. Obviously, I was…