Karva Chauth

Yesterday, married Hindu women from North India observed a strict fast (no food or water until the sighting of the moon) praying for the longevity of their husbands’ lives. I took to the roof to get some shots of the moon, but after playing hide-and-seek for a good half hour the moon chose to continue hiding under cloud cover. Thankfully, the women saw a dull blurred moon and that was enough to conclude their fast.

Personally, I don’t believe in it. I enjoy the rituals for their social significance but fasting never made sense to me. I believe in food, in eating it.

Nevertheless, a Happy Karva Chauth to everyone. 🙂



Standing tall

Presenting the UB Tower in Bangalore, a mirrored version of which constituted my  last post.

“Wherever human life is concerned, the unnatural stricture of excessive verticality cannot stand against more natural horizontality.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright on skyscrapers.

Featuring: Debabrat Sukla

My first feature! Debabrat Sukla is a talented photographer and graphic designer, and a very dear friend of mine. Here’s his shot from the day before’s squall.


Yesterday’s post had 8 photos instead of the 10 I had planned (Some WP sorcery). I plan to post the rest tomorrow. Keep watching this space!

Rainbows in the Sky

She will remember how every evening
her father helped her paint, while
Mumma prepared her favorite dishes

Just as her father remembers her exuberant
voice, returning from school
with yet another prized drawing.

Unable even to see her precious face,
he lamented the darkness in his life.

It was Rainbows in the Sky
they always or never drew together.

(Initially posted on Kreation)

Platform Conversations

Uninnocent, these conversations start,
and then engage the senses,
only half-meaning to.
And then there is no choice,
and then there is no sense

– Conversation; Elizabeth Bishop

Your sylvan Gods won’t surmise

What puerile minds devised

A concert on each vernal freckle