Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Photo Challenge: Changing seasons

Seasons in India aren’t as pronounced as in the America or Europe.Though, we do have the Monsoons and the scorching summers to boast about !!

Now,its officially Winter – In some places, winters can be quite harsh and mild in others. But what is common mostly are the drying branches and the thick fog or mist enveloping the morning air .

The Western Ghats – 3 weeks earlier.


This time of the year also heralds the North East monsoons , as the name suggests mainly on the East Coast, bringing to life gushing waterfalls and green vegetation.

The Eastern Ghats – last week


The Daily Post’s challenge for the week is ‘ Changing Seasons’.

Reflections on Life

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection”.Thomas Paine
There are times when life throws a monkey wrench at us, we tend to focus only on the fragments and the distorted images. It’s ony when we reflect back and put the pieces of puzzle together that we are able to see the big picture.

Multiple images at Boston airport

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation,which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.“- Confucius

Trying to take a picture of the cat sitting on a pile of books in a book store ended up with my reflection in it

Occasionally,life rewards us with more than we bargained for. It is then we realise that ..”It  is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved,  but by reflection, force of character, and judgment”.– Marcus Tullius Cicero


To see some stunning pictures on “reflections”, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

“Be Thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more…”- Oprah Winfrey

A recent Diwali party organised by the American Chamber of Commerce had the usual cultural events of song and dance .

Usual? Not quite!  The group of dancers ( performing Bharatnatyam- a South Indian classical form) were disabled  – some deaf and some blind.

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I was surprised at first, then impressed and later thankful.

Thankful for what I have –  a lovely family and a healthy normal life to be able to do the things that I love to do – time with friends and family, travel, read and blog!

Visit the Daily Post for other interpretations of ‘Thankful’. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!


Weekly Image of Life: I am Thankful for..

Weekly Photo Challenge:Green

Green  is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness  arises.Pedro  Calderon de la Barca

Carnival procession in Germany (1998)

Never  stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green  valleys of silliness.Ludwig Wittgenstein

Green face at a Halloween party

When  the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs  laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill  laughs with the noise of it. – Lord Byron

All  theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever  green. –
Johann  Wolfgang von Goethe

Balinese figure

If  there is a future, it will be Green.Petra Kelly

Symbol for Recycling (Image from Wikipedia)

For other interpretations of green , visit here

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Geometry. This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world.

Inlay patterns at Sikandra, Agra, tomb of King Akbar .(picture clicked by my son on a school trip)

Rows of square mirrors at Logan Airport, Boston

Ocean Park, Hong Kong

And finally, Geometry in nature – Chikmaglur, India

You can see other entries on “Geometry” here.