Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Morning moon

The morning after a full-moon night we used to see the moon on the western sky in our Mysore neighbourhood as my wife and I set out on our morning.
My post for SkyWatch and Walk in the Street

Thursday, June 23, 2011


A signpost on a Mysore road that leads to all places of interest in the city.
My post for Signs, Signs

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Public transport

A newspaper serves a dual purpose for a commuter in a Chennai city bus on a summer afternoon.
My post for Ruby Tuesday and My World

Monday, June 20, 2011

At Mysore market

Farmers bring their produce for sale at a make-shift market that is open only during morning hours or until the vendors run out of their stocks.
My post for Mellow Yellow.

Shop front

Meat shop opens earlier than most other retails on this street at Kelambakkam, Chennai. Cleanliness is not a priority with shoppers here.
My post for Blue Monday.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Crossing the lines

It's not safe, but it is the easy way, a short cut, to move from one platform to another. Such is the scene at a wayside station on the rail line between Bangalore and Mysore.
My post for Sundays in My City, SOOC, Shadow Shot and Scenic Sunday.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Country life

Goats parking themselves on road, rain water on the mud patch, a vintage house and a leisurely pace reflect life in a Tamil Nadu village.
My post for Camera Critters and Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Eye-hitting red

Central bus station in Mysore was painted red during a recent renovation.
My World and a post for Ruby Tuesday

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A temple priest

A scene outside Vontikoppal Venkateswara Temple in Mysore. A priest steps out after mid-day ritual. The temple provides a landmark to one of the city's major road-crossings.
The temple at night.
My post for ShadowShot, Scenic Sunday, SOOC , and Sundays in My City.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Roadside windmills

Big farmers and textile mill-owners have taken to wind farming in Tirupur district in southern India. Power generated by windmills is sold to the state electricity board.
My post for Sky Watch and Walk in the Street.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mobilizing the faithful

The billboard at a road junction in Mysore speaks of ISKCON's event management resources, including expensive advertisement announcing a religious occasion . Not many temple trustees or their patrons think of, or can afford such high-power marketing.
My post for Signs, Signs

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

U for Udupi

Flogging wall posters of Lord Krishna outside the Udupi Krishna temple in Karnataka.
Post for ABC Wednesday

A Danish cannon

The rusted cannon head, dating back to 1600s, was part of the protective placement around a Danish Fort at Tharangambadi in southern India. The fort, now housing a museum,and its surroundings that was once a Danish settlement,is being restored by Danish Tranquebar Association.
My post for Outdoor and Watery Wednesday

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Once a temple car, now a scrapheap

A condemned temple car cast away on the campus of the Nanjangud temple in karnataka. Chose to share this with Ruby Tuesday followers as well.
Such is My World this Tuesday.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer break

With schools closed for summer these children hitch a ride on their father's pushcart, to help him with vegetable sales. Photo taken on Chamaraja Double Road in Mysore.
My post for Mellow Yellow and Blue Monday.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Work in progress

Extension of the city metro line to connect Chennai airport with Velacherry.The framed photo in the foreground is that of Lord Balaji, placed on the dashboard of the vehicle from which I took this photo.
My post for Sundays in My City

Breakfast time

They hang out for breakfast in front of a bakery in Mysore. This early morning scene is played out daily as Raghavendra Bakery on Devaraja Urs Road opens for business. The crows wait for crumbs tossed out at them as the bakery staff clean the shelves for holding freshly made bread and cake, and other eats.
My post for Camera Critters, SOOC, Shadow Shot and Scenic Sunday.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Reflected sun

The morning sun reflected on window pane of the medical college alumni building in Mysore.
My post for Weekend Reflections

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pushcart vendor

A pushcart helps you take your wares to the customers' doorstep. Flower-seller in the photo, taken in Mysore, is on way from the flower mart to customers in his locality.
My post for SkyWatch and Walk in the Street

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Public restroom

My post this week - writings on the wall of a rest room in Mysore - was inspired by Frankly My Dear - bilingual signposts from Cairo and Bangladesh. Even if we can't read the text we get the picture, don't we.
My post for Signs, Signs