Two sunsets, several years apart.


A pretty well-known (among people who have rafted that stretch, that is) jumping rock a bit up-river from Rishikesh.

Auli stroll

Well, technically not Auli. This an Indo Tibetan Border Force cantonement town a short walk away.

Watercolours - Kihim

Wet sand. Taken lying prone, camera a few inches above the ground, just after a wave receded.

Ditto, except looking sea-wards..

..and South-wards down the coast.

From the porch of my friends' house.

Just after sunset.


(These are scans from old prints that have faded a bit. Oh well, yeah, maybe the photos weren't that great to begin with.)

Wind farm

Somewhere on the road from Munnar to Valparai.


These shots were taken around dawn (except the first one, which was at sundown), from various points around the shore of Micheal's Land, a resort belonging to the Kondo Syokai group. It's a fifteen- maybe twenty-minute-drive from Fort Cochin.

These chaps paused as they were about to pass each other and stopped to chat. P'raps they were talking about where the fish were biting. Or maybe it was about the evening's toddy-drinking plans.

So pleased with this one. Sprinted—well, okay, stumbled and huffed and panted and lumbered—along the bank to get to the spot where the fisherman would be in the ripples lit by the rising sun, found flat spot to place camera in lieu of tripod, got the shutter speed just right, and after five shots, he obligingly bent over to haul in his net just as the shutter opened. All at 10x zoom. *chortle, chortle*

Cochin Harbour

These shots were taken from on board the Rosa. She is owned and operated by the Malabar Yacht Club.

Can't do Cochin harbour without taking a shot of the Chinese fishing nets, can you?

When you see a "No smoking" sign this size rumble past you, and you're in a dinky little sailng yacht, you obey.

Picture by Kedar Bhat

8/40 Hairpin turns


Munnar, dawn

(At the Taliyar tea estate.)

Konkan coast

From NH17, somewhere in South Goa. Taken from car window, at approx 80kmph. The driver was a loon!


Kudle Beach, Gokarna.

Ditto, with rather more zoom.

On Sunday morn, you would have seen a dot in the middle of the second bay. That dot would have been this blog. Om Beach, Gokarna.

From the inside of the only beach shack already open for business, somewhere around the bit between the middle and the furthest bay, the rocky bit you see in the long shot. Om Beach, Gokarna.

The rocky bit between bays two and three, up close. Om Beach, Gokarna.

Lady and little boy fetching water from some unknown point. The backwaters (yes, I didn't know you had them in Karnataka either) are in the background. Taken on the way back, also from car window. Damn good driver this time. Drove very fast, but one never felt that he wasn't in complete control of his vehicle. NH 17, Somewhere between Gokarna and Karwar.

Random river that NH17 passes over, somewhere between Gokarna and Karwar. Taken from the car.

And no, this picture doesn't begin to do justice to how beautiful it looked, as one swept down the slope, out from behind trees. Breathtaking. Karwar beach, Karwar.

Taken from the heights of Estuary View. Island just off the Kali estuary, Karwar.