Rose Intense

Thanks everyone for your kind wishes- I’m feeling much better. I’ll be back to writing regular posts soon. I hope many of you will be enjoying the lunar eclipse tonight.

Splendid Sunday Sunsets

Sunsets and sunrises are the most overlooked things in the world  (only next to the vision of a beautiful moon hanging in the sky). Caught up in our everyday routines, we hardly ever look up to see Nature at her splendid best. Also a few days ago, I was made fun of at work because…

Lepidopteran Saturday

Some of the images I’ve clicked of butterflies over the years.. If you like macro images, this blog I visit regularly has a great collection of photographs- especially of ladybirds.

WPC: Variations on a theme

I felt it very unjust that this theme was selected for the weekly photo challenge just two days after I posted my 18 filters on Mt Fuji post which was probably the best work I could have proposed for the theme. For this week, we have to show the same thing in a different way-…

Another weekend, Sun & Mercury

Another working week is done. At times it feels like the weeks are passing us by at the speed of light. It is almost the end of January. Wasn’t it just Christmas eve or something? It’s nice and cool here in Dubai but summer will soon be here and then like all those sun walkers…

Book #7, Power by Naomi Alderman

*warning: there may be spoilers ahead* I’d first heard of Power by Naomi Alderman late in 2016 when it was discussed on a book programme reviewing the best books of the year. At that time the theme of the book sounded a bit tacky to me and hence I didn’t bother reading the book. Only…

18 filters on Mt Fuji

Those well versed in art will understand my reference to the Japanese Edo-period artist Hokusai and his renowned 36 views of Mt Fuji wood block prints. Even if you haven’t heard of Hokusai I’m sure you have come across the image below If you’re a tourist in Japan, you will see the Great Wave produced…

Hello Monday

One of the adjustments I had to make when I moved to Dubai over a year ago was the shift of the working week to Sunday-Thursday from Monday-Friday. So Mondays are actually my Tuesdays. But I realise the rest of the world is still trying to get through the start of the week so here’s…