Urban Sunrise

Caught this morning before my coffee. In a few more days the rising sun won’t be visible from my window anymore. It will go behind the bank of buildings and I will have to wait the better part of the year before I can treat myself to glorious sunrises. Here’s what I saw this morning

Lockdown Literature

Around the world, there has suddenly been a surge in the conversation around books and reading as more and more people have been forced to stay in their homes over the last month. French President Emmanuel Macron exhorted the people of France to read in one of his speeches last month. Almost every media outlet,…

My brilliant friend

It has been a while since I’ve felt like taking out my camera. But I guess the moon is my muse. Shortly after 7pm I looked out my window and realised I could see the full moon rising gradually from the horizon. I wasn’t prepared- I didn’t have my tripod set up and didn’t even…

Can you guess the place?

How is everyone doing? I hope you are all taking adequate precautions to staying safe (if you are able to). Life has certainly made things different. Who would have thought a few months ago that we would all have to work from home, cloistered in our houses, unable to drive, take a train or a…

#tbt Zermatt and Matterhorn

I wanted to do star trails. It’s not every day I get a sky full of stars. Most days I’m lucky just to be able to see Orion and Sirius in the winter skies. But clouds swirled around the skies of Zermatt, only clearing during brief windows. The last window was just before dawn- when…

The 2019 Book Mosaic at long last

I dithered so much about whether I wanted to create a book mosaic for 2019. I first started the tradition in 2013 when I was reading about 25 books a year making it very easy for me to get individual book images and then create a collage. With my reading increasing quite rapidly since 2016,…

Welcome 2020

It seems only now that we rung in the year 2000 and it is already 20 years since then. I hope that 2020 will be a peaceful year bringing happiness, hope, fulfillment and kindness to everyone. I do hope that it is a kinder year for all sentient beings around us including the bees, one…

In ancient hands (part I)

During my recent visits to museums in Berlin and Paris, I was struck by the variety of hand gestures displayed on ancient reliefs and sculptures – particularly from Mesopotamia. I thought of making a compilation of some of the reliefs that struck me the most. Here is the first part featuring some reliefs that I…