Mountains in the morning light

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit through morning prayers at Thiksey monastery best Leh. We had to get to the monastery by 6am so we could be there before the prayers started. However, as a happy by-product I also witnessed sunlight slowly creeping through the valley. It was nice to…

The best camera is the one you have

Who says you can’t do a great shot on your non iphone7 camera phone? I took this photograph of a bee sitting on a sunflower with my trusted Moto G phone. It costs about one fourth of the price of the iPhone but takes equally good photographs. I was stunned by the quality of the…

There and back again….again

A second time to Ladakh- I feel fortunate to have been able to visit Leh last week.  I’ve just returned after a week of epic trekking in the Sham region.  More photos and posts to follow..

Moon Under Construction

They told me it was a partial lunar eclipse today so I went out armed with my camera. The eclipse was very partial. So partial that even after an hour of looking at the moon I could hardly see much of a difference. With a vengeance I decided I would deconstruct and reconstruct the moon…

On Augustus

If you go into google and start typing “Augustus whe..” the search engine helpfully prompts with “Augustus where are my legions”. Indeed the online world of Roman memes is littered mainly with two major types of Augustan memes- one centered around Augustus’ claim of having found Rome a city of bricks and having left it…

Seeing the world in a drop of rain

It’s the height of summer with no relief in sight. In fact, August is predicted to be even hotter than July. Is it any surprise that I’m looking back at my raindrop photos?

Roman House Reconstructed

If you’ve ever been to Pompeii or Herculaneum or any of the other ancient Roman sites you would have come across ruins of individual houses. Some are big like the house of Faun in Pompeii, some are extremely small. Some are well preserved and some are not. But in most cases it is often difficult…