now tweeting


Sunday, 29 September 2013


I went to a swim meet this weekend in my role as my workplace's Official -Unofficial photographer.   It's an easy role to fall into, first you take your camera with you because you think it will be fun, then you share your pictures and before you know it the responsibility to capture all sorts of events has fallen to you.  It keeps me on my toes and hopefully helps my photography improve.


If nothing else I now have a huge free storage capacity on dropbox through sharing the images.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Dance Lessons

I don't dance much, really I have little sense of rhythm but I also have no fear of making an absolute fool of myself by giving things a go.  Hence I found myself wrapped in a saree learning Garba/Dandiya dancing, I suppose it could be described as circle dancing.  l learned a couple of multi-purpose moves which I'm supposed to practice at home.  The dance party isn't until next week but there's no harm in having a bit of pre-party fun and, given the growing numbers of clueless foreigners, a rehearsal is a very good idea.

There were formal sessions planned but we all ended up in one of the open spaces prancing around while our more skilled colleagues showed off their more impressive moves.

There are no pictures of me dancing or otherwise so you'll have to take my word for it, also for the two milestones passed, wearing a saree and not falling over in it.

I'm still not confident of my ability to maintain dignity in a saree so I've ordered a lehenga choli outfit for the dance.

 For Forrens Lehenga choli - long flared skirt and tight blouse.  Mine has mirrors on it!

Sunday, 22 September 2013


It was coastal cleanup day on Saturday.  Once a year after the Ganesha Immersion we take our students to Akshe Beach to do their little bit for the environment.  I mostly just document our students so those pictures are not for public broadcast.  However I make a point of wandering off for a little bit to get some location shots.  Here are a few of them:

It really is a lovely beach, at least it would be if it were cleaner. 

Alas this is a fairly common sight but there is beauty everywhere and  it's always the idols that catch my eye.


A friend commenting on the image above said "The tangled hair, the broken arm, the sense of decay yet still vibrant and beautiful in its own way, it reminds me of Mumbai".

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Changing skies

As Monsoon nears its end for another year the skies are becoming increasingly dramatic.  Here are few views of the same view if you know what I mean:

The blue view

The dawn view

The "Monsoon still hanging on" view.

Dramatic, huh?