Mystifying Mahabaleshwar

B E A U T Y lies in the smallest of things, often invisible, rather ignored and oblivious to a naked eye.Such as these brilliant green epiphytes living and thriving on every branch of the tree, the deep cleft splitting the stem into two; makes me wonder how it must have happened and who's habitating... Continue Reading →

I let my mind wander when my body cannot. Right now it's wandered off among the mist-shrouded hills ofย #Mahabaleshwar.That's the Kalsubai Peak rising up in the background.I very much miss the mystifying monsoons of Mahabaleshwar!

Bougainvillea, tiny little flower with a mighty difficult name!Various other plants might have been a part of the school curriculum. But bougainvillea was the first one I actually got acquainted with. Memories of its lush foliage peeping across from a neighbouring compound into our tiny lane, offered respite to the dusty brown path beneath, it's... Continue Reading →

Houses draped in Boston Ivies and Virginias, that creep all over, wild and directionless fascinate me. They make a house look incredibly dramatic, straight out of Victorian era.I love imagining them on the night of a rising moon, sometimes hiding among trees, sometimes behind the clouds, her disc casting shadows over the rooftops. Think it... Continue Reading →

New adventure today. Aka KHARVAS, a milk pudding made of colostrum. What's colostrum? you ask. It's the first form of milk when the ๐Ÿ„ or ๐Ÿƒ gives birth. It's an ubiquitous dessert in Maharashtrian households; made by a super simple process of mixing colostrum with milk, sugar or jaggery, a pinch of grated nutmeg and... Continue Reading →

This intimidatingly tall idol of Lord Hanuman sits on the bank of river Ganga in Rishikesh. As the sun goes down filling the river sky with all hues of red and pink, devotees flock in for the revered Ganga Aarti. Sounds of thaals, bells and hymns reverberate as if in an effort to reach heavens... Continue Reading →

I love trees at night more than I love them during the day; as if they have more stories to tell at bedtime...

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