Monday, August 29, 2011

This is home...

Was away for a few days, had gone home to see my folks. Took this picture from the train as it was creeping into my hometown Nagercoil. Those rolling hills and the green paddy fields are characteristic in my region... I can never tire of this sight. The air is also so clean and inviting, not like the city, clogged with vehicle fumes and dust. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Taking in the warm sunny wind...

Wrap around skirts drying in the sun... yeah, I know, such an inconsequential picture, but somehow I like it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A lot can happen over coffee...

So the previous post shows where to hangout in villages, this one shows the coolest hangout place in a city like Madras, India.
Cafe Coffee Day outlets, like this are seen all over Madras... and they are so tastefully and peacefully set up. The seating is rather cosy with quaint wicker furniture and wooden chairs. The food is pretty good too, its the same stuff you usually get at great hangout places like sinfully good chocolate cakes, brownies, a variety of coffee concoctions and sandwiches.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The ultimate way to relax in villages...

Canals like this are quite common in my hometown, they make a great hangout place... and the running water gives a healthy massage to the body. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Water is the driver of Nature. Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Hindu Goddess

So this temple festival is going on near my place, this four handed goddess made of serial lights marks the road that leads to the temple. This goddess called Mariamman (Mother Mari) is the goddess of disease and rain. At her festival, the devotees walk on burning hot coals to prove their undying devotion to her.