The Twinkle of evening lights, lamps and crackers

This a photograph I took on Diwali- the Indian Festival of Lights.

Three different kinds of twinkle can be seen in the picture. In the background is the twinkle of lights from the houses on the hill slopes. There are my ‘divas’- traditional earthern lamps in the balcony and on the floor is the light seen from ‘chakri’-one of the crackers burst by children and adults alike on this day.

Posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge.

Gone, but not forgotten

In Bloom

This tree blooms once a year and only for a fortnight. There is only one of it in the vicinity. Its’ blooming is a source of joy for the locals and we tell our friends excitedly about the flowers. Each one of us converges on the tree with our cameras to capture the ephemeral event.

Posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge.

Thank You All

Thank You. Big words. Sometimes, so oft repeated that they lose their meaning and relevance. But said at the right time (or even late) and with sincerity, they can warm someone’s heart… and a few months of winter. I am grateful to Daily Post for providing me this opportunity to express my appreciation to all… Continue reading Thank You All

Grateful and Guilty

Dear Twilight, You might be a little surprised at hearing from me. Even worst, you might find my letter as part of a pile and not even glance at it with interest, for you it may be just another adulatory missive. But, at the risk of sounding similar to many, many others, let me confess… Continue reading Grateful and Guilty

Success is counted sweetest, by those who ne’er succeed…

I might like it plain and bland, but God has other plans on hand, very spicy is the fare, no water for me far or near. I used to have a morbid fear of failure. I would not start anything new. I would plan excellently, covering all contingencies, but execution would have me stumped. As… Continue reading Success is counted sweetest, by those who ne’er succeed…