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Photo feature: Into the Blue

Into the blue: the lovely waterbodies of New Zealand  Lake Te Anau in the inland fjords is a study in cerulean blue.             All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright. Related Links: Travel: Seven Things to Marvel at in New Zealand Travel: Milford and Marlborough, the Sounds of…

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Photo Feature: Bewitching Budapest

Bewitching  Budapest Budapest, comprising the twin cities of Buda and Pest, neatly cut by the River Danube, is simply spectacular.       All photos by Sheila Kumar and are subject to copyright. Related Links: Photo Feature: Paths in the Kumaon foothills Photo Feature: China chronicles Photo Feature: Jaipur`s jharokas and more! Photo Feature: The…

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Photo Feature: Picture Postcards

Once you see this, you can never unsee it. Six bronze men descending a flight of stairs, and the further away from them you move, the more broken the figures appear. This stark statuary stands at the base of Petrin hill in Prague. The work of Olbram Zoubek and architects Jan Kerel and Zdeněk Holzel, it’s…

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Photo Feature: Ullapool on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Sometimes, you pull out a plate to heap sliced tomatoes on, and it opens the door immediately to a Nostalgia Trip: to Ullapool, a fishing village on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.   The crockery cupboard at the charming B & B, Rosslyn Cottage, where we stayed two nights.    Ullapool, gently hedged by…

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Photo Feature: My session at the Times Lit Fest, Bangalore, Feb 2020

So, it was mighty fun, the session on Sex, Marriage & Morality at the Times Lit Fest. Despite the fact that I had to live down the descriptor `renowned` which the PR people handling the fest chose for me. Which was rather like saying `SK-world-famous- in- east-Bangalore!` We managed to draw a full house, an…

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Photo Feature: Critters of Odisha

All photos by Sheila Kumar. All images are subject to copyright. A collage of creatures seen across Odisha during our recent trip therein Outside the Lingaraja temple complex in Bhubaneshwar.   Making light of history at the Rajarani temple in Bhubaneshwar.   Two comrades outside the Khandagiri Caves outside Bhubaneshwar.         Calmly appropriating…

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Photo Feature: Sylvan Sri Lanka

    The sea at Negombo     On the road to Sigiriya     At the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage     The magnificent ruins of Pollonoruwa       The Buddha`s  feet in one the caves at Dambulla     The pathway that leads to the Dambulla Caves     The Buddha at rest…

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Photo Feature: Views from a Bangalore Window

This ran in The Hindus Metro Plus Hashtag This column on 25 September 2018. And here are the snaps separately…. All photos by Sheila Kumar. All images are subject to copyright.                 Links to my other Photo Features: Photo Feature: Picture Postcards Photo Feature: Critters of Odisha Photo Feature:…

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Photo Feature: Kiwiland Calling!

All photographs by Sheila Kumar. Images are subject to copyright.   The Southern Alps, freshly dusted with snow after Cyclone Gita.   A symphony of colours.     Big sky country.     The Pacific Ocean in all its shimmering glory       Lake Benmore at Omarama.   The NZ troika: cows… .   …bales…

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Photo Feature: An Eden with a serpent in Konni, Kerala

  From lush greenery to pristine rivers, the stunning beauty of Kerala’s Konni Even given Kerala’s propensity for verdant vegetation, one could well believe that this is some part of the Amazon rainforest! Sheila Kumar / September 27, 2017  Konni is a hill town in Pathanamthitta district, about a hundred kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram. Dense jungle, huge…

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