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Photo Feature: The Plitvice Lakes in Croatia

All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright. A short note on the green and white wonderland that is the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Stupid fights for land, was our driver/guide`s take on the bitter fighting at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, and his words ring true when I read the backstory…

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Photo Feature: Kashmir through my father`s eyes

Kashmir through my father’s camera lens. He was an army engineer and carried his Adox camera around with him on all his postings, the result of which are albums full of wonderful b/w pics. (All  photographs are the property of Sheila Kumar  and subject to copyright) 

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Photo Feature: My Tree of Life

This is a pictorial ode to my copper pod tree. All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright. Actually, they are  two trees, inches away from each other`s roots. Twins, perhaps. They grow leaning  into each other and after a length of bare trunk, become one lush green canopy, providing shade, shelter, succour, and…

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Photo Feature: The Buddha, Hereabouts

Of calm composure, soothing serenity and peaceful placidity: The Enlightened One in our subcontinent…and a bit farther north! All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright.   The Holy Feet in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Related Links: Travel: Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh Photo Feature: China Chronicles Travel: The Lantau Buddha Travel: Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka Travel:…

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Photo Feature: Baking Bread

All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright. Baking bread is my happy place, happy activity. It`s my favourite destresser, mood-booster, anger-calmer, emo-pacifier centering activity. Here`s a collection of the breads I bake when I`m happy, when I`m sad, when I`m calm, when I`m stressed, when I`m up, when I`m down. Sourdough 2.  …

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Photo Feature: Parks visited before Covid

This is a wistful post. A plaintive post. A post featuring parks, meadows, downs, fields, trekking routes I`d give anything to revisit, like RN. All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright.     Mysterious Ritigala in Sri Lanka , where you walk and walk and walk amongst venerable trees and shrubs, stone bridges…

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Photo Feature: Doors Across The World

  All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright.     And this festive door adorns the entrance to a restaurant in Bangalore! Related Links: Photo feature: A Yearning Look Back at Parks Visited in the Pre-Covid Age Photo Feature: Picture Postcards Photo Feature: Paths in the Kumaon foothills Photo Feature: Jaipur`s jharokas and…

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Photo Feature: Into the Blue

Into the blue: the lovely waterbodies of New Zealand All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright.  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…

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Photo Feature: Bewitching Budapest

Bewitching  Budapest All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright. 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…

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Photo Feature: Picture Postcards

All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright.                                       The Alexandra Book Café in Budapest is one of the most ornate coffee shops I`ve been to. All that Baroque  gilded moldings, the glittering chandeliers, the striking…

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