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Photo Feature: My Tree of Life

This is a pictorial ode to my copper pod tree. 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 sustenance  to the various creatures who live in the…

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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!   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: Zen Sites in Sri Lanka Photo Feature: Sylvan Sri…

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Photo Feature: Baking Bread

Baking bread is my happy place, happy activity. It`s my fave de-stresser, 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.   Related Links: Photo feature: A Yearning Look Back at…

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Photo feature: A Yearning Look Back at Parks Visited in the Pre-Covid Age

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.       Mysterious Ritigala in Sri Lanka , where you walk and walk and walk amongst venerable trees and shrubs, stone bridges and raised platforms to finally come upon the…

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Photo Feature: Doors Across The World

  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 more! Photo Feature: The Lake District Photo Feature: Views from a…

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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

                    The 17th century Dutch cemetery at Bheemunipatnam near Vizag, has curiously shaped graves in there, some  dating back to 1661.  It was submerged under silt from a stream flowing nearby, then abandoned for years, after which some kind of renovation was done in the mid-Nineties….

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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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