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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: 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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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. All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright.   The crockery cupboard at the charming B & B, Rosslyn Cottage, where…

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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

All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright.   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…

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Photo Feature: Views from a Bangalore Window

This appeared in The Hindu Metro Plus HASHTAG THIS column on 25 September 2018. All photos by Sheila Kumar and subject to copyright. 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:…

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