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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: Picture Postcards

                          There is some undefined, unfathomable atmosphere to Ritigala in Sri Lanka. A steep massif, wooded forests and on the day I was there, copious rains, Ritigala, its name derived from the ancient name Ariṭṭha Pabbata , dreadful mountain,  is home to an ancient Buddhist monastery…

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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: 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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