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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: Picture Postcards

                                    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 frescoes by Hungarian artist Karoly Lotz, the shelves full of…

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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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