WPC: Grid

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”

A trick of perspective –

From a distance,the tower looked stunning against the black sky. The soft orange glow accentuated the symmetrical, neat organised truss design. 

I walked closer and closer.

The symmetry was lost. I saw haphazard zigzag of beams, mishmash of grids.

Click !!!




WPC: Pipilika…Pipilika

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Beneath Your Feet.”

Pipilika, Pipilika Dol-Bol Chari Eka

Kotha Jao, Bole jao Shuni…..

 Pipilika (Ant), tell me where are you going without your troop, all alone ?

IMG_0011The ground beneath tiny  ant feet !!

The Mountain Man (WPC)

“When I started hammering the hill, people called me a lunatic but that steeled my resolve”

Dashrath Manjhi (The Mountain Man)


This photograph( clicked in Philippines) reminds me of Dashrath Manjhi, a poor illiterate man from Gehlour, a remote village in Bihar,India. Dashrath was taken aback with the loss of his wife. His wife had fallen ill.The nearest town with doctor was 70km away and he had to travel around the Gehlour hills to reach it.His wife died from the lack of timely medical help.

Shaken, Dashrath resolved to carve a path through the hills.  He worked day and night for 22 years (1960 to 1982) all by himself, hammering away at the hill, till a  path 360-foot-long (110 m) through cut, 25-foot-deep (7.6 m) in places and 30-foot-wide (9.1 m) was carved  through the troublesome hills.

Today, the villagers of Gehlour no longer need to travel around the hills. They thank and salute him. They call him the ‘Mountain Man’.

A true story of love and endurance.

Share a photo of what endurance means to you — maybe it’s your beat-up, well-traveled running shoes, the oldest structure in your town, the vista you earned climbing that mountain, a photo of your wedding ring, or your dog, tongue lolling, running full out.

Ice Candle (WPC)

This is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture.

This week, share a texture found in an unexpected place. It could be made of natural materials, as in these images, or with man-made objects.

Call it Cheese Candle, call it Moon Candle…when hot wax meets ice the texture is truly unique !!




Learn more about Ice Candle Technique .

Summer Cool !!! ( WPC)

This post is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Lovin’

Show us something you love. It could be your favorite novel, the light of the moon on your deck at night, the beach on a hot day, or that special you-know-who. Get creative!

With mercury levels in India, hovering around 40°C,  anyone Summer Lovin’ ???

Yes !! Yes !!! As the humid, sweltering summer approaches we get the opportunity to escape the heat and travel to hill stations which have little to do with rising temperature and hustle and bustle of city life.

Here we are on our way to World’s highest Organic Tea Garden – Kolukkumalai Tea Estate.


At 8000 ft above sea level, located precariously atop a hill range, the drive is most scenic and breath taking.


Finally, we reach the sprawling tea estate.


The orthodox tea making process is a seven step process – withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fiber extraction and grading. This small factory in the center of the estate was built by the British in 1930.

IMG_4250Tea anyone ? 🙂