Posts Tagged ‘mysore’

A life lesson and offer of help, Mysore trip, 240517

May 27, 2017

Everybody can dance…


We must


But if,during all that dancing, you get an acute abdomen,


We can help


This message comes to you from the


And of course, from Anjana and me:


Mysore, and the highway back to Bangalore, 010214

February 6, 2014


is my FB album of snaps in Mysore, and the highway to Bangalore.


The evening light….

April 17, 2009

Much has been spoken about the morning light for photography, but sometimes, the evening light is also just wonderful. The sky itself takes on a luminous glow and slowly the brightness fades from the air….hues of pink and mauve slowly shade down to purples and indigos….the coolness of the air after the heat of the day, and the sense of the day’s work done, add to the sense of peace and serenity.

Here are some spot-billed ducks, calmly floating in the evening waters at Kukkerhalli Lake…

spot billed ducks evening light 110409 mysore

I love the description of the evening in Thomas Gray’s poem, The Elegy …..

Kukkerahalli Kere (Lake) Mysore, 110409

April 16, 2009

I took a sudden decision to go and show my camera to Mr K U Varghese, whom I had met on the INW meet, and ask him for a final opinion on my dear departed MLC, and also meet Madhusmita, and do some birding as well, at Kukkerahalli Lake….

While Mr Varghese was inspecting the MLC, here are the birds that we saw….

The PAINTED STORKS were nesting in the island in the middle of the lake….the name suits them so well!

painted storklanding mysore 110409

You want to see more?

Superb weekend….

September 29, 2008

Two birding trips, one to Ramnagara and one to Ragihalli in the Bannerghatta Forest area….an evening with old film music and great friends….catching up with old friendships…what could be better? I am a very lucky person.

Four of the most common things one can see on a trip to the outdoors:

The MORNING GLORY (Convolvulus):

The GARDEN LIZARD (Calotes versicolor)

The dragonfly (Dontask methisname)

And a PALM SQUIRREL (Onceagain noname), straying from the tree for which he is named, and enjoying the fruit of the CASUARINA tree:

Lots of pics to follow…once I get done with my backlog of work!

Am I becoming too tolerant?

September 18, 2008

I often find posts from friends where they talk about pet peeves, things they detest, and I find myself looking on the other side a lot…if they grouse about English usage, I think to myself, the language has to evolve, and sometimes it won’t evolve to suit our tastes; but at other times, ‘tat’ and ‘u’ and other sms lingo does bug me!…if they grouse about man-animal conflict, and how the animals are being victimized, I think of the poor villagers who can only see that the leopard will lift their cattle and goats. When children complain about parents, I see the parents’ view, when it’s parents doing the complaining, I can clearly see what it is that puts children out of sync with their parents.

Is this ability to see the “other” point of view (even if I might not necessarily share it) a good thing? Surely, it would be better to be passionate about things, believe in certain tenets and be clear in one’s thoughts and actions?

But then, isn’t it better, as a human being, to be able to put oneself in another shoes?Am I tolerant? Or merely indecisive and a ditherer?

….Whoops, there I go again!

Meanwhile, this wall ad seems to say, have an ice-cream, we are giving you the time!

Off to check on leaking bathrooms, packers and movers, and other stuff..

Flowers,plants and Flying Foxes

September 15, 2008

Some of the flowers that I photographed during the Mysore trip; I have no clue about the id’s (I never ever seem to see the same plant twice!!)…so here goes:

They may have no name as far as I am concerned, but they are still so beautiful:

look here for more

The INW meet

September 12, 2008

When the Mysore members of INW thought about having a meet, some of the Bangalore gang decided we would join in….

So (in alphabetical order) Anush, Mahesh, KM, Sharath, and I set off on Saturday morning. Two people who could not join us in our car, were shivakumar_l and sainath; the latter arrived directly at the venue, Rangayana (which I had seen before when I went as part of the crew of the Golden Chariot).

Here’s the lovely icon at the gate of Rangayana:

few more details, few more snaps

Mysore…some of the sights….

September 11, 2008

Since the new highway opened up, Mysore is just a couple of hours’ non-stop drive away. (But the stops, with each town having a name assigned to it on the highway signs…”silk town Channapatna, historic town Srirangapatna, sugar town Mandya”, and so on…. are SO interesting!)

some images of Mysore here

The Birds on the INW/Mysore trip, and some reptiles, too…

September 11, 2008

Non-birding types…off you go…. and bird watchers, if you are looking for rare, uncommon birds…off you go…

Some of the birds we spotted in Mysore; first, at the Karanji Lake, a beautiful water body in Mysore town, right next to the Zoo:

One lone SPOT-BILLED PELICAN was alternately swimming and flying around as if to provide photo ops for the INW members:

lots of common birds here