Full bloom

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The spectacular sight of a ‘football lily’ (Haemanthus multiflorus) in full bloom in an isolated broken pot against the backdrop of a stark urban texture.

Full bloom

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Rahul’s back!

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Rahul's bent back shooting in Ladakh

Rahul's bent back shooting in Ladakh

If you happen to be reading this… may I ask, WHY?
What are you doing on a blog that’s not been updated more than once in the the last 14 months!

Well… I do have an anaemic and implausible excuse that I was away long enough — so that the comeback had more impact ;-)

Rahul's arched-back archery

Rahul's arched-back archery in Goa

And gave me an opportunity to use the title ‘Rahul’s back‘ (like you care!) — a title template which had recently been used for Madhuri Dixit’s comeback (comely back, eh) .

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Madhuri Dixit's back

Footnote:
The same — “….’s back” — line had also been used for the promotion of one of Geri Halliwel’s comeback albums, where she emerges bare-backed from a pool. A prominent tattoo on her lower back. Anyone remember the song/video? (No this is not a quiz question. Just asking.)

Spooky night photos

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No this is not a manifestation of the photographer dormant in me. I’ve got a long way to go in that regard.

This is more a manifestation of my be-regular-at-blogging self trying to ‘technically’ brow beat the world-weary, work-laden, lazy me!

A few pictures I took some hours ago… (VGA camera of my PalmTreo650)

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Looks interesting, no?

Will dig up some pictures I took of the lunar eclipsed moon some months ago.

And a promise to myself (and to you too if you insist!) to be regular with my blogging, come what may…

Bizzare hailstorm in India leaves broken windshields

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Three weeks ago, Gurgaon (a suburb of the Indian capital New Delhi), witnessed a severe hailstorm. The maximum impact was felt in the Nirvana Country complex, South City -2, Gurgaon. Windscreens of roughly 90% cars parked in the open got damaged and glass windows of several houses were broken. Take a look !! This also was one of my first experiments with Digg, which coincided with WordPress providing support for Digg — as can be seen on the Digg button on the side!

This video was shot by my colleague Pratap who lives there.

Child labour banned

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The week gone by witnessed one of those days of the year again when there were thousands of weddings in Delhi alone — 34,000 weddings this year! I went to one such wedding, part of the groom’s entourage and as the baaraat was inching towards the venue I observed these boys holding the heavy light contraptions that were illuminating the baaraat. (Useless trivia: Did you notice the sentence almost had an oxymoron — ‘heavy’ and ‘light’?)

While the baaraatis danced till their feet got sore; the bandwaalas played till their lungs got sore; the dholwaalas beat their dhols till the hides got sore; these boys held the lights aloft till their backs got sore. And then they just bent their tender backs a little.

A little more…

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And the visionary ‘enlightening’ employer…

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Child labour banned — did you say? Asha Band says the same…

…Only spelled differently — Child labour band!