1. eggs, booze, pigeons and happiness in the corner st in little india iduring the deepavali time in nov 2013

     
  2. A smell can be overwhelmingly nostalgic because it triggers powerful images and emotions before we have time to edit them… When we give perfume to someone, we give them liquid memory. Kipling was right: “Smells are surer than sights and sounds to make your heart-strings crack.”

     
  3. singapore: bukit timah - priceless places - the old railway that used to be a great place to walk the dog and take pictures and listen to sound of the trains. sad the government decided to rip it apart and make way for greed - use the land to make apartments - what a disaster! these pictures were taken near the Bukit timah railway station and there is nothing left there - i wonder what drives people to behave in such a egoistic way to tear down sings of the past and the sings of the times - would love to see some opinions and comments?

     
  4.  have been thinking a lot lately about the idea of the selfie; not taking one, even though I have attempted to do one many moons ago with my dog by my side, but this time I’m thinking  about the idea of the “selfie” and how it is now offically recognised as a deep psychological narcissistic ailment. 

    Selfies ring the truth bell hard - especially after the  BWOL teachings in Bintan; the texts clearly identify “the obsession with the self” - the me me me syndrome  as the root cause of many our mental afflictions, disappointments and sadly the bottom line - the anguish suffering of the mental kind - but in today’s camera phone digitally hyper 5g world - everyone wants to take selfies and post them wifi instantly and it is a huge buzz - and the technology supports it very well. 

    Incidentally when I asked thesaurus.com to check for “selfie” it simple turned me up with - “are you referring to  selfer self selfish sell for salve slave solve etc”. I wondered who came with the term - and found interesting angles in the Wiki articles - and that some aussie bloke lays claim to the invention and its inclusion in the Oxford Dictionary 2013 - I also heard some disastrous selfie moments when prominent people were taking, well, yes selfies, in Nelson Mandela funeral. 

     
  5. marina Chennai is still a darling for me. not only reminiscent of the days I used to go there and do a nice run on the sand it is also a home for the crows and a livelihood for the fisher folk who live in the Santhome and Triplicane areas

     
  6. chennai Marina beach - feb 2014 - 

     
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  8. spring time is in

    pink and violets

    lilies are different

    lotuses too

     
  9. anlalog sometimes

    in this digital world

    takes you back in time 

    and texture 

    film is in 

    i shoot contax priceless 

    is my G

     
  10. thaipusam is a religious festival 

    celebrated by tamilians all over the world

    thaipusam comes  usually comes after PONGAL another famous southern indian harvest festival  - (Jan 14 - also considered the first day of the month of @thai@ - pronounced - as - thigh )

    lord muruga is the deity to whom they make offerings

    the men, usually walk to the murugan temples carrying kavadis and pots of milk and bathe the idol in milk and say prayers

    the carnival like atmosphere is a not-to-miss event in the murugan temples in south india and south east asia where many tamilians have settled

    these pictures are from the Perumal Temple ( the place where they prepare the kavadis) in serangoon road in singapore

    thai - is the name of the month and pusam is the name of the star falling or associated with that day - it is a lunar calendar - 14 days one way and 14 days the other way - starting / ending with with no moon and full moon - waxing and waning cylces