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


When tessellation and grids come together at a point in history, it makes you stop and take a picture. What’s really fascinating is how much attention artisans, rulers and people paid to the minute details. Doors today seem to lack that intricacy and uniqueness, but back then, the door itself had an identity. Presenting to you, the Daulat Khana. – Jodhpur, Rajasthan.



There is absolutely nothing creepy in this picture. But corridors in general, are creepy. When it is really late in the night, this tiny part of a building is a scary stretch to walk into. From man-made calamities to camping days, dark corridors have seemed lonesome to me. It is creepy in a different sense. More of perceptive creepiness that creeps into you when you get scared. Did I confuse you? Well, this post was meant to. – Shot at Thekkady

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


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


There are times when you are in a dilemma. You are confused. You rethink the next step you should take. You rethink which path to choose. You go back to steps and wonder if you are doing the right thing by making the next move. There are few things that inspire and push you to do the right thing in the end. That could be anything you don’t regret later in life. When everything seems blue in the darkest hour, you wonder if there is a silver lining. That is what I saw in this picture. A silver lining – literally. Something that makes you decide. Something that differentiates what you want from what you don’t. Something that you know will keep not just you happy but everyone around you happy. Shot at Thekkady, Kerala



These two structures are equal in every way. Yet, distance makes one smaller than the other. It is simply how you we look at it. In life, it isn’t very different. Rich or poor, people are equal in skill and ability. Inner beauty doesn’t depend on money. It is how we perceive this (in)equality and respond to it is what matters. – Shot at Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan

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


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


This is the famous Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. If you go to Sri Lanka, this Buddhist relic is a must visit. From the outside, the temple looks like this. Each inch of the temple has a story hidden in it and there is no dearth in terms of symbology. Whether it the engraved marbles with four animals or the paintings depicting the journey of the tooth, every nook and corner has a bigger picture connected with it. Take a look when you visit!


A long shot of the temple at night.

Here we call it VIBGYOR!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Roy G. Biv.”


Tea plantations in Thekkady. Lush green leaves with a strong fragrance of tea.


The Buddha. Orange robes. Serene. Calm. Beautiful. At Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.


Tiny doors decorated in Green, Orange and INDIGO. The handiwork is undoubtedly matchless. The paintings on the ceiling and the walls are also breathtaking. Will share them in some of my other posts soon. – Junargarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan.


Violet flowers from the Orchid section in the Perendinia Gardens at Sri Lanka. A must visit for everyone.


Yellow flowers seasoned with deep red spots. Those petals are aesthetically beautiful and symmetrical. No wonder nature is unparalleled in its beauty. Shot at the Perendinia Gardens in Sri Lanka.


Peacock blue. Up close and personal. Such stunning beauty. Unforeseen in nature. Shot at the gardens of the Laxmi Niwas Palace at Bikaner, Rajasthan.


Red. The walls of the Junargarh fort epitomise royalty and the skillful craftsmanship of nimble fingers have left their marks on them. Awestruck by intricacy, colour, contrast and hardwork, one can just keep staring at it and never get bored. – Junargarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.”


The hues are a matchless pink. But it isn’t simply a clear-cut pink. Nature wonderfully brings with it a gradient from white to baby pink to a dark pink – so rich that it epitomises a kind of purity. A flower in all its beauty, blooming to the fullest. – Theosophical Society, Chennai, India.



Candles lit at the stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Nothing speaks serenity better than the pleasant and vibrant hues of candle flames. Orange, Red and mustard mingle to give you the essence of purity.

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