When the guards are low….

Even the ferocious who is famous for its terrifying look, growl and roar sometimes does sport a vulnerable look. Like all beings they lower their guard during siesta time especially when the sun is blazing hot.



Killer Hugs!

Killer Hugs!

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People hug to greet. Yes we have those few who go through this charade and the hug is a travesty for love. And there are the ones where they hug to hurt, kill or defeat the other.

When I saw this moment, I was pleased to think that love is in the air. Indeed it was but it was not between these two gentleman as this awesome hug was to get one of them out of the way so that the winning boy can wed the lady lizard watching the show from a distance!!!!!

It teaches us all that we should not believe all that we see!!!

Troika, luck bearers!


The last many years were a real drought in terms of tiger sighting. You plan your visits with hope to getting some good shots of the majestic yellow-black striped beasts. The level of hope keeps going up like the stock market with every call of the monkey, peacock, deer etc. But then as the stock market crashes so does the hope too at the end of the trip. As you may feel rubbed in when you realise your neighbor made good money and you lost all in the stock market, the sentiments are similar when fellow guests arrive from their safaris and regale you of their cat sightings…..Grrrr….

And then Ranthambore happened to me. The call of the deer this time turned to be true and then I saw the Troika Luck Bearers waiting for me. After that it’s been raining tigers with my next trip the count increasing to four. But this jinx dasher will remain my favourite for all time to come😊

Global Peace Ambassador!

Global Peace Ambassador

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This classic picture of a smiling Buddha’s head entwined in the roots of the Banyan tree somehow tells a story on what calmness could be in todays complex world. Other than all other learnings this wise one has left behind, this picture is a living proof. There are many a folklore that surround on this event and none of which can be established. But I understand nature has known how precious this stone head of the wise sage is to have ensured the smile and the serene face is left undestroyed since the 14th century for generations to come.

If you want to see this marvel, please visit Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Solar Birdie Eclipse

Parrot Eclipse

You don’t need to wait for few years for this event to happen. Just two things can help you to achieve this:

  • Fight your laziness and wake up early in the morning
  • Shun your sun-down drink and step out hunting for the sun and one or more bird

Not every time you get one resting on a perch, but even the ones on an electric wire do pretty well in adding to the beauty to the otherwise fiery sun.

I hope the birds do realize the beauty they enhance by being in the right place at the right time!