This page contains the header pics I upload and their background info. The memories associated with them. Photography is not even a hobby for me, I am just keen on capturing certain pictures, sometimes. They say –

A picture is worth a thousand words!

So true that is! They bring back a wave of memories and emotions! Some pleasant, some unpleasant. Yet you hold them close to your heart!

– I took this pic in front of a shawl factory/outlet on the way to Manali. I saw the perfect autumn colors, in our own country. The sight was beautiful, with the sunlight peeping out amidst the trees, in the chilling weather.

desi autumn colors in the roadside, on the way to Manali.
desi autumn colors in the roadside, on the way to Manali.

– Rain lilies in full bloom in the lovely monsoon season when we gang of friends enjoy the hot cup of tea in the open cafeteria, unlike in summers.

Rain Lily in bloom at office!
Rain Lily in bloom at office!

– A glass lamp shade painted in beautiful colors, in a restaurant at Manali, where me and Bg had yummy piping hot lunch on a cold afternoon. πŸ™‚

A beautifully painted glass lamp shade in a restaurant at Manali. Love the bright colors in it!
A beautifully painted glass lamp shade in a restaurant at Manali. Love the bright colors in it!

Diyas/Deepas lit at the Kukke Subramanya temple in Kukke, Mangalore during the Karthika Deepavali. It was a beautiful sight in itself, with the lamps spreading the glow in the darkness of the late evening!

The lit up lamps at Kukke.
The lit up lamps at Kukke.

–Β The tall silver-oak trees in Yercaud. I took this picture on a walk through the coffee plantations in Yercaud.

The tall and beautiful Silver Oak trees at Yercaud.

A tiny guy munching away happily ignorant to the fact that his home is in the surroundings of one of the seven wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal, which people from the world over throng at all times of the year!


This is how the trees that line our house street look in the month of March, the start of early summer! I love to keep looking at the tree filled with this pink bloom. πŸ™‚

Pink Blossom!
Pink Blossom!

After the tiring walk up the hill to the Elephanta caves, we sat down inside the cool caves, admiring the place and feeling sad about how it is all ruined. I took a shot of the pillars there. The photo shows only the top half of the pillars as the lower half was covering only the tourists heads. πŸ˜€


Sitting on a bench at the KrishnaRao park, I saw the tiny crescent shaped moon, which looked so beautiful between the branches and leaves at dusk. I took a pic using my mobile and it didΒ no justice to the beautiful sight!


I love lamps and candles. If given a chance I will light huge number of diyas/deepas in Deepavali. From the time we planned the house, I wanted the pooja-room in the house to have pegs for the hanging diyas (toogu-deepa). I even bought the lamps way before the house was complete. πŸ™‚ I put it up and lighted it on the first day of this Navratri. πŸ™‚



Β The raft and river at the Stream of Joy home stay. Loved the experience of rowing it ourselves. The lonely raft on the serene water, made a lovely click!

Stream of Joy
Stream of Joy

The lonely little duckling, swimming in the Ooty lake.


I realized I hadn’t uploaded pictures in a long time. The first picture for 2016 is of a bunch of flowers from my own terrace garden! πŸ™‚

Kakada hoova fresh from my garden! πŸ™‚

Taken at the Tannir Bhavi beach, I enjoyed my time thereΒ and loved the feeling of the sand slipping from under my feet! πŸ™‚

My Feet

The first strawberries from my terrace garden. Yay! πŸ™‚ ❀


A photo captured in one of my favorite places in Bengaluru. The Indian Institute of Science. Miss walking down the lanes of the campus. Took pictures inΒ reminiscence of the days spent in the Institute.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. Mi says:

    i loveeeeee the lamps pic!! :)precious!

    1. Arch says:

      hehe πŸ˜€ thanks!

  2. Mi says:

    wow…those trees are lovely!

    1. Arch says:

      Aren’t they?? πŸ™‚ I loved it too…

  3. Mi says:

    that’s such a cute squirrel… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ loved it!

    btw, what’s up with u? writer’s block?

    1. Arch says:

      Writer’s block ke liye writer hona padta hai Mi! Main toh hardly kuch likh rahi hoon. πŸ˜›

  4. Mi says:

    lol…. anyone who can “write” is a writer…let’s believe so…ok?

  5. Ramya says:

    Wondering why I didnt click on “Clicks” till now ..The lamp picture is very nice and Oak tree picture looks like a still from a movie song πŸ™‚ Very nice clicks πŸ™‚

    1. Arch says:

      Thanks so much Ramya!

  6. Mi says:

    Like always I loved this click too…the header pic I mean… and also the new look of the blog! πŸ™‚

    1. Arch says:

      Thank you Mi! ❀ ❀

  7. greenboochi says:

    Wow wow wow!! How did I miss this page before?! Each picture is awesome Arch πŸ™‚ I loved the deepas pic at Kukke the most. As usual, Like button is not loading for me – but consider me clicking like button like a 1000 times. You sure should take up photography professionally πŸ™‚

    1. Arch says:

      Thank you so much GB! πŸ™‚
      That’s a high compliment! I don’t think my photographs are that good. πŸ™‚

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