Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Life Lines.

They say the shortest distance between two points is a straight line... I found long lines instead. Some horizontal and some vertical...

Taken on my Canon PowerShot 480 point & shoot Camera.....

Virar station at one end of the Mumbai suburban western line... Endless rails going into the distance.

A sky walk above the very crowded Andheri junction on the same suburban western line in Mumbai....Introduced new it is never crowded.

While waiting for the elevator happen to look up from the base of the stairs....Strange straight lines going to the top. Sometimes i climb them instead of taking the elevator.

The second floor at the Cellular Jail in the Andaman & Nicobar islands, where one of our greatest freedom fighters Swatantraveer Savarkar was kept by the British in the early part of the last century.  

Looks like someone is have a great time on top of this line....

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pool Encounters.

I was returning from my swimming workout, hurrying up the swimming pool stairs when i noticed something fluttering....This fellow is a routine visitor to the pool which is why he gave wonderful poses when i tried to click.

Taken on my Canon PowerShot A480 point & shoot camera....

Like football jerseys with player number on the back this moth had an engraved  " 3 " on his back. Never know who follows fashion these days...:P

Getting closer trying to avoid my shadow.....I could see the different colors on its wings.

Velvet, green, brown n gold.... excellent combination for Ghagra Choli with border.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Creeping Night.

Mumbai is having a non existent winter but sunset is still early. There is a huge lake where we stay. In the last few years there has been lot of construction all around the lake. On our side of the lake we have simple, ordinary multistorey buildings which nobody photographs...:-)

Because we have such a fancy skyline on the other side...

I went close to sunset with a tripod n within 15 minutes it got dark as u can see below.

Taken on Canon PowerShot A480 point & shoot camera with tripod......
        Started clicking at 6:15 pm.... 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Aging Gracefully.

This particular model was born in 1942. My late grandfather bought it when he went to graduate school in the US in 1947-48. Whole bunch of people since then have done two finger typing on it. 

For the last several years in has been in the loft in our house.

Today's computer n laptop keyboards may have fading letters but this particular one is still going strong close to 65 years n counting.....

“If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.” ~ James A. Garfield

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” 
~ Mark Twain

“The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.”~  Robert Benchley

"The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” 
                                                                         ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You don't stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance”

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ice Ice.....Nice!

Mumbai has a weird season between monsoon and winter, it is called "October heat". Its hot sultry and u need to keep hydrated with things like water, nimbu pani n apple juice.

I tried that had a lot of fun with the ice and the camera.

All photos taken on Canon PowerShot A480 point & shoot camera.