First, the settling into the new house, and all those home improvement projects.
Painting the main door
Sarees to curtains
Diwali lights around the house
Spray painting on the walls
And some significant family events.
Mia came home in March and celebrated her first birthday in December.
Mia in action
My niece, Ira, made her presence felt with her non-stop activity and, in Reva’s words, comic relief.
Kelu came home 14/15 years ago, and refused to leave. This November, he ran off to the hills and never came back. Missing you, Kelubhau!
For me, it was the year of the water sports.
Jet skiing in Langkawi
Snorkelling in Bali
The pool simulation before the actual dive
And finally, all that delicious travel!
Birthday & Anniv celebrations
Divine landscape of Langkawi
and, of course, Indonesia!
Exploring at Puncak
Borobudur at sunrise
Sunrise at Bromo
My top 5 silhouette shots, in random order:
We aren’t allowed to photograph the original at the Museum, so we have to make do with replicas. Here is one of David at Piazzale Michelangelo, Firenze.
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, is best associated with the bustle of traffic around the lake and crowds of people enjoying the breeze. This is a rare sight of people meditating amidst all that chaos:
Buddha is one of those forms that lend itself beautifully to silhouettes. One of my favourites at Borobudur, Indonesia:
Photographing exotic orchids at Singapore’s Orchid Garden can get tiring for the eyes and the feet. Then when I lay down on the ground, exhausted, I had to raise my arms for one more click:
This may not be the best silhouette shot, but it is my absolute favourite, bringing back memories of a wonderful trip to Angkor Wat, Cambodia. A sunrise cycling trip, and we were looking at the wrong side until Souvik decided to walk around the monument, then rushed back to let me catch the view just in time:
I had to think about this deeply, and came up with my one true regret: Inability to eat meat and seafood, that cuts me out of 95% of the food options when we’re traveling. Nothing religious, no health issues, just a mind block that sets in when I sea non-vegetarian food, and I am too icky to put it in my mouth 😦
So inconvenient to look for veggie food anywhere outside India – I whine when I can’t find any ghaas-phoos (that’s grass for cows!), and I’m sure people around me are put out to cater to my whims. Regretful!
I’m back with my favorite subject: My niece, Sara, for Ready!
Sara's first visit to the beach at Hoi An, Vietnam
Ready for adventure, Sa Pa, Vietnam
Ready for fun!
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