A new word…..

“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

The Amazing Roots!


We could only wonder at the transmogrification….. Of an era gone by….the roots told a thousand stories they had been witness to.

Location: Ross Island, Andamans

In response to: Weekly Photo Challenge

Puppy Love

Weekly Photo Challenge:  One Love

They came to us from two different places, so that “they could fall in love” according to my then-13- yr -old daughter.

Well, they did and how!

Wordless unconditional love

Inseparable joyful companionship

Adorable adoring expressions

Playfully teasing, yet  Deeply devoted

They have been a lesson in love

The unconditional, undemanding kind, 

The always- there- for -you- love.

 One love – for all of us to learn



A Photo A week Challenge : White

White to me, will always signify purity, simplicity and peace.

Unfortunately in Hindu Culture, white is inauspicious and signifies sadness. It prescribed this color only for Widows and widows wore only this color day in and day out, whatever may be their  preference, age or wish. There was no choice.Things have thankfully changed now.

In Kerala a part of South India, we also wear a special kind of a saree called Kerala saree which is not strictly white but off white. We wear it for all traditional occasions. In the picture I am wearing it on a Festival called Onam.

The stairs in our house is colored white.

And I love white clouds. So  I am starting with them.

Heavenly Clouds
Heavenly Clouds
In Traditional White  with my  Flower Carpet
In Traditional White
with my Flower Carpet
White Descent
White Descent


Across the Rainbow Bridge

She came into our lives as a little bundle of fur.  Barely a month old, she stole our hearts forever. My Brother in Law found her for us and we fell in love with her. My children grew up with her. She was just a few months older than my daughter.

Minnie was the the most affectionate souls I have ever met. And yes she was  a gentle soul . My son was as attached to her anyone could ever be and a refuge when he was troubled. She would know when any one of us were feeling low and her simple presence was enough to make us feel comforted and yes, loved. Whether it was Rajiv me or our kids. Continue reading


Convergence of 3 Oceans …Kanyakumari – India Indian Ocean Arabian sea And the Bay of Bengal
At the Convergence!


<a href=”http://Envelope Pushers“>Achievement: Have you just run 26.2 miles, finished a long-term project, or met a personal goal? This week, show us an achievement.

Also In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Envelope Pushers.”

Drew a blank on the grid yesterday so am Linking it to todays post In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Calling Uncle Bob.” 

The event I am going to talk about is one that is a little old.

It was the time I was doing my MD in Obs and Gyn .  My daughter was born by Cesarean Section  just a few weeks before my university  exam. Let me assure you doing the rather strenuous MD course during my pregnancy, was not a walk in the park.

The surprise was that at the end of it all, I had not only cleared the exam but also managed to ace the University! It was the happiest achievement of my life and so I  also consider it as my biggest achievement. 

I guess I was so paranoid of being unable to handle the extreme pressure , that I really pushed the envelope then.

My daughter born on 05 Oct 1998
My daughter born on 05 Oct 1998
My MD Certificate  1998
My MD Certificate 1998
Rank Certificate for standing 1st at MD exam  from Pune University
Rank Certificate for standing 1st at MD exam from Pune University in Dec 1998

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Less is More

The Rohtang Pass – the sheer White  Vastness

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