Sep 012014
 
Johnson Lodge Manali- Hotel Review

A review of Johnson Lodge in Manali, Himachal Pradesh I am not much of a hotel reviewer even though for many years I lived out of hotels and slowly became immune to them, only caring about Wi Fi, paid or free.  But once in a while you come across a hotel that is like they say “It’s Different” So recently I was in Manali and stayed at Johnson Lodge on Circuit House road, for two nights once while going to Spiti to get used to high altitude to avoid AMS, and next on the return trip while waiting for [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 032012
 
Kondapur Botanical Garden With GHAC Nature

  A Morning Visit to Kondapur Botanical Garden with GHAC Nature I had participated in the  first bird watching trip organized by GHAC long back, it was in Kondapur botanical garden, Hyderabad, at that  point the botanical garden was not in very good shape due to extreme summer.  Sunbird Enjoying Nectar I was pleasantly surprised when we visited again with GHAC nature in the morning. Monsoons have changed the complexion of the gardens. It was lush green every where sprinkled with colorful flowers, and the little pond in the corner was full of water with common Coots and little [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 122012
 
Gudimalkapur Flower Market Hyderabad

  Gudimalkapur Flower Market- Morning Ragas with Colors  Photography ka keeda is slowly spreading in my mind-body and soul and I visited Gudimalkapur flower market early morning to see some action with flowers. A little history first-I had thought that I had overcome it after I mothballed my film Nikon and after that every single point and shoot camera that we had been monopolized by our daughter. But then I read about Nikon D7000 and got hooked again. Not that I am very good at photography I just point and shoot and then pray that the subject would have understood [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 132012
 
Valentines Day-What gift to choose?

The Valentines day is coming and that brings my annual agony to forefront once again. I have never been able to understand what the fuss is all about both to celebrate it as well as to oppose it. It is definitely not an Indian festival or for that matter even a festival, it is a 100% marketing noise created by card and candy companies. But if people are willing to spend money to claim their love for somebody then why do some political parties have objection to it? They should first teach a few lessons on morality to their [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 112011
 
Visit To Botanical Garden In Kondapur Hyderabad

The Bug And The Buds  I recently visited the Botanical Garden in Kondapur, Hyderabad with a group of click happy shutterbugs; the walk was organized by TCPC or Twin City Photography Club.     Adenium Flowers The botanical garden itself is spread in acres and is lush green with mesmerizing flora; it also has a water garden with a central fountain and ducks swimming in the pond.  There is also a deep artificial lake dug on one side to store rain water and is now frequented by various migratory birds. Cycle Of Life Honey In The Making The back [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]