Aug 112012
View From Our Balcony II

I have been travelling for some time both for business and for clicking pictures. All this while I have been so busy that did not have time to look out of balcony of our apartment. Is is not surprising that one travels to far off places to click pictures but totally ignores beauty around us?  Today morning was a especially beautiful day and I decided to stand in balcony for some time with my camera. Hyderabad has been blessed with really good monsoon this year and the surroundings to our apartment has changed totally. The Sufi Shrine The Blooms In Garden [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 052012
Save Peerancheru Lake - An initiative by PBEL City Residents

 How Residents of PBEL City Got Together to Clean The Peerancheru Lake While your lazy bones Desi Traveler was struggling to get out of bed on Saturday morning, some of the environmentally conscious  residents of PBEL City decided to get up early on a weekend and clean the Peerancheru lake to bring back its pristine glory. The lake that has a good population of water birds like Ducks, Egrets, Pond Heron, Painted Stork, Kingfishers etc. But unfortunately due to pollution and dumping of waste it has become dirty. Well not any more today morning more than 10 of our residents and some staff [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 222012
Birds Around PBEL II

Observing Birds in City Bulbul The humming bird remains elusive and is beating the fastest shutter speed I have tried. It seems Shutter priority mode is is not the thing to do. But I was lucky again and caught the Indian Bulbul and a Pied Bushchat enjoying a worm.  The Early Bird Catches The Worm I will continue to try to shoot the Hummingbird, any suggestions on camera settings would be welcome. To read the earlier post in this series please click here Thanks for reading, do leave a comment.

Mar 032012
Hiking in Peerancheru Boulders

Today in the morning I went for hiking in Peerancheru boulders near our apartment with a GHAC group. My wife was kind enough to make a cup of tea for me at 6 am in the morning.  We both had the tea together and then I left for the meeting point with the GHAC group that was coming.  We started the day with the introduction round by forming the circle and Shraddha the group leader gave instructions like: ·         No littering, ·         No talking loudly or disturbing any birds or animals in area ·         No breaking away from the group etc. Under [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 122012
View From Our Balcony

The tallest building I have been on top is Sears towers (now Willis Tower) in Chicago many moons ago. Though it was a cloudy day the view was still breathtaking, 2 years later I went to the top of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and again was mesmerized by the view. (I was also cheated by a photographer there, but that is another blog post) So when we moved to Mumbai after marriage I was looking for the tallest building to live which I could afford, finally we moved to 20th floor of an apartment complex that had a breathtaking view [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]