Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Pelicans have arrived !

Kokrebellur, about 80 kms from Bangalore where the migratory birds have made their first landing. The endangered spot billed pelicans have started to arive in this remote village. They seem to have a bond (an agreement of co-existence signed) with the villagers. The villagers say, its been like that for centuries now. The village got its name from these migratory birds which travel from thousands of miles, as far away in Siberia.

For now the birds have nested in two trees in the village. These are the first batch to arrive. As the seasons changes, more birds are expected..


A dragon fly checking on the birds below :)

A local villager winnowing ...

Friday, December 28, 2007

Buggy world

A buggy world all around us. You just have to look :)

The place to find such creatures ...
A watch tower just for the purpose !


Sunday, December 23, 2007

another long Drive . .

Its holiday season and festivities all around. A drive to work took an unbelievable 45 mins compared to an hour and thirty minutes. The roads are deserted and the policeman has switched to the automatic mode.

On a lazy Saturday afternoon, after downing a couple of the latest Kingfisher Draugh Beer. we hit the road to the International Airport and on to Nandi hills.
Here is letting the pictures speak for themselves...
A view of Nandi hills from the drive . .



At railway crossing along the route . .
Kids with improvised toys . .

Am an expert too ... need help ?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Bengaluru Habba is back

The Habba is back to Bengaluru. The name has changed and so has a lot of its cultural spots. Nevertheless, the pomp and glory still exists in the usual addas. A Lazy Sunday noon trip for a glimpse of the folk art and anticipation of finding decor for the walls. Nothing seemed interesting, the artisans have not improvised or innovated in ages. The same piece of art as the last year and the year before .. and before. I knew I would not be disppointed with my camera though. So folks, here is the folk art in pictures.