Category Archives: Hyderabad

3 Poems

Well. I tried. Entered these into a competition. Didn’t win said competition like I had assumed I wouldn’t. Not being pessimistic/fatalistic/unboombastic, just realistic. Thought about submitting them elsewhere. But then, that wasn’t why I wrote them. I wrote them so they’d keep me writing. And after weeks of looking at […]

A Palace For Goats

“Its interiors were once adorned with expensive carpets and exclusive chandeliers. The gardens blossomed with flowers and fountains made the ambience livelier. A marvellous piece of European style architecture …. the Khursheed Jah Devdi in Hussaini Alam” “It was constructed by Paigah noble Nawab Fakhruddin, who built several other palaces […]

The D750 Comes Home

Finally moved from the D200 to the D750, after having used the former for close to 6 years. What necessitated the move? An impending trip to Switzerland, the desire to move to a full frame camera and a good deal on the body. Field testing took place in an area […]

Modern Art aka Interpretation is King

“The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.” Jackson Pollock The event was “Inbox – Ramaniyam 2015” at Hill Fort Palace, Hyderabad. Male, Homo sapiens, of the friends persuasion thought it would be a good idea to drop by the place […]


  58.85% of new leprosy cases in the world are in India. 1.27 lakhs new cases of leprosy were reported in India during 2013-14. 12,043 new cases of leprosy during 2013-14 were children. In 13 states/UT more than 10% of new cases detected were, children. 46845 new cases of leprosy […]

Fixed Focus

Exercises in thinking aren’t always futile. Even if the extent of their success lies in a new, un-thought of, thought. Trying to come up with something interesting to do on the next photo walk, I thought, hey, why not walk from my place in the city to my friend’s place […]

In Shadows And Dust

Hyderabad, like any city with its considerable share of rodents and humans, exists in a constant state of flux – the diarrhea of life flows uninterrupted. People from all over the world – the city has a certain propensity for the Muslim nations, easily explained by its origins – call […]