Today is the Shravan Poornima and I took these pictures a few hours back – The following pictures were taken as our plane took off for Chennai on the morning of Aug 5th … a few kms closer to the Sun as it came up :). What a historic day Aug 5th turned out to … Read more The Moon Today and The Sun That Day !
Eid al-Adha Mubarak ! Krishnan and I visited Mongolia in 2015 and came away with a deep appreciation for their culture and history. Neither is Genghis Khan simply a “barbarian” as history would like us to believe nor did China ever rule over Mongolia. This beautiful landlocked country has some of the most benevolent practices … Read more Celebrating Sacrifice …
It all started with an article that I read about the number of plastic shampoo bottles that we throw out and how replacing them with shampoo bars makes environmental sense. I like to do my bit in avoiding plastic and have made several changes like carrying cloth bags with me at all times, switching to … Read more Pastries? Nah…
We were watching the talk show “Neeya Naana” on Vijay TV and today’s topic was on water shortage in Chennai and overall in Tamil Nadu. As always, the debate was slowly being veered towards government bashing and the fact that “they” didn’t/don’t do enough and that all people of Chennai are water warriors. Someone even … Read more Water Woes And Your Role
We moved from Club Mahindra, Kandaghat to Club Mahindra, Naldehra today. More about the drive in a separate blog, but an hour back we looked out of our balcony at the beautiful landscape and caught a small fire on one of the hills that’s across the resort. We had some tea and the pakoras that … Read more Forest Fire ?
The last week was scorching… the week before that was also scorching …. the week before that was also scorching ! On April 4th the weather was really pleasant and on April 5th winter turned into summer overnight. Last week one of the days the temperature in Delhi reached 48 DEGREE CENTIGRADE. Four people died … Read more Climate Change? No just Mother Nature having fun !!
On Friday, Krishnan and I went and met my ISB Professor, Shamika Ravi at her office. We took an Uber as we weren’t sure if parking was available. For the first time the Uber taxi had cool interiors – legally allowed Sun control film and an AC that worked really well. I am always uncomfortable … Read more Sun Stalking and Solar Power !
The Thirsty Crow – On a hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. He couldn’t find any water but saw a water jug near the village. The crow sat on the rim of the jug and looked inside – he could see some water at the bottom of the … Read more The Smart Crow
When I heard the news that plastic bags and one-time use plastic is being banned in TamilNadu, I didn’t believe it at all. I have been in Chennai frequently since 2015 and have seen the rampant use of plastic bags – every store I went to would first reach for a plastic bag and then … Read more Plastic Use Reducing across India
The following two pictures are from last evening during a gorgeous Sunset… What a spectacle and the sky looks like a canvas that has been painted over. The following picture is from today morning …. There is a slight fog and the Sun is yet to show up. Exactly how life is … sometimes you … Read more A clear evening and a cloudy morning !