"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)


In Hiding


The rain stops and the sun appears.
But our chickens are skeptics.
They remain under shelter in what’s left of the yard.

Picture taken in our side-yard.

The Shade Of Breakfast

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Today Shaji and Dalila are away at a family celebration.
Our breakfast was a café affair.

Picture taken in the Sri Krishna Café, Fort Cochin

Stumbling Into Light: Part 7

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After None light and shade

Picture of the monk’s refectory taken at Kurisumala Trappist Monastery, Kerala

A Weekend Break: From Umbrella To Parasol

The parking attendant of a sari showroom in Kannur shelters from the sun.

The monsoon has finally relaxed its heavy grip on Kerala.
Though floods devastate the northern states of Assam and Sikkim, we in south India are no longer inundated by the rains.

After weeks of feeling almost imprisoned, I took the opportunity to visit a friend in Kannur, a city in northern Kerala, two hundred and fifty kilometres from Cochin.

Umbrella or Parasol?

Although we tend to use the word parasol when sheltering from the sun, umbrella is just as accurate.
*The word umbrella comes from the Latin “umbra”, meaning shade or shadow.
(The Latin word, in turn, derives from the Ancient Greek ómbros [όμβρος].)


* Taken from Wikipedia