Large puddle in baked mud, Bhitarkanika National Park

Baked earth

The earth baked by the sun until it has cracked is a common sight in the middle of spring in India. It had rained heavily the … Continue reading Baked earth

Crab burrows in Neil Island, Andaman

Crab cove

I rushed out to the beach in Neil Island before breakfast in order to capture traces of the events of the night. The sand was dotted … Continue reading Crab cove

Drainage patterns on a beach in Neil Island, Andaman

The Riddle of the Sands

The title of this post repurposes that of a book by Erskine Childers written in 1903. Although it was a spy story rife with details of … Continue reading The Riddle of the Sands


Al fresco lunch

We had lunch in a restaurant set among trees. Although it was very warm, we opted to sit in the long verandah outside, looking at the … Continue reading Al fresco lunch


A beach story

An everyday beach story. Did the footsteps and the glasses meet? Advertisements Continue reading A beach story


Sunlight on old bones

Sunlight on a bare football field and two awfully tired bodies lying loose and limp in the dust. There’s definitely a story here. Advertisements Continue reading Sunlight on old bones

Hidden animals of the Kaas plateau

Slow Rain

We have lived for four months under a liquid sky. Water surrounds us, everything is damp. Clouds blow in through our windows every day. Paper curls … Continue reading Slow Rain

Foxgloves in the Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal

A summer garden

We walked through the garden around the Pena Palace in Sintra and came to a stand of foxgloves. Although these are rather common, garden variety of … Continue reading A summer garden


A leaf turns

You could see a decaying leaf anywhere around you. Yes, you could, but I don’t manage to. In my every day surroundings I seem to walk … Continue reading A leaf turns