Thursday, February 26, 2015

Crazy Choppers at Air Show 2015, Bangalore � 2

Are these guys nuts!!!


That�s the first thought that comes to mind when one sees these guys push their chopper ( a HAL Light Combat Helicopter) through a series of crazy manoeuvres� here are some of the photos of that mad flight at the Air Show 2015 at Bangalore


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Plane speaking at Air Show 2015, Bangalore - 1

The Bangalore Air Show 2015 got off to a spectacular start and went on for 5 days at the Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore.


Located about 20-25 kilometres ourside Bangalore, the Air Force Station is a sprawling campus on either side of NH7


Held once every 2 years, this Air Show is a aeroplane lovers delight�


Apart from a static display of aircraft, and exhibition halls for various industries, the highlight of the Air Show is an aerial display be some of the best fliers from around the world�


including some death defying action


The show was too great to share everything in just one post� I�ll be sharing more images in subsequent posts, however, since I�m travelling, there may be some delays Disappointed smile

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

February Full Moon

The full moon in February is called  Full Snow Moon

This term has been coined by Native Americans, since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month.


Native tribes of the north and east most often called February�s full Moon the Full Snow Moon.

Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Happy Monday�

With warmer days in Bangalore, bright blossoms are being seen all over the place.


Seeing these flowers, one even forgets the pain of Mondays Smile with tongue out

Hopefully everyone�s boss also sees these flowers before leaving home Open-mouthed smile

Sadness or poignancy�

Often have I wondered how animals in a zoo, safari or a national park would feel. Would they be sad or does their situation make it poignant for us?


Let us take the case of the big Cats.  From my post-graduate studies in Ecology, I knew that Tigers needed about 25 Sq Km for males wherein 3-4 females could be found in this area. Now that may be contrasted to the small caged enclosures in Zoos. How can a free-ranging animal like the tiger be confined to such cramped surroundings? What effect would it have on its mental and physical state?

As studies have shown, the life expectancy of some zoo animals is lesser than those in the wild. However, zoos have animals living in controlled conditions, with optimal nutrients, no predators, proper disease care. Yet, the mental and physical states of animals in captivity still evokes a feeling of sadness.


Watching a butterfly flying free and seeing one bred and released into a butterfly park evokes different emotions. Why is it so?

Is it because we are seeing ourselves in the a kind of a conundrum with our lives? Do we ever experience the freedom of flying free�. or are we so besotted with �roti�, �kapada� and �makhan� that we have forgotten how to live????

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Butterfly fascination

Danaus genutia

What it is that fascinates us about butterflies? Humans who have always praised firmness and solidity are totally captivated by these winged beauties� who are such fragile creatures and have such short lives�.

Do these winged beauties give us a glimpse of our own mortality? Or are they just a passing fancy�.

I guess the answer varies from individual to individual� for me. I just love photographing them Smile

Depth of the forest....

When one delves into the depths of the forests, and searches in hidden paths and lonely forest glens, does one come across sparkling streams and burbling brooks of crystal clear water�.


In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Depth."


Moon on 01.02.15

Emerging like a bright idea from the chaos of a cluttered mind, does the moon rise into the dark sky. Guiding people since eons, even after all our technological advancements, the moon still holds fascinates many. As one of the people who is fascinated by the moon, I try and capture it as often as I can and share with my friends Smile