Oil on canvas #3

Painting is my nature a luminous language.”- Robert Delaunay


Mundane Monday #4

It’s Goa week!!


Things around me are screaming GOAAAA so my topic for this week’s Mundane Monday Challenge is GOA!


Is it a bird?

Is it a plane?

No, it’s just a man climbing a coconut tree!

Errr… man?


Coconut trees are the toughest to climb. With practically NO branches, climbing these trees requires a skill that not all possess. The above photo is a replica of a man climbing a real coconut tree. This photo was taken at a place called Loutolim, during my visit to Goa last year.

It’s all about cakes!

I had been to a cake exhibition recently. By ‘recently’ I mean somewhere during Christmas,2016. 

The cake exhibition was hosted by Nilgiris, one of the famous cake shops in South India. A large variety of beautifully crafted cakes were on display. Photography was strictly prohibited, but a lot of people were clicking selfies. So I decided to click a few shots of the cakes; a few photos that I am posting below might be a bit blurry, but that is because all the cakes were enclosed in huge plastic boxes. 

Here we go!!

Did you know that the Tower bridge of London was made up of cake and icing?

Would you like to have a bite of a scrumptious-looking dragon?

Or, how about a peacock?

She was one of the most beautiful queens of ancient Egypt.

A typical Rajasthani wedding : bride and bridegroom, the groom’s petha, mehandi on the bride’s hands and a beautiful mandap. Did you notice the wedding procession ? 

Jack and the beanstalk.

And a closer look at it. Notice the writing on the book and the hen that laid golden eggs.

Another wedding procession! And the couple have already packed their honeymoon suitcases.

 And then I saw this man, silently sitting and staring at everyone.

Let’s have a closer look at him, shall we?

Oh! It’s Rajinikanth!!

Moving on…another wedding cake!

Some vanity fair it was!

Along came an electric guitar..

And a BMW.

Who let the dogs out??? That too, 101 of them!

Let’s end it with another wedding cake! They all live happily ever after..

Weekly Photo Challenge : It is easy being green!

The season of rebirth and rejuvenation,

The season of fresh and green,

The season of new,

It’s the season of SPRING!


What kind of view do you prefer?


The one with mountain, snow and lush green?

Gulmarg, Kashmir


Or, the country side – farm and animals

A farm in Malnad, Karnataka


Still can’t choose?

Let’s give it another try, shall we?

This time it is snow, mountain, trees, lush green and a gurgling river

Somewhere in Kashmir


Ah! This looks good too…


A tea estate in Munnar, Kerala


Still indecisive?

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via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!

Tuesday Photo Challenge : Spring

It’s spring!

Spring is the season of rebirth, resurrection, renewal and regrowth.

Spring is also the time for some




Or, do you prefer some gerberas?



Fancy a pansy?



Begonias and petunias are making quite a fuss …


over a hollyhock that was grabbing some attention!

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And then came a gang of zinnias.


Happy Spring !!


Keshava Temple, Somanathpura

The Hoysala Empire was a prominent South Indian empire that ruled most of the modern-day state of Karnataka between the 10th and 14th centuries. The Hoysala era was an important period in the development of art, architecture and religion in South India.

The capital city of Hoysalas was intially located in Belur and was then shifted to Halebidu. The temples at Belur-Halebidu forms a part of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The temples at Belur, Halebidu and Somanathpura are finest examples of Hoysala Architecture.

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Front view of the temple


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note the detailing


A closer look at the sculpting and detailing.

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Inside the temple



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temple ceiling


Carvings on the superstructure over the shrine


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Mundane Monday #3

Heard of pillars of creation?

Pillars of creation is a giant mass of interstellar dust and gas, located somewhere in the Eagle nebula, at a distance of 6500-7000light years from earth.

This morning, I was in our garden, clicking some photos for mundane monday challenge when I came across pillars of creation growing in our garden! That too in a terrecotta pot! I am going to be famous for this discovery right?? 😉

The one in our garden is not made up of gas or dust. It is made up of thorns, thick skin and pulpy insides.

Well… What do you think? Do you agree with me? 😀😀

Oil on Canvas #2

TGIF! 😀 I will posting one of my paintings every Friday. If you haven’t checked the one I posted last week, then here’s the link ->Oil on Canvas #1

I have few books on acrylic painting. Though I do not use acrylics, I refer these books for the pictures. 

Rusty can and a bucket of dirty water.

This one I copied from the book – country scenes by Bob Bates.