Oct 25, 2016

horns for sale

October 25, 2015
This picture was shot a year ago. Somehow I did not feel like posting it back then.. 

hoping this man's business has thrived and he's living peacefully.

Oct 15, 2016

Rajastani clay pots

Visit to Shilparamam; we got half dozen miniature clay pots. At the first sight I was impressed by their quality. After holding them in my hands, I just decided to buy few.

Photo session.. 


Sep 30, 2016

rainy evening

rain scenes seen through car windows..

Metro line and road traffic
why plain black, add colour to life

Aug 31, 2016

Kachiguda Railway Stattion

Kachiguda railway station was constructed in 1916 by the Nizam of Hyderabad State. It was the headquarters of the then Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway.

Aug 21, 2016

Pandora sphinx moth

Found this lovely little creature in our apartment, lying on the floor motionless. Thought it was dead but it fluttered it wings wildly when I picked it up. Placed it in a flower pot, next to a plant, the only safe place around. With little research I found a moth similar to this one. So I'm guessing this camouflage pattern moth is called Pandora Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha pandorus).


Jul 31, 2016

Rocket, the antique truck of Hyderabad

Hyderabad the heritage city has its collection of antiques in working condition. I remember seeing lot of Bajaj Chetak scooters and Hindustan Motors' Ambassador cars. If you look at the number plates, you'll know they are pretty old, 25+ years. Then comes much older vehicles.. 40+ years old Premier Automobiles Limited (PAL) trucks. These trucks are generally not seen in city limits but you can see quite a few in the outskirts, particularly in quarry areas. Rockets are usually employed to ferry stones, sand and dirt. 

Rockets are really eye-catching with their colourful livery. Check out these two here.. how artistically they are decorated. The artists / truck owners are patriotic too.. check out the side grill on the engine bonnet.. you'll see Indian flag colours.

These pictures were taken on a moderately steep gradient. Though loaded these trucks were neither too noisy nor emitting much smoke. that shows they are well maintained under their lovely exteriors. Next time I go for a walk on these hills near Kokapet, I'll surely snap more of these ancient beauties :) for the sake of their liveries.