Monthly Archives: July 2013

The sea

The sea will grant each man new hope.
Christopher Columbus

The turbulent sea is an antidote to the turbulent mind. Nothing soothes the nerves as some quiet time at the sea shore.- Kiran Acharya


The legend of Dona Paula

Dona Paula is a secluded bay where the two major rivers of Goa, Mandovi and Zuari meet the Arabian sea. Initially, the village, Oddavell, was named Dona Paula after the historical figure, Dona Paula de Menezes. It is one of the most popular and romanticised place in Goa with a beautiful view. There are numerous collections of ghost stories about Dona Paula. On moonlit nights at the stroke of midnight, she rises from the sea wearing a string of pearls and nothing else. Various legends are associated with this story. Continue reading The legend of Dona Paula

Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.
– Santosh Kalwar

Once upon a cloudy night

Once upon a cloudy night


When I saw dark clouds I was sure it would rain the next day. However, we weren’t blessed with rain for the next few days. Dark clouds don’t always bring rain. Sometimes, they contribute to good photographs. 😉



Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.
-Oscar Wilde

There are times when peace doesn’t seem so good, specially when you have a lot of peaceful outings. It’s time to spice up the life, I guess.



It’s pictures like this that make me want to take up painting. Painting is exhausting though and photographs are easier. What do you think?

Landmarks of Mumbai

Gateway Of India


The Arabian sea is the reason I like Gateway of India so much. No offense to the architects, it’s as good as any other Gate I guess.

View from Dona Paula

View from Dona Paula

Dona Paula presents a wonderful view and if you are from Mumbai, the crowd won’t bother you.

Windmills and the sea

Windmills and the sea
When winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.
Chinese Proverb

I wish we would have many more windmills in India too. We have a vast coastline and tidal energy would be a boon to our energy deficient nation.

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.
-Jeanne Moreau