Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday evening by the beach

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Another beautiful sunset in Goa

Winter Blues-random capture while driving to work

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Its fun time in Goa

The tourist season has started in Goa. Beach shacks are up and the beach beds. Beaches will be more colourful then ever. Viva Goa.

Wide Angle from my favourite shack at Sernabatim Goa

Its fun time in Goa

The tourist season has started in Goa. Beach shacks are up and the beach beds. Beaches will be more colourful then ever. Viva Goa.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Divwali time in Goa

Goa celebrates diwali in a unique way that is not found elsewhere in India. Effigies of the demon Narkasur who was slayed by lord krishna are made and burnt on the previous night signifying the victory of good over evil. Here is a picture of the narkasur who was participating at a local town competetion. Will post more of diwali pics...
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rio the handsome hound.

Well he lives in he is part of Goa and why not on goa blog. Cheers Rio.

Bright and sunny Goa

Rains have been away for a while. They seem to be on their way out and surely as a custom they are gonna make some noise and bang some drum, that is thunder lightening. Will try and capture some lightening this time...oh that reminds me...where is my slr..

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A beautiful sunset to call it a day.

The big trawler by the sun and sea.

Spot the trawler contest ;)

Traditional Fishing in Goa.

Called the ramponkars, traditionally fished in the coastal areas of Goa using the wooden canoe or bigger boat as seen in the pic. Well the one you see is among the last few. There are not many who make it and hardly any who confirm to its slow and mild manners. Now are the days of big boats, tech gadgets and loads of fish. And money.

Rescue when needed...

Sunny beach after a long time...

Guess its the first sunday with clear skies after the monsoon. Indeed it was crowded by late evening. We were there by 4pm and got to capture some clear sun and sand. the day ended with a beautiful sunset.

Where else but Goa.

See those skies clearing up. Soon the season of tourist arrivals would kick off...

Random rain made blur

Rains are fading in Goa. Seasons change so fast. Life is running out real fast. Good that "to do list" is not much of a problem...but that seven day weekend is illusive.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Divine skies

With the monsoon season heading for exit you will find colorful skies. Shot this from my car on way back from panjim. Well i captured some divinity in the process.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ganesh chaturthi festival

This year I missed out an update on the ganesh festival. This is at a frens place. Lot more festivities coming up...hopefully will cover them all.

Serve chilled by the beach

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lush Green after rains

Goa has taken on another form of green cover which gets wild. Creepers entangle everything in its way. Paddy fields bear the paddy corn and await harvest on maturity. Clouds loose their mass and they become petty sprinklers. Life moves on and its fun to watch natures own cycles every year.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dudhsagar waterfalls :)

Dudhsagar waterfalls fury max.

If you are in Goa don't miss this amazing waterfalls. You cannot take the off road route to this fall during monsoons but you could try some trekking from a place called Kulem.

Rain dance in western ghats.

Me travelling from Goa to Bangalore. sharing some amazing sights of western ghats on the borders of Goa. Hope you like it

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Offroading in Goa

Offroading has picked up pace and passion like crazy. My group of friends also enjoy doing our bit of off tarmac activity or nonsense as some like to call it. Today being a sunday we took to hills and some muck too. My Jeep got stuck, 2WD it is. :(
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Hibiscus at my home.

Why hibiscus? It is one of the most common flowers in india and at least 99% of homes in goa would have them in the compounds. I thought I would shoot one for the blog. Btw I got about 7 varieties at home.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A popular sight in rural Maharashtra. Travel unlimited is what I call it.

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Another capture _ drive up to Mahabaleshwar

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Roadtrip it was

Drove off to the hill station of Mahableshwar for a 2 days holiday. Well rains largely played spoil sport but the company was awesome. Had 2 days of non stop fun. Now back to work.
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Green green Goa

With the monsoons raiding goa there is greenery everywhere. Its the best time of the year in goa if you looking to do more than just the beaches. So don't forget to have one holiday in goa during the rains.

A wild variety of mushroom that is edible. Luck by chance. Popped up in the back yard of my house

Backyard mushrooms.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Invasion of the clouds.

A blog post after ages. Inertia is bad and it shows. Sitting in my office on a sunday noon I realised its been a while that I posted a thing on the blog that was so dear to me. All excuses will go to make it stuck. Let me atleast try to post a few pics from the mobile hereon.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

"River Princess" she is .......

How did I miss out the Princess on my blog. The whole of Goa is talking about her and gradually you ll find the whole world talking about her. She is a monument in the making and she will be one fine day cos its been 10 years that they have been trying to salvage her and the famous Candolim beach which houses some of the finest 5 star hotels namely Taj Aguada and The Taj holiday village but its not happening courtesy our Government. The presence of such a big vessel near the coast line has created such mighty ecological imbalance but no ones bothered. They must have issued contracts and currency worth millions of rupees but she stays. So fellow bloggers, visitors presenting to you the one and only ' River PRINCESS'. Next time you are in Goa, 20 years from now you could visit, walk over the River Princess. :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

View from CHAPORA FORT - Goa

The Chapora fort, 10 K.M from Mapusa was built by the Adil Shah of Bijapur on the southern headland of the Chapora River. The red-laterite bastion, crowning the rock bluff, was rebuilt by the Portuguese in 1617 on the same site. The Chapora Fort has another name - Shahpura, ('town of Shah'), was intended as a border watch post to see various Hindu raiders during the 17th century. It was finally deserted by the Portuguese in 1892, after the territory's frontiers had been forced further north. The Chapora Fort has a commanding view of the Vagator beach and is near to Anjuna beach.

It lies in ruins today, although the views up and down the coast from the weed-infested ramparts are still superb. One can still see the heads of the two tunnels that formerly provided supply routes for besieged defenders. Also can be seen a scattering of Muslim tomb stones on the smooth slopes of the hill. These tomb-stones are believed to be relics of the pre-colonial days. The main attractions here are the superb views from the bastion's ramparts, which look north to Morjim and Mandrem beaches, and south towards Anjuna.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baga Beach - GOA

When you talk about Goa to any person keeping interest in Goa - you could be shot with a question - You live near Bagabeach ?? - Yes its almost so fast that it seems like one word. God knows why in the world this place is so famous and why do so many Foreign tourists even unwind here. Whats in this place. I have completely failed to understand this one aspect. I was at the Baga Beach yesterday after 7 or 8 years and that place has dramatically changed its face for worse. It seems like a commercial capital of Chaos (not like the Laos) and yea multi coloured beach umbrellas. But one thing has remained static absolutely pristine - the roads and the complete infrastructure which has remained the same as it was a decade or two. This place is known to generate more revenues for Goa in tourism industry but absolutely disregard for any improvement. It does not even have a well equipped wash room. I was there just for 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Thats all - I am sorry I am unable to write anything. But yes if you are looking for some crowd and chaos - you are right there.

Martins Corner -GOA

This is something I completely missed out posting on my blog. How could I do that?? Just talking about the place makes my gastronomy go haywire and it hurts. Well jokes apart this is one of the nicest places you will find in Goa to eat, drink and have fun. Good ambience, a favourite amongst many a celebrities and the tourists from across the world. This is not a discotheque although you might find some space to wriggle your belly on weekends, which is a lesser possiblilty considering the fact that the belly would be overfull to do such an act.

Now whats special and recommended. You will get a wide range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages to start with. You could get crabs, Kalamaris, Prawns and fish cooked in red masala and I would call that lip smacking. If you got an appetite for CRABS order one king crab ( advisable that you check on rates before you order for one) and that will surely keep you busy for sometime. Well they also call it Sachins special ( not me) - its the Sachin of the cricket world. I believe Martins Corner is one of his world favourite restaurant.

There is a little bit of monotony to this place if you start frequenting it but if you manage to make it once a month affair ie. if you live in Goa its a hell of a nice eating place.
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